Israeli Armour & Air Support Hits Battlefront’s Team Yankee

April 19, 2019 by brennon

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Battlefront Miniatures has been showing off some new Team Yankee releases for the end of April. The Israelis are getting themselves some new armour and air support starting off with the Magach 6 Tank Platoon.

Magach 6 Tank Platoon - Team Yankee

The first of the sets contains five new plastic tanks, ready to act as the frontline against the enemy. These big, tough tanks came over from America and became a staple part of the Israeli army over the period covered in Team Yankee.

Anti-Tank Options

Next up we're looking towards the ways you can defend against tanks too. The Pereh Anti-tank Platoon is again based on a lot of US technology that got sent over to the Middle-East.

Pereh Anti-tank Platoon - Team Yankee

Designed to look like a traditional tank it would then pop up the missile system on the back of the tank, ready to unleash a salvo of explosives into whatever stood in their way. That gun-tube on the front was a fake and not used at all making it a surprising foe for the enemy to come up against.

Anti-Air & Long Range Rockets

As well as the anti-tank options we also have something to help keep enemies at bay in the air. This is the ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Platoon.

ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Platoon - Team Yankee

Proven by the Soviets and Russians this was a shoo-in for the Israeli army, giving them great access to tried and tested anti-air defences. It had a decent range and was speedy too, able to zip from one place to another when its aid was needed.

We also have the M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon which will gives you another option for taking down aircraft and the like.

M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon - Team Yankee

These were manually aimed by the operators before the rockets then locked onto the hot exhausts of aircraft. Then, they would be launched and homed in on their target, hopefully blowing them out of the air.

Skyhawk Support

Finally for the Israelis this week we have the introduction of the Skyhawk Fighter Flight.

Skyhawk Fighter Flight - Team Yankee

Armed for ground assault these fighters would drop cluster bombs and napalm onto the enemy. The Israeli version of this fighter also saw changes where the American cannon was replaced by a French one upgrading it from 20mm to 30mm.

So, if you're collecting the Israeli force in Team Yankee right now you have lots of cool new options!

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