Elite Italian Assault Engineers.
The assault engineers were trained to destroy enemy defensive positions. This set is the Gruppo distruttori or "destruction group" of an Assault Engineer section.
The group consists of a demolition team (4) carrying satchel charges, a Bangalore torpedo team (4) carrying torpedoes and extensions, and flamethrowers wearing a special protective suit.
This set includes two of each of the engineers shown to make up the three teams plus one officer (rear of photo) with a flare pistol, for a total of 11 figures.
NOTE: The three figures on the left front have separate hands and weapons. Included in the pack are the appropriate number of rifles meant to be carried in the left hands as well as two types of satchel charges and sections of Bangalore torpedoes. The weapons are somewhat interchangeable but do test fit before you glue them in place.
Gluing is most securely accomplished using pins and fast-drying two-part epoxy. Drill small holes with a pin vise and use 20- or 24-gauge copper wire or similar.
NOTE: All figures are sold plain (not primed or painted) and without the extra bases shown.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 17 August, 2016.