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Dragon 1:35 - SEAL 'Nam' Series


Dragon 1:35 - SEAL 'Nam' Series - Plastic Model Kit #3302

In 1961-1962 the US Army began to establish guerrilla and counter-guerrilla units from the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams. These units were able to operate from sea, air and land. The first two teams of US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land Teams) were formed in January 1962. They were trained in unconventional areas such as high-altitude parachuting, hand-to-hand combat, demolitions, and foreign languages. Their mission was to conduct clandestine operations and counter guerilla warfare in maritime and riverine environments.

The first SEALs were deployed to South Vietnam (in and around Da Nang) in 1962. Initially their purpose was to train the commandos of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in guerrilla/anti-guerrilla tactics, combat diving and demolitions. Later in the war, the SEALs were positioned in the Rung Sat Special Zone and the Mekong Delta, disrupting the enemy supply and troop movements and fulfilling riverine operations. Eventually there were 8 SEAL platoons in Vietnam on a continuing basis.

By 1970, the US began to remove its presence from the Vietnam War, returning the responsibility of defense back to South Vietnam. The last SEAL platoon left the country in 1971 and the last SEAL advisor left in 1973. In April 1975 South Vietnam fell to the communist forces.

This kit contains over 80 parts for the assembly of four figures of the US Navy SEALs in Vietnam.

Collections: All, American, Vietnam War

Category: Dragon Figures

Type: Figurines

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