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  Italian Paratrooper 'Nembo' Autonomous Parachute Battalion, Italy, 1944 - "Franco Rizzoli" (1:6 Scale)
Italian Paratrooper Nembo Autonomous Parachute Battalion, Italy, 1944 - Franco Rizzoli

Dragon Italian Paratrooper 'Nembo' Autonomous Parachute Battalion, Italy, 1944 - 'Franco Rizzoli'




 
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Dragon DRF70423 Italian Paratrooper 'Nembo' Autonomous Parachute Battalion, Italy, 1944 - "Franco Rizzoli" (1:6 Scale) "Neutrals never dominate events. They always sink. Blood alone moves the wheels of history."
- Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini

The Italian Army of World War II was a "Royal" army. The nominal Commander-in-Chief of the Italian Royal Army was His Majesty King Vittorio Emanuele III. As Commander-in-Chief of all Italian armed forces, Vittorio Emanuele also commanded the Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) and the Royal Navy (Regia Marina). However, in reality, most of the King's military responsibilities were assumed by the Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini.

Below Mussolini was the Supreme Command (Comando Supremo). The Supreme Command featured an organic staff which functioned through its defense ministries and through its various high commands. The defense ministries were based on function and included a Ministry of War, a Ministry of the Admiralty, and a Mnistry of the Air. The high commands were based on geographic regions and included Army Group West, Army Group Albania, Army Group East Africa, Army Group Aegean, and Army Group Libya.

Below the Army Group were armies. Armies were typically composed of two or more corps, along with separate units directly commanded at the army level. The corps were then typically composed of two or more divisions, along with separate units directly commanded at the corps level.

The division was the basic formation of the Italian Royal Army. On June 10th, 1940, the army had 59 infantry divisions, 3 National Security Volunteer Militia (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, or MVSN) divisions, 6 mountain (alpini) divisions, 3 mobile (celere) divisions, 2 motorized divisions, and 3 armored divisions. In addition, there were estimated to be the equivalent of about 9 divisions of frontier guard troops. There were also numerous colonial formations at or near the division-level composed of troops from Italian Libya and Italian East Africa.

Impressive on paper, most Italian divisions did not have the full compliment of men or materials. The armored divisions had nearly useless "tankettes" instead of tanks. Tankettes were great for parades, but not much more.

Pictured here is an Italian Paratrooper from the 'Nembo' Autonomous Parachute Battalion - "Franco Rizzoli." Sold Out!

Features
  • Uniform
  • - Italian Para Helmet (New mould)
  • - Italian Paratroops Boots (New mould)
  • - Italian Camo Para Jump Smock (First Release)
  • - Italian Field Shirt (First Release)
  • - Italian Trousers (First Release)
  • - Italian Para Tunic (First Release)
  • Equipment
  • - Six-pocket MP40 Ammunition Pouch
  • - Italian EM Belt (First Release)
  • - Italian Holster for M1934 Beretta (First Release)
  • - Italian Gas Mask Bag (First Release)
  • - Italian Para Bayonet (First Release)
  • - Italian Scabbard (New mould)
  • - Italian Water Bottle (New mould)
  • Weapons
  • - Italian M1934 Beretta Pistol (New mould)
  • - Maschinenpistole 739
  • - MP40 Magazine
  • Insignia
  • - Italian Jump Badge (New Design)
  • - Italian Arditi Badge (New Design)
  • - Italian Para Collar Patches (New Design)
  • - Italian Airforce Sleeve Ranking - Lieutenant (New Design)
  • Others
  • - NEO Male body
  • - Male Hands
  • - New character head (New sculpt)
  • - Clear figure stand

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