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  German Fallschirmjager Battalion 500 - "Wilhelm Bochmann" (1:6 Scale)
German Fallschirmjager Battalion 500 - Wilhelm Bochmann

Dragon German Fallschirmjager Battalion 500 - 'Wilhelm Bochmann'




 
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Product Code: DRF70333

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Dragon DRF70333 German Fallschirmjager Battalion 500 - "Wilhelm Bochmann" (1:6 Scale) "The German soldier is to be tough as leather, fleet as a greyhound, and hard as Krupp steel."
- Adolf Hitler discussing the creation of the new German soldat

During World War II, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) raised a variety of airborne light infantry (Fallschirmjager) units. Unlike the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, and the USA, the German paratroopers were part of the German Air Force rather than the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer). Starting from a small collection of Fallschirmjager battalions at the beginning of the war, the Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjager regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division (7th Air Division).

Fallschirmjager units made the first airborne invasion when invading Denmark on the 9 April 1940. In the early morning hours they attacked and took control of Aalborg airport which played a key role acting as a refuel station for the Luftwaffe in the further invasion into Norway. In the same assault the bridges around Aalborg were taken. Other airborne attacks on Denmark the 9 April were also carried out, including one on a fort on the island Masneda.

The first opposed airborne attacks occurred in Norway, first during the initial invasion when Fallschirmjagers captured the defended air base of Sola, near Stavanger. The following Norwegian Campaign also saw the first Fallschirmjager defeat when a company was dropped on the village and railroad junction of Dombas on April 14th, 1940, and was destroyed by the Norwegian Army in a five day battle.

Pictured here is a German Fallschirmjager from Fallschirmjager Battalion 500 - "Wilhelm Bochmann." Sold Out!

Features
  • Uniform:
  • - Jump Helmet
  • - M43 Tunic (WSS Close Collar)
  • - Pea Dot Camouflage Jump Smock
  • - Fallschirmjager Trousers
  • - Neck Scarf
  • - Bergschuhe Mountain Boots w/ puttees
  • Equipment:
  • - Kar98k Ammunition Bandolier
  • - M44 Breadbag
  • - Combat Suspender ("Y" Straps)
  • - Waffen SS Leather Belt w/ loops
  • - Folding Shovel
  • - S84/98 Bayonet w/ scabbard
  • - M31 Mess Kit w/ Weathering
  • - Folding Shovel Carrier
  • - M31 Water Bottle
  • Weapons:
  • - M24 Stick Grenade (Stielhandgranate 24)
  • - Kar98k Rifle
  • - Kar98k Stripper Clip Ammunition
  • Insignia:
  • - Waffen SS Sleeve Eagle
  • - Collar Tabs (Waffen SS-Schutze)
  • - Shoulder Tabs (SS-Panzergrenadier)
  • Others:
  • - NEO Male body
  • - Men Hands
  • - New character head
  • - Clear stand mount

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