The Tactical Air Control Party, commonly abbreviated TACP, is a small team of Army, Marine or Air Force personnel who provide airspace deconfliction and terminal control of close air support at battle group level or below. It usually consists of an officer Forward Air Controller (FAC), a SNCO FAC and usually a pair of signallers / drivers.
A USAF TACP, is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force TACP journeyman or craftsman(AFSC 1C4X1) aligned with a conventional or special operational United States Army combat maneuver unit to advise ground commanders on the best use of air power, establish and maintain command and control communications, and provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition fixed- and rotary-wing close air support aircraft, artillery, and naval gunfire. A TACP always includes at least one Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) qualified to control attack aircraft. It can also include an Air Liaison Officer, who is often JTAC qualified and serves in a senior advisor capacity. (source: wiki)
This is Soldier Story's other release that is coming out in June 2013 and it is a 1/6 scale United States Air Force TACP / JTAC 12-inch military figure and the cool part of this figure (other than all the great gear and accessories) is the 1/6 scale Don Cheadle head sculpt. Anyone who is not living under a rock in Bikini Bottom at the bottom of the ocean will know that in 2010, Cheadle assumed the role of USAF Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the film Iron Man 2, replacing Terrence Howard. Cheadle will reprise his role as Rhodey / War Machine / Iron Patriot on the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie. Isn't it appropriate that this Soldier Story 1/6 scale USAF TACP / JTAC 12-inch military figure has Don Cheadle / Rhodey's head sculpt? Great move, Soldier Story!
Besides the Don Cheadle / Rhodey head sculpt, this release will come with a S2 body, FAST carbon helmet, solid stretch FAST helmet cover, neck gaiter, Woodland Gen2 combat shirt and pants, tee, belt, SI lightweight glove, RBAV-AF vest, combat sustainment pack, TT strobe pouch, TT radio pouch large x 2, TT double pistol magazine pouch, TT accessory pouch, TT M4 triple magazine pouch, TT medic pouch, TT zipper utility pouch, TT flashbang grenade pouch, TT 1-point sling, ISA terrain boots, MAST (Modular Antenna System - Tactical) antenna relocation kit x 2, helmet HD camcorder, MPLS with MOLLE adaptors, Rail adaptors, PVS-14 NVG, Monster Dog sunglasses, Comtac XP dual headset, PRC-148 radio x 2, Functional radio antenna extension cable set x 2, MS2000 strobe light, light sticks x 4, carabiners x 2 (blue / gold), Maps x 3, patches, leg kit, watch, GPS, MK16 rifle with EXPS2 red dot sight, G23 3x magnifier, AAC silencer, MK16 magazines x 1 + 6, grip, M3 gun light, AN/PEQ15A dual beam aiming laser, dual button remote, IZLID 200P aiming lasers, CQC M9 holster, CQC holster MOLLE mount, M9 pistol, M9 pistol magazine x 1 + 2, prodigy knife, MK18 smoke grenade
Pre-order this Soldier Story 1/6 scale U. S. Air Force TACP / JTAC 12-inch military figure at TFH