Oryon ORY2020 WWII Soldiers 4-Figure Set - German 2.Fallschirmjager Division "Ramke" (1:35 Scale)
"If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"
In January 1943, the OKW decided to raise a second elite German parachute division. The formation commenced in March and would include the veteran 2nd Parachute Regiment, recently detached from the 1st Parachute division. The division would also incorporate troops from the remnants of several other airborne units that had suffered heavy losses in recent battles.
By May, the division was still being raised when it was dispatched to Avignon France. There it become part of the XI Flieger Corps along with the 1st Parachute Division. This Corps was to serve as the reserve for the German Tenth Army in Italy.
When the Italian government started to crumble in September, the 2nd Parachute Division was dispatched to Italy. It took coast guard duties near the Tiber estuary. They moved to Rome on September 9th and participated in a subsequent operation to disarm the surrendering Italian army. Within a day the city was under control and the Division quickly quelled the burgeoning resistance.
The 1st Battalion of the 2nd Parachute Regiment participated in the recapture of Leros Island in the Dodecanese. The island had recently been taken by the British following the surrender of Italy. By November 16th the battle was won and the island retaken by German forces.
Meanwhile, in October, the 2nd Parachute Division was deployed to the eastern front in Russia. By November 27th the division came under the command of the German 42nd Corps, west of Kiev, and joined the effort to stem the tide of the Soviet advance. The division fought a succession of intense battles before the advance was finally halted. On December 15th, the division was airlifted south toward Kirovgrad to contain another Russian breakout. A German counter-attack then commenced against heavy opposition. By December 23rd the attack had been stymied and the Division returned to the defensive.
This 4-piece 1:35 scale figure set consists of four German paratroopers from the German 2.Fallschirmjager Division "Ramke". Sold Out!
Height: 2 inches
Release Date: February 2007