The SS Division (motorised) Wiking was a German Waffen SS division recruited from foreign volunteers. During the course of the war, the division progressed from a motorised infantry formation to a fully-fledged Panzer division. It saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II.
After the success of the Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, SS-Verfügungstruppen-Division and the SS-Division Totenkopf during the early war campaigns in Poland and the West, it was decided to expand the number of Waffen SS divisions. Due to the influx of foreign volunteers, particularly from Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway, a decision was made to form a volunteer division.
Pictured here is a Panzergrenadier from the 5. SS Panzer Division 'Wiking', then defedning Hungary during early 1945 - “Gustav Magnor.” Includes many 2004 New Pattern items such as the Panzerfaust 60m (w/workable metal firing device and range markings)! Sold Out!