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Roof for trench dug-out

Roof for trench dug-out


Product Code: TRENCH/RF
 

Price: 3.50


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Product Information

Dimensions

This resin roof model is designed to fit over the trench weapon position to form a dug-out or bunker. The weapon's position roof terrain model is approximately 120mm wide by 14mm thick by 120mm front to back. 

With this suitable lid (weapon positon sold separately, see code TRENCH/WP) the weapon position could be used as a fallout shelter or trench dug-out. Dug-outs were used in WW1 to provide additional cover for resting troops and for extra protection during bombardment. They were generally roofed over with corrugated iron sheets or brushwood and then covered with at least 9" (225mm) of earth.

Forget leaning a few doors against the strongest wall of your house and covering them with the heaviest of your belongings, if you really want to ‘Protect and Survive’ you need to be underground. The earth covering will protect you from the heat and blast of a nuclear detonation (providing its at least 10km away) and will shelter you from the subsequent radioactive fallout (provided you close the end of the shelter off and don’t go outside). The covering is earth and the shelter is also fire-proof so shouldn’t burn during the conflagration. 

The corrugated tin roof is strong enough to take a maximum of 9” of earth and will keep you dry. The shelter (use the weapons pit model) is large enough for your family or friends and can be sub-divided off with curtains to form a separate area for the toilet. 

In the post-apocalyptic world, the shelter can form a base of operations (mostly survival) an underground hospital or just basically a hovel. As a hideout for your gang it would provide cover from assault and be camouflaged so that it is concealed.

 

Buy individually or check out our discounted COMBI-DEAL for a 4ft length of trench.

The trench system is also suitable for 'near future' wargame scenarios as well as Warhammer 40k wargame terrain.

This terrain model is also suitable for 1/48 scale model dioramas.

Background

During WW2 a network of trenches and ringstands could form a complex and effective defensive line. Urban Construct have put together a selection of wargames terrain trench sections, which begin to illustrate the complexity and variety of fortifications scenery. Trenches were used as firing positions or to connect between shelters, gun-emplacements, tobruks and observation posts within a strong point. These wargames terrain models are based on research into real and sometimes still existing installations.

During WW1 several trenches were run in parallel, from the frontline trench to the support trench and behind that the reserve trench. Urban Construct produce wargames terrain trench sections, which are modular and will fit together so that you can form this type of WW1 scenery.  Communication trenches ran at approximately right angles to these trenches to connect up the whole system. Dug-outs branched out from these trenches and were used in WW1 to provide additional cover for resting troops and for extra protection during bombardment. They were generally roofed over with corrugated iron sheets or brushwood and then covered with at least 9" (225mm) of earth.

 

Figures, gun, additional weapon position/bunker model and camouflage net are for display purposes only and are not included.

 
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