Saturday, March 12, 2011

New from MWtoy & Crazydummy: WWII Defence Of The Reich Fighter Pilot

This is an upcoming release by MWtoy and Crazydummy: WWII Defence Of The Reich 1/6 scale Fighter Pilot 12-inch figure.

The 1/6 scale 12-inch Luftwaffe (German Air Force) pilot figure will come with PVC head, articulated body, Luftwaffe Officer's Visor Cap, Neckerchief, Flying.Jacket (Imitation Leather), black tie, blue shirt, Officer's Shoulder Boards (Hauptmann / Captain), Luftwaffe Breast Eagle, Luftwaffe Day-Fighter Operational Flying Clasp in Gold, German Iron Cross 1st Class Badge, Luftwaffe Pilot Badge, Silver Wound Badge, Brown Leather Belt (Genuine Leather), Compass, M37 Femaru Pistol Handgun, M37 Holster (Genuine Leather), Flying Helmet (Genuine Leather), Luftwaffe Flight Goggles, Flying Gloves (Imitation Leather), Flying Trousers, Flying Boots (Genuine Leather), Life Jacket, File Folder (Genuine Leather), PVC pipette, ABS oxygen cylinder and Map

At the outset of the Second World War, the Luftwaffe was one of the most modern, powerful, and experienced air forces in the world, and dominated the skies over much of continental Europe with aircraft much more advanced than their foreign counterparts.

The Luftwaffe was central to the German operational methods, as the close air support provided by various medium two-engine bombers, Stuka dive bombers and an overwhelming force of tactical fighters were key to several early successes.

Unlike the British and American Air Forces, the Luftwaffe never developed four-engine bombers in any significant numbers, and was thus unable to conduct an effective long-range strategic bombing campaign against either the Russians or the Western Allies.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most versatile and widely-produced fighter aircraft operated by the Luftwaffe. This fighter had relatively short wings and was powered originally by a radial BMW 801 engine, and later by an inline Junkers Jumo (Fw 190D), and held its own against new, improved Allied aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang.

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was a main asset for Blitzkrieg, able to place bombs with deadly accuracy.

In the second half of 1940, the Luftwaffe lost the Battle of Britain over the skies of England, the first all-air battle.

Following the military failures on the Eastern Front, from 1942 onwards, the Luftwaffe went into a steady, gradual decline that saw it outnumbered and overwhelmed by the sheer number of Allied aircraft being deployed against it.

Towards the end of the war, the Luftwaffe was no longer a major factor, and despite fielding advanced aircraft like the Messerschmitt Me 262, Heinkel He 162, Arado Ar 234, and Me 163 it was crippled by fuel shortages and a lack of trained pilots. [source: wiki]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BBI and ITPT (In The Past Toys) released similar figures with more or less the same gear years ago. They came with black jacket and boots. This brown set is cool !