Dassault Ouragan (AAC01)
|Dassault Ouragan (AAC01)|
includes one Dassault Ouragen, one Aircraft die, two rare-earth magnets, one decal sheet & one tall plastic flight stand.
In order to maintain equal footing with their Arab neighbours, the Israeli Air Force begun exploring potential upgrades to their jet fighter arsenal. However, it soon became clear that the only nation willing to sell jet fighters to Israel was France and after some alterations to the initial deal, the delivery of twelve Dassault Ouragans begun on 6 October 1955. The initial dozen aircraft were quickly followed by two dozen more in late November after it was announced that Egypt had brokered a deal with Czechoslovakia that included the delivery of one hundred MiG-15 and MiG-17s along with 50 IL-28 bombers.
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|As tensions in the Mid-East escalated, war seems inevitable. Fearing the worst Israel launched Operation Moked (or Focus), a pre-emptive strike aimed at destroying the Arab Air Forces on the ground in an attempt to gain air supremacy for the land campaign that would surely follow. With virtually all of Israel’s 196 combat aircraft committed to the operation including 51 Ouragans; Operation Moked archived its desired outcome.|
With air superiority now established, the Dassault Ouragan were unleashed against the ground forces of the Arab nations for the remained of the Six-Day War and were used to devastating effect against the retreating columns of the Arab nations.
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mike Haught
|The Dassault Ouragan in Fate Of A Nation|
Operation Moked (Focus) was a pre-emptive air strike by the Kheil HaAvir, the Israeli air force, on the Arab air forces. Combined with their superb new Shahak air-superiority fighters, the surprise strike gave the Israelis total dominance in the air for the rest of the war.
Israeli aircraft roll two dice on the How Many Aircrafttable and take the best result.
Israeli aircraft succeed in Fighter Interception on a roll of 5+ rather than the usual 6.
Fast-moving jet aircraft are difficult to hit with manuallyaimed anti-aircraft guns. It takes an excellent crew and a bit of good luck to hit one.
Fast-moving jet aircraft roll a die for each hit from an Anti-aircraft weapon. On a score of 5+, they speed through the danger zone, the shells bursting behind them, and are unharmed. Otherwise they are hit as normal.
|Tall Flight Stands|
Aircraft, such as the Ouragan and Shahak, that use the tall flight stand require some adjustments to the rules.
Aircraft on tall flight stands must be placed within 6”/15cm of the target rather than the usual 4”/10cm of the target.
The Israelis used napalm against Arab columns and troop concentrations. This jellied petrol was a horrific weapon against infantry and unarmoured vehicles.
Napalm uses a Double-width Template (12”/30cm by 6”/15cm) instead of the usual Template. Place the Template square to the table edges after removing the aircraft, with the narrow end closest to where the aircraft was positioned.
Teams under the Template are hit on a roll of 6. Only Fully-armoured vehicles have any protection against Napalm. If any other type of vehicle or team is hit by Napalm, it is automatically Destroyed unless it is in a Building, even if it is in Bulletproof Cover. A Fully-armoured vehicle hit by Napalm does not take an Armour Save. Instead, on a roll of 5+ the vehicle is Bailed Out. Otherwise, the crew are fine.
|The Dassult Ouragan Takes To The Sky|