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Expeditionary Force 54 PWJ 01 - Pacific War Japanese Infantry – Rifle Section - 54mm Plastic
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Expeditionary Force 54 PWJ 01 - Pacific War Japanese Infantry – Rifle Section - 54mm Plastic


Expeditionary Force 54 PWJ 01 - Pacific War Japanese Infantry – Rifle Section - 54mm Plastic

The set contains 9 unpainted plastic model soldiers in various poses as pictured. Some assembly required. Glue & paints not included.

I have included a comparison shot at the end of the photos with a 1/32 Airfix WW2 Australian (I had no Airfix Japanese) so you can see how these compare.

Not suitable for young children.

What the maker's say:

"The set contains 9 model soldiers comprising of 1 officer, 1 light machine gunner and 7 riflemen. The weapons, heads and arms are interchangeable to enable the assembly of at least 20 different postures. 

An infantry rifle section or squad of the period is often divided into two groups: one with the firepower centres around the light machine-gun, and the other forms the rifle assault group. Although the section is commanded by either a sergeant or a corporal, we have decided to include an officer as a more attractive combination. A sergeant will be included in a later set.

The Imperial Japanese Army adopted the Samurai tradition to build up the martial spirit of the new army. Every officer and senior NCO is issued with a sword, the status symbol of a samurai, while other ranks are issued with a sword bayonet.

The Japanese soldier has at least two types of battle dress: the regulation tunic as presented in this set; and a tropical jungle battle dress which we will be producing in a later set. It is has always been our intent to keep the models of a box-set within the same tactical context and thus all the models of this set wear the plain steel helmet for uniformity. The later sets will have netted helmets and fatigue caps. The Special Naval Landing Force will have the fabric covered helmet.

Customers feedback indicates that the size of the model is of great importance to some of them for compatibility reasons. We thus include the last photos for those interested. Note that the thickness of the model base is around 2 mm. We have deliberately sized these Japanese models to be slightly smaller to reflect the observed small stature of the average Japanese soldier of the period.  The German model shown is a 60mm model from our WW2 GRM series."

Note: The models are made from non-phthalate plastics and tested for compliance with toy safety regulations. 

"International buyers – please note: Import duties, taxes, and charges aren't included in the item price or postage cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility."

"Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."

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