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8th Army Heavy Weapons Squad

Posted by MABO on 27 Nov 2017, 23:47

Have a look here. I like the officer looking on his watch! ;-)

http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=307&M=M

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Posted by Wiking on 28 Nov 2017, 05:11

Tank you for these info.

MABO wrote:
I like the officer looking on his watch! ;-)

Me too.

The MG team very last two pose second row are a good idea.
And the small variation that two soldier get a cap instead a helmet is nice.

I would be nice to see a comparison to the Esci/ Airfix comrades size wise.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 28 Nov 2017, 08:05

That's going on my shopping list - roll on 2018
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Nov 2017, 10:16

MABO wrote:I like the officer looking on his watch! ;-)


I don't know why but it reminded me of an old joke.

Guy was explaining how he learned to throw hand grenade in the army.
Instructor said:"Pull out safety pin and count to 5. Then throw it".
Guy:"Boy, it exploded around 3.pm already"

I hope my poor translation made it even a bit funny.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 28 Nov 2017, 17:53

The PIAT was not used in North Africa. Is the uniform correct for Mediterranian theater? Italy and Sicily?
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Posted by MABO on 28 Nov 2017, 19:55

Yes, developed 1941. First used in Sicily 1943.
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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2017, 20:47

MABO wrote:Have a look here. I like the officer looking on his watch! ;-)

He's just looking so he won't miss the "hot water" moment! ;-) :mrgreen:

Looks promesing this set! Just miss a bonus figure! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 28 Nov 2017, 21:28

Bluefalchion wrote:The PIAT was not used in North Africa. Is the uniform correct for Mediterranian theater? Italy and Sicily?


Not entirely correct :P . it wasn't used in combat but it was issued and used in N. Africa on the practice ranges.
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Posted by MABO on 28 Nov 2017, 22:07

FredG wrote:
Not entirely correct :P . it wasn't used in combat but it was issued and used in N. Africa on the practice ranges.


That is interesting as well...
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