WW2 U.S. Paratrooper (Variant 2)573
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The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles") are renowned for their role in Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Their exploits are portrayed in the TV Series "Band of Brothers," and they are one of the most renowned American divisions of the war, and with good reason. The airborne landings they took part in Normandy (Mission Albany), preceded the D-Day landings, and they were to hamper German military capability and capture bridges and other strategic locations. They succeeded in most of their objectives even when they were considerably scattered during the drops and facing heavy German resistance. Despite the failure of Operation Market Garden the 101st distinguished themselves yet again in the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, holding off a superior German force until reinforcements arrived.
This variant has equipment that would be carried for the Normandy airborne landings. This includes the gas mask, gas detection brassard, and additional pouch and bandolier for ammunition.
UNITED BRICKS PRINTED FIGURES
United Bricks custom printed collectable minifigures are printed on genuine brand new LEGO parts using a high quality UV printing method. They make the perfect gift or addition to a collection, and are a great way to learn history through building and creating scenes. The United Bricks WW2 U.S. Paratrooper minifigure is printed on all sides including, the head, torso, legs, and arms. Along with this, it features a Brickarms M1 Pot helmet and a M1 Garand.
This product is not a toy. Not intended for use by persons 14 years of age or younger.