Armored trains were used by both sides on the Eastern Front during WWII. In fact their use began at the end of WWI and was further developed between the wars in the conflicts in Eastern Europe. Both the "Reds" and "Whites" factions fighting for control of Russia used armored trains in considerable numbers during the Russian Civil War, as did Poland at the beginning stages of WWII. Once WWII began, the Germans had to catch up on their armored train proficiency to help protect reinforcements and supplies from reaching the eastern front since they were constantly harassed by local partisans. As the Red Army grew in strength and the front became more fluid, there were a number of battles and skirmishes between tanks and armored trains.
Each BP 42 train had two Artillerie Wagen / FlaK cars located at either end of the train. A turret housed a captured Soviet 76.2 mm FK 295/1 (r) cannon that fired up to 10 shells per minute at a range of almost 10 km. 250 shells were carried and the unitary weight was 6.4 kg. The 20 mm quad-AA gun had an operational rate of fire of 1,000 rpm and an effective range of 4 km. Sold Out!