Thursday, April 23, 2015

Preview ace new product: Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) - superb!

Operation Delaware was a joint military operation launched during the Vietnam War. It began on Friday, April 19, 1968, with troops from the United States and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) moving into the A Shau Valley. The A Shau Valley was a vital corridor for moving vast amounts of supplies coming from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was used by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) as a staging area for numerous attacks in northern I Corps.

The 1st Cavalry Division is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army, as well as the other four branches of the U.S. military. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, and in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).

By the time the 1st Cavalry Division fought in the Vietnam War, it was no longer a conventional infantry unit. The division had become an air assault division as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), commonly referred to as the 1st Air Cavalry Division. The use of helicopters on such large scale as troop carriers, cargo lift ships, medevacs, and as aerial rocket artillery, was never before implemented, but by doing so it freed the infantry from the tyranny of terrain to attack the enemy at the time and place of their choosing.

This is ace new upcoming offering: Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 12-inch military figure and it is superb! Everything on this figure is outstanding and the photos that ace has posted makes the figure look so real. I haven't been getting Vietnam era military figures for a while but this might be my next purchase. ace Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 12-inch military figure really blows the mind!

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) Product Details: 100% hand-made realistic weathering, 1:6 scale Head sculpt, Man Mk I body (12-inch), Painted bare hands, M1 helmet
Mitchell pattern helmet cover, OG 107 boonie hat, OG 107 jacket (2nd pattern), OG 107 pants (2nd pattern), Patches (1st Cavalry Division “Airmobile” insignia, name tab & US Army tab), OD green tee, Trouser belt, Olive green towel, US jungle boots DMS spike protective panama sole, M1967 suspenders, M1967 individual equipment belt, M1967 20 rd ammo pouches x 2, M1967 compass pouches x 2, Nylon medical instrument and supply pouch, First aid kit case plastic insert, 1 quart canteens x 2, M1967 1 quart canteen covers x 2, 2 quart Canteen, 2 quart Canteen Cover 2nd pattern, M1967 Buttpack, M1967 tri folding E-tools cover, Tropical Rucksack 1968, Tarpaulin, MX-991/U Flashlight, M3 Bandolier, M79 Bandolier, 3 round plastic spacers x 2, M16A1 rifle with three prong flash hider, 20rd magazines x 15 + 1, M79 40mm grenade launcher, 40mm grenade x 6 pcs, Rifle sling x 2, M1942 machete w/ sheath, M18 smoke grenade Yellow, M18 smoke grenade Red, M18 smoke grenade Violet, INCEN grenade, M67 grenades x 2, USGI carabineer, GI watch, Montagnard Luck Bracelet, POW Bracelet, Dog Tags, Insect Repellent, Beads, Cigarettes, Toilet paper. Phew! What more can one ask for?!

The ace new product: Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 12-inch figure does bear some resemblance to Tom Hanks (and his name tag says so). Tom Hanks did go to Vietnam as a soldier in the movie "Forrest Gump (1994)" so that's probably where ace got the inspiration for this figure ;p

Check out all the love details of the 1:6 scale accessories and weapons plus gear

Related posts:
November 3, 2013 – Rare Hasbro GI Joe Classic Collection 12-inch Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan Figure US$11,999.99 posted on my toy blog HERE
"G.I. Joe Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks Figure" posted HERE
DID WWII US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion - Normandy June 6, 1944 1/6 scale Captain "Millers" collectible figure reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE
Some of the cast of Saving Private Ryan in 1:6th scale - 12-inch Miller, Jackson, Caparzo & Ryan in my toy blog HERE
1:6 scale Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump from the 1994 movie Forrest Gump (pictures HERE)


Anonymous said...

Excellent figure! Is that Forrest Gump?

alex teo said...

I believe he was the inspiration LOL

Unknown said...

Were in uk can you bye these figures

alex teo said...

Hi Karl, I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar with UK shops. Perhaps a collector from UK can help answer this.Cheers