DAM had already previewed the first 12-inch SEAL figure of their Recon Team some time back in May (see my post HERE) and now this will be their second Navy SEAL Recon Team military figure and it's going to be a Corpsman :)
A US Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM) is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy who serves with Navy and United States Marine Corps units. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as well as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital Corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. [source: wiki]
Going by what they wear and what they carry plus the resemblance to certain actors, this U.S. Navy SEAL Recon Team looks like the one from the 2003 American war film "Tears of the Sun" which was about a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in Nigeria.
The Dam Toy 1/6th scale US Navy SEAL Recon Team Pointman 12-inch Figure has already been shown to be Johnny Messner who played GMC Kelly Lake: Lead Scout / Rifleman for Bruce Willis' SEAL team. This second DAM SEAL Recon Team Corpsman 12-inch figure is supposed to be Paul Francis as HM2 Danny "Doc" Kelley: Corpsman / Rifleman and I think that is a pretty good likeness.
DAM Toy 1/6th scale U.S. Navy SEAL Recon Team Corpsman 12-inch Military Figure will come with real-like head sculpt with head band, 12-inch action figure body, black T-shirt, SOF woodland camo battle dress uniform with SDU-5e strobe light, BDU belt, OMEGA grenade vest, CQB S belt, Acadia boots, Motorcycle gloves, wrist wear
He has with him his 2QT canteen and canteen cover, Spear ELCS ammo pouch, double pistol magazine pouch, AN/PRC-148 radio and pouch, LASH I headset
He is armed with the SOPMOD M4 carbine with M203 grenade launcher, backup iron sight, COMP M2 red dot sight, M203 leaf sight, RIS rail panel, 3-point rifle sling, sling adaptor, M4 5.56 magazine x 3, 40mm HE grenade x 8, MK24 mod 0 pistol, 9mm pistol magazine x 3, pistol holster, AK-47 assault rifle, AK-47 sling, M67 frag grenade x 2, M18 smoke grenade x 2, SOG x42 combat knife
The best part about this set is that this 12-inch Corpsman actually comes with a 1562b medical backpack packed with medical supplies :) The first-aid kit comprises: skin cleansing alcohol wipe x 3, health-care anti-septic towelette x 2, sterile burn sheet, celox granules A, hemostatic granules B, emergency bandaid A, emergency bandaid B x 2, face shield, surgical gloves
The 1/6th scale Corpsman's surgical instruments include: needle holder, mayo scissors, metzenbaum scissors, mosquito hemostats, kelly hemostats, rochester carmalts, scalpel handle and blade, adson forceps
You don't have to know how those things are supposed to work or what they are to be used for :) It's just proper that a Corpsman should have his medical stuff with him. Most of the 1/6th scale Corpsman released so far are only Corpsman by name as they don't have a single medical tool / kit to their name. The last figure I have that was well equipped medically was Dragon Models (DML) World War II Combat Medic 'Doc Peterson', released in 2003 (You can see the pictures HERE)
After releasing six figures from the "Black Hawk Down" movie (two 1/6th scale U.S. Army Rangers and four Delta Force Special Ops 12-inch figures), it looks like DAM Toy is going to release the SEAL team from "Tears of the Sun" next, with this Corpsman being the second team member to be previewed / released.
DAM Toy hasn't shown us their SEAL team leader / commander figure of Bruce Willis as Lieutenant A.K. Waters but that figure had already been released by Art Figures :) See the pictures HERE
You can pre-order this DAM Toys 1/6th scale U.S. Navy SEAL Recon Team Corpsman 12-inch Military Figure from TFH (The Falcon's Hangar)