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Dragon 1:35 - German Gebirgsjager, Caucasus 1942


Dragon 1:35 - German Gebirgsjager, Caucasus 1942 - Plastic Model Kit #6045

During WWII, Germany raised a number of mountain infantry units - Gebirgsjäger. These divisions usually carried fewer automatic weapons than their regular infantry counterparts, although the MG 34 or MG 42 machine gunners had more ammunition compared to regular infantry. Gebirgsjäger wore edelweiss insignia on their sleeves and caps.

German Mountain Divisions took part in many battles over the course of WWII. In 1942, they participated in the offensive in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front, named Operation Edelweiss. The German plan was to gain control over the Caucasus and to capture the oil fields in Azerbaijan. In August-September 1942, Wehrmacht took the cities of Stavropol, Maykop, Krasnodar, Mozdok and Novorossiysk. On the 21st of August, the 1st Mountain Division planted the flag of Nazi Germany on the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in the Caucasus Mountains and in Europe.

This kit contains 63 parts for the assembly of four figures.

Collections: All, Axis Forces (WWII), German, WWII

Category: Dragon Figures

Type: Figurines

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