Saturday, December 10, 2016

DID 1/6th scale WWII U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division Radio Operator "Paul" 12-inch figure

The 29th Infantry Division (29th I.D.), also known as the "Blue and Gray", is an infantry division of the United States Army based in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is a formation of the United States Army National Guard and contains units from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Formed in 1917, the division deployed to France as a part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Called up for service again in World War II, the division's 116th Regiment, attached to the First Infantry Division, was in the first wave of troops ashore during Operation Overlord, the landings in Normandy, France. It supported a special Ranger unit tasked with clearing strong points at Omaha Beach. The rest of the 29th ID came ashore later then advanced to Saint-Lô, and eventually through France and into Germany itself. These actions have since been the subject of many motion pictures and video games.

Radio operators play a very important role in military communication, which is the transmission of information from reconnaissance and other units in contact with the enemy and the means for exercising command by the transmission of orders and instructions of commanders to their subordinates. As such, it comprises all means of transmitting messages, orders, and reports, both in the field and at sea and between headquarters and distant installations or ships. Military communication has thus long played an important role in warfare.

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DID 1/6th scale WWII U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division Radio Operator "Paul" 12-inch figure Features: super realistic head sculpt which bears a very strong resemblance to the late Paul Walker, best remembered for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in six of the next seven installments. He also starred in films such as Eight Below, Timeline, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Running Scared.

Also includes 112-inch figure body, pair of open palms, pair of relaxed palms, pair of palms for holding M1 carbine, sweater, pants, Mackinaw Coat, wool gloves, wool cap, scarf, M43 buckle boots (made of genuine leather), M1 carbine with three clips, bayonet with sheath and woven hanger, helmet, M1 mag pouch, canteen with cover, First Aid kit pouch, Two 29th Infantry Division Patches, Two Corporal Chevron Patches

SCR-300 Radio including Radio receiver and transimitter BC-1000-A, Case CS-128-A, Headset HS-30, Handset TS-15, Antenna AN-131-A, Pad M-391-A, Harness ST-54-A, Belt ST-55-A, Strap ST-50-A

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