The Imperial Japanese Army was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan from 1868 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally subordinate to the Emperor of Japan as supreme commander of the army and the navy.
In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army had 51 divisions and various special-purpose artillery, cavalry, anti-aircraft, and armored units with a total of 1,700,000 men. At the beginning of the Second World War, most of the Japanese Army (27 divisions) was stationed in China. A further 13 divisions defended the Mongolian border, due to concerns about a possible attack by the Soviet Union. From 1942, soldiers were sent to Hong Kong (23rd Army), the Philippines (14th Army), Thailand (15th Army), Burma (15th Army), Dutch East Indies (16th Army), and Malaya (25th Army). By 1945, there were 5.5 million men in the Imperial Japanese Army.
KADHOBBY 1/6th scale WWII Japanese Army Infantryman 12-inch military figure Features: Head sculpt, Muscle body, Hand x 2 pairs, Feet, Showa Type 5 combat uniform, White Shirt, Field hat with neck flaps, Soldier’s leggings, Backpack, Mess kit bag, Nambu pistol holster, Gas mask bag, Kettle holster, Tent, Army blanket, Belt with bayonet pouch, Rising sun flag, Helmet, Sand bags x2, Type 92 heavy machine gun, Type 92 machine gun bullets, Type 38 rifle, Type 38 rifle bullets, Bayonet with scabbard, Nambu pistol, Type 14 Type 89 grenade discharger Grenades shells, Type 97 grenade x2, Gas mask Gas mask container, Type 94 kettle, Mess kit, Shovel, Ammo pouch x3, Showa Type 5 boots, Tabi
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