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Kurt Student, General of Paratroops, KC (greatcoat, green trousers), WWII single figure 

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$40.00
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TG-FJ043
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Expected release date is 31st Aug 2019


Thomas Gunn 1:30 FJ043
Kurt Student, General of Paratroops, KC (greatcoat, green trousers), WWII single figure
Scale:
1:30
Length:
N/A"
Width:
N/A"
Composition:
Polyresin
SKU:
TG-FJ043
Period:
World War II


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Preorder Expected Arrival - AUG 2019

Limited Edition of 150 pieces worldwide. Kurt Student was a General of Paratroops, a Knights Cross recipient, and the highest ranking Fallschirmjager officer of WWII. He led the Fallschirmjager in their air assault on the Hague in 1940 and, despite the Germans taking three airfields on their first day of operations against the Dutch, they lost all three airfields the same day due to counter attacks by spirited Dutch troops supported by armour. Student was himself shot in the head during the assault on the Hague. Not an auspicious start for Germany's airborne assault arm. However, things went much better in Belgium, where 85 German Paratroops landed by gliders and overwhelmed the strongest fortress in the world at Eben-Emael. In a few hours, they managed to destroy/disable many of the fixed gun emplacements and pin down the 650 Belgian soldiers manning the guns, until the main German attack force arrived by land. The total casualty toll on the German side being 6 dead and 21 wounded. For this achievement Student was awarded the Knights Cross and all the surviving Fallschirmjager who took part were personally decorated by Hitler (yes, Adolf was definitely pleased with his boys on this particular day!) Student was, of course, involved in the airborne invasion of Crete, where many Fallschirmjager died or were wounded, something like a 25% casualty rate is considered to be accurate for the Crete landings. Crete has always been dubbed a Pyrrhic victory for the Germans, due to the high casualties suffered. Throughout the remainder of the war, Student served in France, Russia, and Italy, where he also directed the successful rescue of Mussolini. In the final days of the war, Student surrendered to the British, and post war was put on trial for war crimes committed in Crete. He was sentenced to only 5 years in prison and escaped a heavier sentence mainly due to the efforts of Brigadier Lindsay Inglis, commander of the 4th NZ Brigade, who also took part in the defence of Crete, but was on the opposite side! Our figure of Kurt Student has him dressed in his greatcoat with issue green combat trousers and boots. Limited Edition of 150.

About the Brand:

Thomas Gunn Miniatures, based out of the United Kingdom, offers high quality hand-painted toy soldiers in 1/30th scale. Founded in 2009, this company produces individual figures, mounted cavalry, armored fighting vehicles, military airplanes, and unique multi-figure vignettes. Each figure and set is assigned a limited production number, which means these items are available in small quantities only. Thomas Gunn Miniatures' French Foreign Legion figures represent their signature range. These toy soldiers come in a variety of poses, from fighting, to training, to marching. The range also includes some adversaries for the Legion in the form of Arabic soldiers. These figures are always highly sought after! The Great War from Thomas Gunn Miniatures has seen large expansions in the past 12 months, on both sides of the conflict. Central and Allied Flying Aces, German Infantry, ANZACS, Tommies, Poilus, and more are all available as toy soldiers from Thomas Gunn Miniatures. Another popular subject, Lawrence of Arabia, is also produced from this era. In addition, Thomas Gunn Miniatures produces World War II figures to round out your displays of the D-Day Normandy invasion, The Battle of the Bulge, The Russian Front, and The Pacific. Some of the most unique items created by the company are experimental rockets and jet aircraft for the German Luftwaffe. These sets are always in high demand when they are released, and only ever available in small numbers! Other conflicts covered include The Zulu War, The French & Indian War, The Napoleonic Wars, and more. Thomas Gunn Miniatures is known for tackling personality figures that other manufacturers do not, allowing for a variety of different looks in your displays. These figures match well with King & Country and John Jenkins Designs toy soldiers in terms of scale and subject matter. Choose a category below to view our selection of Thomas Gunn Miniatures' highly detailed, historically accurate toy soldiers.

Info: Kurt Student, General of Paratroops, KC (greatcoat, green trousers), WWII single figure


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