INFANTRY

As the war went on the German army acquired a wide range of clothing that was in stark contrast to the smart troops that had won the early battles. In this set the theme seems to be cold weather as the men wear an assortment of greatcoats, parkas, tunics and smocks as well as over trousers, while several also wear the toque. 

There is a good range of weapons on show, and again the emphasis is on the later war years, with such weapons as the MP43/StG44 Assault rifle. The men are fairly lightly kitted, with most just having their field flask, entrenching tool and gas mask case, plus the appropriate ammunition pouches of course.

These SS men are more practically dressed and are clearly late war and in a cold environment - images of the Eastern front spring readily to mind. 

 

Scale 1/72  Italeri "Elite Troops"  

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