De-classified information has allowed us to produce three additional sets to our Pulp Range.
Full details of them are given below:
Two versions were produced during late 1942, one based on the 3.7cm Flak and another, larger version using the 2cm Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun (depicted here) mounted on an Ankylosaurus. The official designation of the unit was Fd.Kfz 213 Ausf B, but was widely known as the Flakasaurus. Allied troops dubbed them "Awful Annie" after the popular comic strip character.
Intended to provide mobile air defence for dinosaur-based convoys and reconnaissance units, these units were first deployed to Africa in February of 1943. Initial combat trials proved extremely effective as the creatures were able to traverse terrain that was considered impassible to conventional vehicles, and they did not leave a tell-tale dust trail behind them.
Playing a significant role in the protection of forward troops during the battle of Kesserine Pass, the order was given to increase the number of Flakasaurus units and attach them to the two new Kriegsclaw Divisions being created for the Russian Front.
Arriving in time for the Kursk Offensive, the Flakasaurus once again proved its effectiveness in providing aerial defence capabilities to the embattled troops. Additional dinosaur-based vehicles soon began to emerge, including the Tricerawerfer and Jagdpanzersaur.
Reichsfuhrer Goering watched the development of the Stukadactyl program with great interest and, with the increase of Allied bombing destroying the launch facilities for their new V1 cruise missiles, demanded that the rocket motors be fitted to the backs of pteradactyls. The extreme acceleration of the rocket motor meant that the creature's wing bones needed to be reinforced with specially laminated plywood, and a b guidance system fitted to the head.
Small, fast and difficult to detect with the crude radar systems of the day, the ptera-waffen rained down on London and other British cities from mobile launch sites throughout France and Belgium. The load out was typically high explosives or incendiary devices - the limiting factor was the light bone structure of the reptile.
Ship-mounted launch facilities brought the Pterawaffen to the shores of America causing wide-spread destruction to the dockyards along the Atlantic coast.
Initial trials with combat troops operating alongside Kriegsclaw units ended with unacceptably high casualty rates. German scientists solved the problem by coating the uniforms and equipment of their own troops with pheromones; chemical signals that dinosaurs would recognise as meaning ‘do not eat’. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to the chemicals caused respiratory difficulties for the troops, so they were issued with gas masks that had a reserve air tank.
Trained to work closely in support of Kriegsclaws and other dinosaur units, these troops were armed with MP40s and the new MP44 assault rifles, plus a variety of anti-armour weapons. As the Kriegsclaws advanced into contact, the assault troops would dismount and provide suppression fire and close support to the cavalry.
Variations of the breathing apparatus were produced that included a design suited for limited underwater operations and waterborne insertion by Kommandotruppen.
Pulpitations Pulp Germans 100PLP31 V1 Stukasaur (1) 100PLP32 Flakosaurus (1) 100PLP40 Gasmask German infantry w MP40 (4) 100PLP41 Gasmask German infantry w MP44 (4)
Figures are sold individually unless a set is indicated. The number in parentheses denotes the number of available variants for that product code. Variants are supplied randomly, but Eureka Miniatures will always endeavour to supply a representative sample.