Thursday, February 9, 2017

ace new product: 1/6th scale LRRPs - Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol “Cobra” figure

A long-range reconnaissance patrol, or LRRP (pronounced "lurp"), is a small, heavily-armed reconnaissance team that patrols deep in enemy-held territory. The concept of scouts date back to the origins of warfare itself. However, in modern times these specialized units evolved from examples such as Rogers' Rangers in colonial British America, the Lovat Scouts in World War One, the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Air Service in the Western Desert Campaign and North West Europe, similar units such as Force 136 in East Asia, and the special light infantry units in the Finnish Army during the Second World War.

In December 1965, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, formed a LRRP platoon, and by April 1966, the 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division and each of the four Battalions of the 173rd Airborne Brigade formed LRRP units as well. On 8 July 1966, General William Westmoreland authorized the formation of a (LRRP) unit in each infantry brigade or division in Vietnam. By 1967 formal LRRP companies were organized, most having three platoons, each with five six-man teams equipped with VHF/FM AN/PRC-25 radios. LRRP training was notoriously rigorous and team leaders were often graduates of the U.S. Army's 5th Special Forces Recondo School in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

ace new product: 1/6th scale LRRPs - Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol “Cobra” Product Details: Head sculpt, Man Mk I body, Painted bare hands, Tiger stripe (Tadpole Sparse pattern) Beret, ERDL lime combat jacket, ERDL lime combat pants, Green scarf, OD green tee, GI Trouser belt, US Spike Protective Jungle Boots 3rd pattern DMS Spike Sole, M1956 Suspenders, M1967 individual equipment belt, M1956 20rd ammo pouch x 2, M1956 compass pouch x 2, 1 quart canteen x 2, M1956 1 quart canteen cover x 2, M1961 Combat Field Pack "Butt Pack", VS-17 Signal Marker, Jungle first aid pouch, Radio with H-138/U handset, Antenna pouch, Spare battery for PRC25, P68 rucksack frame, M79 Bandolier, 3 round plastic spacers x 2, Rope, M16 A1 rifle “three prong flash hider vision” with XM148 Grenade Launcher, 20-round magazine x 15 + 1 pc, 40mm grenade x 6, Ka-bar combat knife with sheath, XM-58 CS pocket grenade, M18 smoke grenade violet, INCEN TH grenade, GAS CN-DM grenade, M26 grenades x 2, M127 A1 signal flares x 2, Serum albumin, USGI carabineer, Dog Tags

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Looks like a young Denzel Washington

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