Monday, July 20, 2015

Preview Dam Toys 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troops - PKP machine gunner 12-inch figure

The Russian Airborne Troops or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска, ВДВ; Air-landing Forces) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. They are an elite force, on par with the Strategic Rocket Forces and the Aerospace Defence Forces. First formed before World War II, the force undertook two significant airborne operations and a number of smaller jumps during the war and for many years after 1945 was the largest airborne force in the world. The force was split after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, losing divisions to Belarus and Ukraine, and has been reduced in size.

Dam Toys (Dam no.78025) 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troops - PKP machine gunner 12-inch figure parts list: 1/6th scale head sculpt, Dam action body 2.0, hands x 4, pair of feet, 6B28 helmet, 6B28 helmet cover (flora), sailor shirt, pair of gloves, fur hat, winter suit jacket (flora), BDU pants (flora), belt (OD), leather belt (black), paratrooper boots (black), 6SH112 molle tactical vest (flora), GP pouch x3 (digital flora), universal pouch x4 (flora), backpack (digital flora), ammo box pouch x2 (flora), VX radio pouch (digital flora), VX radio, 1-quart canteen cover (digital flora), 1-quart military canteen (OD), PKP Pecheneg, PKP Pecheneg ammo box, PKP Pecheneg 7.62 chain, PKP Pecheneg sling, Makarov PM pistol, Makarov PM pistol holster, pistol lanyard, Makarov PM pistol pistol mag x2, AK74 bayonet, AK74 scabbard, RGD-5 grenade x2, kneepad (black), “D” hanging buckle (black), military binoculars, military rain cape (replacement parts), ID patch x3

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The PKP "Pecheneg" (Russian: Печенег) is a Russian machine gun chambered for the 7.62x54mmR round. It is a modernized PK machine gun. The Pecheneg is said to be more precise than all its predecessors due to a heavier, non-removable forced air cooling barrel with radial cooling ribs and a handle which eliminates the haze effect from hot gases and keeps the barrel cooler, making the weapon more reliable. Furthermore, the weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range range. The Pecheneg is currently in use by Russian Army Spetsnaz and other troops in significant numbers.

The Pecheneg is named for the Pecheneg people, a warlike tribe of Turkic origin who lived in what later became steppes of Southern Russia and Ukraine. The Pecheneg is a standard 7.62x54mmR PKM machine gun without the rapid barrel-change option, and intended for use from an integral bipod as a squad support weapon. It can provide more sustained firepower than the standard-issue RPK-74, and the 7.62x54R cartridge offers a longer effective range and better penetration of light structures and improvised covers in urban and forest environments.

The Makarov pistol or PM (Russian: Пистолет Макарова, Pistolet Makarova, literally Makarov's Pistol) is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991.

Another 12-inch Russian figure joins the ranks of a fast growing 1/6th scale Russian army. They are getting more attention than the US Navy SEALs these days.

1 comment:

Bryan244 said...

That head sculpt looks pretty "dam" good haha.