Operation Red Wings (often incorrectly referred to as Operation Redwing and / or Operation Red Wing) was a combined / joint military operation that took place in the Pech District of Afghanistan's Kunar Province, on the slopes of a mountain named Sawtalo Sar, approximately 20 miles west of Kunar's provincial capital of Asadabad, in Late June through Mid-July 2005. (source: wiki)
A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopter in the area. Three of the four SEALs were killed in the ambush; a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was subsequently shot down with an RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade by one of Shah's men, killing all on board, which consisted of 8 Navy SEALs and 8 U.S. Army Special Operations aviators.
This is DAM Toys upcoming release of their DAM Elite series no.78008 US Navy SEAL SDV Team 1 Operation Red Wings Sonar Technician 2nd Class Matthew Gene Axelson who was one of the three SEALs that were killed when they were ambushed by Taliban fighters.
The DAM Toys Elite Series 1/6 scale US Navy SEAL SDV Team 1 Operation Red Wings 12-inch military figure will come 1/6 scale real like head sculpt, 12-inch DAM action body, one (1) pair of palms for holding weapon, PT protection helmet (camo painting), interface 3-hole shroud for helmet (camo painting), Titanium advanced tactical mount (camo painting), AN/PVS-15 night vision binocular, NVG lens cap x 2, MS2000 strobe light, velcro (black), SDV Team one cap, work gloves, FSN95 boots, long sleeve shirt (tan), NSW khaki BDU coat, NSW khaki BDU pants, BDU belt (tan), desert flag patch (left and right), IR flag patch (left and right), Firefighter patch, “hadji don’t surf” patch, california patch, SDV Team patch x 2, duty belt (blk), NVG pouch (cb), toolkit pouch (blk), safety lanyard
Plus MLCS rhodesian recon vest(RRV), Modular assault pack for RRV, MLCS double M4 mag pouch, MLCS single M4 mag pouch, MLCS single M14 / SR-25 mag pouch, MLCS single pistol mag pouch x 2, MLCS smoke grenade pouch, MLCS MBITR radio pouch, MLCS general purpose pouch, MLCS M60 ammo pouch, MLCS canteen pouch, MLCS gas mask carrier
With M4S headset, SPI NSW PTT, AN/PRC-148 radio, sunglasses, G-shock watch, hanging buckle, Mk24Mod0 pistol, tactical pistol lanyard (blk), pistol mag x 2
He is armed with the Mk11Mod0 sniper rifle (camo painting), SR-25 QD suppressor, 600m folding rear sight, SR-25 flip-up front sight, Mk4 LRT riflescope, riflescope lens cap, AN/PVS-22 night vision clip-on sight, AN/PEQ-2 laser, rail cover x 3, BRMS bipods, SR-25 7.62mm 20-rd mag x 3 + 1, rifle sling (OD), sling adaptor, marking stickers for weapons
He also carries the Mk18Mod0 rifle (camo painting) with QD suppressor, PEQ5 CVL laser, M961 tactical flashlight, M2 red dot sight, backup sight,grip, 5.56mm 30-rd mag x 3 + 1, single point rifle sling (blk)
Their position given away by locals supportive of the Taliban, the SEALs engaged in a fire fight against a force of about 80-250 Taliban fighters. During the fire fight, Axelson was shot in the chest and head but continued to fight alongside Luttrell until a blast from a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) separated them. Along with injuries sustained from the blast, Axelson died of bullet wounds to the chest and head.
He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during Operation Red Wings.