Despite the initial poor showing of the government forces (for example, military helicopters were hit by anti-tank guided missiles during a rebel raid on the Botlikh airfield), Moscow and Makhachkala were able to put together an impressive fighting force. For instance, the light infantry units were partially drawn from the Spetsnaz, paratroopers and naval infantry, crucial to mountain and counter-insurgency warfare.
Looks like more 12-inch Russian military figures are coming our way. This is the DAM TOYS Item #78020 1/6 scale SPETSNAZ in DAGESTAN 12-inch military figure. It will come with 1/6 scale head sculpt, DAM 12-inch action 2.0 narrow shoulders body, tactical glove palms x 3, helmet and cover (OD), 3 holes balaclava (blk), shirt (OD), GORKA E suit (SS Summer), GORKA E pants (SS Summer), straps for pants, leather boots (blk), VM Armor vest (flora), Lazutchik chest rig (OD), MID pouch (OD), Buttpack (OD), VX radio pouch (OD), Radio PTT, 1-Quart canteen cover (woodland), 1-Quart military canteen (OD), AKS-74U short assault rifle, AKS-74U 60-round magazine (blk), AKS-74U 30R magazine x 2 (blk), AKS-74U 30R magazine x 2 (brown), AKS-74U Hidder, AKS-74U Silencer, AKS-74U Sling, KOBRA Red dot, KOBRA Red dot mount, KOBRA Red dot hood, Stetchkin APS pistol, Pistol magazine x 2 + 1, Pistol double magazine pouch (leather), Stetchkin APS pistol, wooden holster cum butt, wooden holster - butt sling (leather)
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Head sculpt resembles that of Walter White, the fictional character in the American television drama series Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.
1/6 scale Russian troops have been appearing on the 12-inch figure market of late. There was the DAM toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Alpha Group 12-inch Special Operations figure (previewed HERE) and the Dam Toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Vympel 12-inch Special Forces Figure (previewed HERE) as well as the DAM Toys 1/6 scale Russian Airborne Troops or "VDV in Crimea" 12-inch military figure (shown HERE). There was also the Very Cool Toys 1/6 scale Soviet Red Army Female Soldier 12-inch figure (pictures HERE) and most recently KGB Hobby 1/6 scale Russian Special Forces Outfit Sets KGB-001A & KGB-001B (posted HERE) and the Toys City 1/6 scale WWII Red Army Scout outfit / uniform Set (TC#68003) for 12-inch figures (link HERE).