Afrika Korps

Afrika Korps

Sent to bolster their beleaguered Italian allies facing the combined forces of the British Commonwealth in North Africa, the Deutsches Afrika Korps proved a dangerous opponent. Commanded by the legendary Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps fought a series of ferocious battles in Egypt and Libya as each side pushed the other to breaking point.

Fighting in what was referred to as the last 'Gentleman's War', the German soldier was well respected by those he faced, be they British, Australian, Indian or other nationalities. German tactics in the desert had a profound and deadly effect on how the British armour and infantry formations interacted with one another and these lessons were learnt for the later conflicts in North West Europe.

The Afrika Korps foot troops were more than ably supported by the dreaded '88' (8.8cm Flak) gun as a direct fire weapon and the ubiquitous Panzer IV was developed into what the British troops referred to as the 'Pz IV special' - a tank the British tank commanders learnt to fear and respect in equal measure. Battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and Gazala honed their fighting capability, pushing the British High Command into changes that would bring eventual victory in the desert campaign.

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AFRIKA KORPS STARTER ARMY

With the Infamous 88, a Panzer III tank and 30 + men to command this is the German Afrika Korps Star..

£75.00 £67.50 Ex Tax: £67.50

AFRIKA KORPS

Sent to bolster their beleaguered Italian allies facing the combined forces of the British Commonwea..

£26.00 £23.40 Ex Tax: £23.40

AFRIKA KORPS 2CM FLAK 38

Pack contains 1 metal anti-aircraft gun and 3 crew.Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted..

£12.99 £11.70 Ex Tax: £11.70

AFRIKA KORPS 5CM PAK 38 ANTI-TANK GUN

Pack contains 1 metal gun and 3 metal crew miniaturesNote: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted..

£12.99 £11.70 Ex Tax: £11.70

AFRIKA KORPS HQ

German officers were capable and often experienced leaders. Junior officers were trained to undertak..

£6.00 £5.40 Ex Tax: £5.40

AFRIKA KORPS KRADSCHUTZEN MOTORCYCLE

Pack contains 1 metal motorbike with 1 metal rider and 1 metal pillion.Note: Models supplied unassem..

£6.99 £6.30 Ex Tax: £6.30

AFRIKA KORPS KRADSCHUTZEN MOTORCYCLE AND SIDECAR

Pack contains 1 metal motorbike and sidecar with 2 metal riders.Note: Models supplied unassembled an..

£9.99 £9.00 Ex Tax: £9.00

AFRIKA KORPS MEDIUM MORTAR

The standard German medium mortar of the war was the 80mm Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective a..

£7.00 £6.30 Ex Tax: £6.30

AFRIKA KORPS MMG TEAM

The Germans were equipped with two excellent machine guns in the MG34 and rapid-firing MG42 - known ..

£7.00 £6.30 Ex Tax: £6.30