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MIG-17 Fighter Flight (AARBX20)

Includes two MIG-17, four rare-earth magnets, two decal sheets and two tall plastic flight stands.

In the early 1950s, the Egyptian Air Force began the transition from prop-driven aircraft to jet fighters. Until this point, the Egyptians had been using surplus World War Two aircraft of either British or Italian origin. While the Egyptians were able to procure Gloster Metreors and De Havilland Vampires from the British, they along with the United States of America they refused to sell Egypt anything more modern.

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In 1955 Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser intervened and brokered a deal with the Soviet Bloc that saw the Egyptian Air Force supplied with Mikoyan-Gurevich fighters and Ilyushin bombers. By October 1956, the Egypt had 120 MiG-15, 50 Il-28, 87 Meteors and Vampires and a handful of MiG-17s; far superior than anything the Israelis could deploy.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mike Haught

The MIG-17

The Mig-17 in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the Mig-17 are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the Mig-17 are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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120mm Mortar Platoon (AAR736)

Includes six 120mm Mortar teams, six six-hole large bases, six resin sandbag strips and three plastic base plug sprues

Mortars provide quick, responsive fire; and in the open terrain of the desert are perfect for harassing the enemy. The heavy regimental mortars have much greater range and firepower than the lighter battalion mortars, allowing them to reach deep into the enemy deployment to silence their artillery.

Developed from a French design, the Soviet M1938 was a heavy mortar used as artillery by the Soviets in World War II because of its good range and heavy shells. Supplied to ally nations in the post-war years, the Egyptians used the weapon as a regimental mortar for fire support missions deep into enemy deployment zones or as counter-battery fire.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

The 120mm Mortar Platoon

The 120mm Mortar Platoon in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the 120mm Mortar are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the 120mm Mortar are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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BTR-152 (AAR211)

Includes one BTR-152 Armoured Personnel Carrier and four Seated Passenger figures

The development of the BTR-152 was a direct result of the Red Army’s experiences during the Second War World. Utilising joint infantry and tank tactics against the Germans, Soviet commanders found that casualties amongst the infantry were especially high due to the lack of an armoured personnel carrier that was able to keep pace with the advancing tanks. As a consequence, the BTR-152 was amongst the first vehicles developed at the conclusion of the Second World War. 

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Based on the ZiS-151 truck chassis, the first prototype of the BTR-152 were completed in 1947 but lacked the desired level of mobility as a direct result of the five tons of additional armour added to the vehicle. After a few tweaks to the design, the BTR-152 was accepted for service. The BTR-152 first saw combat in the Hungarian revolution of 1956 and later during the Six-Day War with the forces of the United Arab Republic.

The vehicle was of all-welded construction with armour ranging from 15mm thick on the front to 9mm on the side; enough to provide protection from small arms fire and shell fragments but offered little protection against anything heavier. 

In the 1967 war, Egyptian mechanised forces used both the BTR-60 eight-wheeled, and BTR-152 six-wheeled Soviet armoured personnel carriers to provide mobility to their infantry. In the 1973 war, several mechanised brigades continued to use the older wheeled vehicles as the BMP had not fully supplanted the BTR in service. In both wars, the mechanised forces represent a strong combined arms force, with integral Anti-tank and Anti-aircraft assets including the capable AT-3 “Sagger” anti-tank missile and SA-7 SAMs.

Designed by Allen Evan
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

The BTR-152

The BTR-152 in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the BTR-152 are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the BTR-152 are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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BTR-50PK (AAR221)

Includes one BTR-50PK armoured personnel carrier

The BTR 50PK is a Soviet amphibious armoured personnel carrier based off of the PT-76. Unlike other BTR models the BTR-50PK is tracked instead of wheeled. The transport itself can carry up to twenty fully equipped men.

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The Soviet doctrine called for the BTR-50PK to be used with PT-76 in rapid, uninterrupted advances, so the reconnaissance elements were expected to move forward at speed until engaged.  This doctrine was also adopted by the Arab force. If worse came to worst, the destruction of the scout company would at least alert the following troops to the presence of a strong defensive position.

These companies combine tanks for firepower and infantry in light BTR-50PK transporters to lead the advance. If the company ran into anti-tank guns, the infantry platoon could dismount and assault to clear the way forward, covered by their transporters and the tanks.

Designed by Allen Evan
Painted by Casey Davies

BTR-50PK

The BTR-50PK in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the BTR-50PK are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the BTR-50PK are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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PT-76 Scout Platoon (AARBX16)

Includes three PT-76 light tanks

Originally designed as an amphibious light tank, the PT-76 started its service in the early 1950s. The tank itself became the Soviet standard reconnaissance tank. The PT-76 was widely exported and found homes in many nations’ armies including Egypt and thus The United Arab Republic.

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The Soviet doctrine called for the PT-76 to be used in rapid, uninterrupted advances, so the reconnaissance elements were expected to move forward at speed until engaged. This doctrine was also adopted by the United Arab Republic. It mounts a 76.2mm gun capable of taking on older medium tanks, but should only engage heavier armour as a last resort. The vehicle was put to greatest effect crossing the Great Bitter Lake with the Egyptian 130th Marine Brigade in the latter conflict. If worse came to worst, the destruction of the scout company would at least alert the following troops to the presence of a strong defensive position.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies

The PT-76

The PT-76 in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the PT-76 are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the PT-76 are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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82mm Mortar Platoon (AAR735)

Includes six 82mm mortar teams, six four-hole medium bases, six resin sandbag strips and two base plug sprues

In the open desert of the Sinai, mortars are the perfect weapon for harassing the enemy as they attempt to cross minefields and breach barbed wire entanglements. 

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While lacking the superior range and greater firepower of their heavy regimental counterparts, the 82-BM-41 is far more mobile allowing them to be quickly broken down and setup wherever the enemy masses to attack; pinning them down and breaking the attack up.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

The 82mm Mortar

The 82mm Mortar in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the 82mm Mortar are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the 82mm Mortar are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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37mm AA Company (AAR540)

Includes three 37mm AA guns with crew, three six-hole large bases, three resin sandbag strips and one base plug sprue.

Soviet doctrine emphasises camouflage and deception when setting up defensive positions. Their gun positions are carefully concealed so as not to be visible until they open fire at point-blank range. The UAR followed these tactics carefully when setting up their defensive positions.

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Despite their aggressive rhetoric, the United Arab Republic was deployed defensively when the Israelis attacked. Their front-line infantry divisions were in fortified positions. The infantry battalions, Kateybat Moshaa (pronounced kah-teebat moh-shaa) in Arabic, were entrenched behind barbed wire and minefields, ready they believed, to see off any attack.

Designed by Evan Allen and Karl Cederman
Painted by Aaron Mathie

The 37mm AA gun

The 37mm AA gun in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the 37mm AA Company are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the 37mm AA Company are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

 

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M3 TCM-20 AA (AIS161)

includes one M3 TCM-20 half-track, one plastic half-track components sprue, one driver figure and one hull-mounted MG.

At the conclusion of the Second World War, the biggest consumer of the M3 half-track was Israeli. The high level of surplus vehicles still in Europe at the conclusion of hostilities meant a plentiful supply were available. Once acquired, these vehicles were amongst the first armoured vehicle available to Israeli forces during the fighting in 1948 (the first Arab-Israeli war).

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At the conclusion of the 1948 conflict, Israel continued to acquire M3 half-tracks from European sources and directly from the United States and by 1955 a concerted effort was made to standardise the acquired half-tracks in an attempt to equip two new armoured brigades. Amongst the modifications was the addition of a ball-mounted machine-gun in the driver’s compartment.

In addition to an armoured personal carrier, the M3 half-track was a successful platform for various types of support weapons. Amongst these were anti-tank variants and mobile mortar carriers. Another variant included the M3 TCM-20, which featured a main armament of two 20mm Hispani-Suiza HS. 404 cannons fitted to a Maxson turret. Not only did this weapon prove an adequate deterrent to enemy aircraft but could be used against ground targets to devastating effect.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Chris Townley

The M3 TCM-20 AA

 The M3 TCM-20 AA in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the M3 TCM-20 AA are contained in the Israeli Unit Card Pack (AIS901)…

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Mirage Fighter Flight (AISBX13)

Includes two Mirage aircraft, one Flight Stand with Tall Flight Stand Add-on, two Rare-earth magnets and two Decal sheets.

With the success of Operation Moked during the opening stages of the Six-Day War; Dassault Aviation couldn’t have paid for a better advertisement of their Mirage III CJ (also known as the Shahak or Skyblazer in Hebrew to the Israelis).

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Developed during the 1950s, it was the first European-built fighter designed to exceed Mach 2 during horizontal flight. Eager to attract potential buyers, Dassault invited members of the Israeli Air Force (or IAF) to visit their factory; test the new aircraft and provide feedback. And with the addition of the MiG-21 to the Arab arsenal, Israel placed an order for the Mirage in 1959. Seventy Mirage III CJ fighters were delivered to the Israelis between April 1962 and July 1964.

While the French version of the Mirage was designed to intercept high-level bombers, the Israeli requirements were for a tactical fighter interceptor and therefore contained more fuel tanks and two DEFA cannons. The Mirages of the IAF were best known for their performance during Operation Moked; the pre-emptive strike on Arab airfields with the intent of destroying the Arab air force on the ground.

Despite the success of Moked, the Mirage performed admirably during the remainder of the war; downing a further forty-eight Arab aircraft that had survived the initial airfield attacks. With the threat of the Arab airforces largely neutralised the Israeli army was able to rely on regular ground support from their high-flying cousins.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Chris Townley

The Mirage

The Mirage Fighter Flight in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the Mirage are contained in the Israeli Unit Card Pack (AIS901)…

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Learn To Play

We are currently working on a Learn To Play Guide to help you learn the basics of Fate Of A Nation as quickly and easily as possible, stand by soldier it is coming soon!

If you have already played Team Yankee or Flames Of War (V4) then you will find Fate Of A Nation just as easy and intuitive as these other rules sets from Battlefront.

For those fresh conscripts among you, don’t worry we will have a comprehensive guide for you soon.