Important Note: This product is for military collectors & historic education purposes only, and it is NOT intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.
During World War II, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) raised a variety of airborne light infantry (Fallschirmjäger) units. The Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjäger regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division.
After mid-1944, Fallschirmjäger were no longer trained as paratroops due to the strategic situation, and fought as infantrymen. Near the end of the war, the series of new Fallschirmjäger divisions extended to more than 12, with a reduction in quality in the later units, which, however still inflicted moderate losses on the advancing Allied troops.
In 1944, the Germans counterattack across the Ardennes and the Meuse valley but they were eventually thwarted after fierce battles. Their most advanced position was the "nose" of the salient, just in front of Dinant and the Meuse river. They had wanted to move northeast and reach Antwerp and the North Sea.
This is the soon-to-be-released Toys City 1/6 scale WWII Ardennen 1944 German Fallschirmjager outfit Set (Item#68002). The set will come with WWII German M38 Helmet, FJ uniform, FJ Trousers, German FJ Boots, FJ Y harness, MP44 Ammunition Pouch, MP44 Submachine Gun, MP44 magazine x 5, Gray protective gloves, Warm grey hood, Luftwaffe-Sumpfuster "Field Division Smock", M42 Coat, Mess kit, water bottle, Breadbag Blue, Entrenching tool with Leather-like Carrier, Gas mask bag, German Army Paratrooper Badge.
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April 20, 2008 – World War II: The Germans are coming!! posted in my toy blog HERE
December 3, 2011 – Random 1/6 scale WWII 12-inch Military Figures (Germans and Italian) posted HERE