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Big Bang Ricochet - WW2 Collection: BA-27 Heavy Armored Car

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The Russian Revolution was by no means a simple thing. The February 1917 revolution was followed months later by the far better known November Revolution that put the communists into power. But overthrowing the central government does not give one central control. The communists would spend the next six years struggling to conquer the Russian Empire, quelling both internal civil war and subjugating breakaway states. By 1923, the Soviets were in firm control over a nation battered and broken by more than half a decade of war.

After the end of the civil war, industrialization was seen as the key to rebuilding the nation and one particular industry was seen as more important than most others - the automotive industry. Trucks were seen as one of the prime needs in restoring commerce.

The first truck off the assembly lines in 1924 was the AMO-F-15 1.5 ton truck. It was a copy of the 1911 Italian Fiat F15 truck, thanks to a monopoly production license established by wealthy Russian aristocrats in 1916. In fact, the first Soviet trucks off the assembly lines were actually assembled from knock-down kits supplied by Fiat eight years earlier. It would be nearly 3 more years before the USSR was producing the truck from scratch.

The AMO-F-15 would provide the basis for the Red Army's growing military power, first supplying the trucks needed to move an army, and then by supplying the chassis for the first Soviet heavy armored car, the BA-27. Before this, Red Army armored cars were small, cramped, clumsy affairs built up from light cars and touring sedans, barely able to carry a machine gun as a weapon. The BA-27 was a game changer, bearing better armor and the weapons of a light tank, particularly after the triple-axled BA-27M was developed to provide unrivaled offroad capability in the Red Army fleet.

This document fully details the BA-27 and BA-27M armored cars, as well as the AMO-F-15 truck. Also documented are the Degtyarev light machine gun series and the Puteaux SA18 37mm tank gun family from which the Soviet PS-1 tank gun is derived. Appendices provide information compatible with D20 Modern, Spycraft 2.0 and Savage Worlds.

Unlike past issues of Big Bang Ricochet, the silver-covered books will provide everything necessary to allow you to drop the vehicle straight into your game. No more hunting for other issues covering weapon entries included in previous issues. please be aware this all-inclusive nature means that these silver edition booklets may occasionally duplicate material that has appeared in previous products.

 
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Alternate Realities Publications
Alternate Realities Publications
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