US Paratroopers wearing the M.1943 field uniform which replaced the light khaki M.1942 paratrooper’s uniform after Normandia. These soldatini may be used to represent parachute e gliderborne troops from the Arnhem campaign alla guerra di Corea.
44 paracadutisti in 12 posture – 23 mm pari a 166 cm di altezza
- Ufficiale con pistol (2)
- NCO con SMG (5)
- Paratrooper collapsing canopy
- Mitragliere con mitragliatrice media da .30 cal (2)
- Assistant mitragliere (2)
- Paratrooper recovering kit bag (2)
- Paratrooper con BAR
- Paratrooper con M1A1 carbine
- Paratrooper con SMG
- Paratrooper throwing grenade
- Paratrooper standing, sparando
- Paratrooper kneeling, sparando
The NCO is probably the best e most useful figure in the set.
There are enough attacking e firing poses for a small diorama.
The .30 calibre MMG may be used to equip jeeps ed other veicoli.
Poor choice of subject. The US Paras had already been done in better quality.
Less value for money: only 44 soldatini in 12 poses, compared to 50 soldatini in 13 poses offered by ESCI.
The soldatini are not nearly as detailed as the US Paratroopers produced by ESCI.
Detail e casting quality is sub-standard.
Noticeable flash e le linee di stampo devono essere tolto prima di dipingere.
The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is modelled con the bipod e the carrying handle in place, despite the fact that experienced troops - paratroopers in particular - usually removed these oggetti. The handle may be sliced off the weapon easily, but removing the bipod will take a little care.
The caricatore for the .30 calibre MMG is caught in an unfortunate pose: forever trying to place an ammo box on the ground before him. To be of any use to the mitragliere, the caricatore might as well begin opening one of the boxes.
The officer carries an unusually long pistol, too long to fit into the holster.
The kneeling, firing paratrooper has his legs parted in a rather uncomfortable way, practically ruining the pose.
Several of the men are without entrenching tool, e not one of them carries a grenade on his body.
The bareheaded para seems to have lost o discarded his elmetto. The ESCI set features a similar pose, bareheaded to show off the Mohawk hairstyle, except that this man has attached his elmetto to the back of his belt.
- US Airborne
- Arnhem, settembre 1944
- Ardennes, dicembre 1944
- Germania, marzo 1945
- Korea, 1951
- Legione straniera francese Paratroops, Dien Bien Phu, 1954
This box of US Paratroopers is a disappointment compared to the excellent ESCI set covering the same subject. An opportunity to fill in the gaps in the ESCI set has been missed. Incompatible soldatini are likely to fail as miserably as incompatible software. One wonders why the design e development effort was not better spent on an entirely new subject, something con more probability of success in the market. Readers of Military Miniatures Magazine have put forward a good number of interesting new product ideas in our annual Wishlist section, manufacturers need only adopt some of them.
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