One of the most prolific Jeeps made, built firstly in the late 50's these
Jeeps were still in service up until the mid 70's with the USMC.
This Jeep is in service with the 11th Cavalry,part of the recon element as designated
by the Fender Markings.
M113 'Track' Driver
This 'Track' Driver is wearing a 'Bonedome' with built in Radio Comms and a Tankers
Shoulder Holster plus the favoured Flak vest and of course a pack of Lucky Strikes!
The M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier or 'Green Dragon' as it was know by the ARVN was the favoured
form of Transport for Allied Troops in Vietnam who called it by many different names;'Crackerbox' and 'Bucket' are some of
the milder ones.
CARLOS NORMAN HATHCOCK
U.S.M.C Sniper with 93 confirmed kills and many more unconfirmed. Carlos is thought of as the
'Daddy' of the U.S.M.C Sniper Schools where he taught after being seriously wounded and sent home during the Vietnam
war. Many of his methods and teachings are still valid and taught to this day.
|CARLOS NORMAN HATHCOCK III
Carlos perfected the art of long range sniping,his weapon of choice being the M2 .50 heavy Machine
Gun. He scored Kills at over 2000 yards using this weapon fitted with a home made Scope rail and Scope.
|C.Hathcock with Capt Jim Land,taking the Shot.
U.S Army Flame Gunner in the Citadel (Imperial Palace) at Hue City during the aftermath
of the Tet offensive 1968. The defenders of Hue were caught by suprise during the so called cease-fire during the Tet holiday,the
VC poured into the City in their hundreds and soon bitter street to street fighting was taking place
The rest of Hue city was relatively easily cleared but a large detachment of NVA/VC were well
dug in the 'Citadel' despite the best effort of the ARVN,USMC and US Army they could not be routed.Airstrikes were eventually
called and in the end the NVA/VC troops were captured or escaped
|The actual Flame Thrower is Vintage WWII
| these were still in use in Vietnam
U.S NAVY S.E.A.L
The U.S Navies S.E.A.Ls were highly trained Special Forces that took part in many clandestine
missions and hit and run raids during the Vietnam War. Because of the way this unit undertook operations and because it came
under the control of the Navy and not the Army many of it's every day items of War differed from other units in the same theatre.
The favoured support weapon of the SEALS shows one such difference. The STONER LMG was
a light support Wepon that was only adopted and used by Navy SEALs. The Army and Marines favoured the M60. SEALS are usually
portrayed wearing Tiger Stripes but because of their standing they had many types of Uniform available to them and the Camo
portrayed by my Figure was very common.
A Trooper of the 6th ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT,Vietnam 1971.
This figure portrays a Trooper of the 6th ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT in Vietnam circa 1970-71.
The Trooper is wearing US issue Jungle BDU's which were in wide use by the ANZAC Troops at this time along
with the Jungle Boots,which were always highly sought after. The Webbing consists of M1956 Harness and Ammo Pouches along
with British 44 Pattern pouches and WWII US Canteens modified to hang low on the belt,a style favoured by the Aussie Troopers.He
also the 9ft Rope coil slung on his belt. He's also wearing a British pattern Jungle Hat which has been moulded to shape to
suit,another Aussie favorite.The Rucksack is the later US Pattern with internal X frame.
The Weapon is an SLR/FN Self Loading
Rifle with 20 round Mag which has been Camouflaged and has a Field Dressing taped to the Butt.This was the favoured Weapon
amongst ANZAC Troops along with the US M16.
The Malayan Emergency was a fierce 12 Year Battle fought in a distant part of the British Empire as
Britain herself was recovering from WWII. Several thousand British Troops including many young National servicemen went half
way around the World to fight the Army of the Malayan Communist Party led by Chin Peng and his Chinese Communist backers who
wanted Malaya as a Chinese Communists State.This Army,bolstered by Chinese Communists who had alot of Jungle warfare experience
after fighting the Japanese,inflicted heavy casulalties on the British at the start of the Campaign but they were soon to
be the ones taking heavy losses as the British changed tatics and developed the 'Secure Hamlets' (which failed miserably for
the Americans in Vietnam) and also the 'Hearts and Minds' strategy which soon led to the Communists being cut off from supplies
and reinforcements and eventually to their destruction. Malaya was finally granted indpedance from Britian in 1957,so ending
any justification for the uprising.
The figure above depicts a Bren Gunner from the 'Suffolks' operating in Malaya 1950.
LONG RANGE RECON PATROL
No6 in Team 'Tail end Charlie'
This is the 'Tail end Charlie' one of a group of Soldiers usually around Six but anywhere from Three
to Eight who made up a L.R.R.P Team.
His Job was to make sure the Patrol wasn't being followed to their laying up point where they would
spend the night as this was a favorite tactic the VC and NVA used to Ambush Patrols.
The complete 6 Man Team pose for Pics
Getting wet in the Mekong Delta
Navy SEAL operating in the Mekong Delta which was a series of large Rivers and Swamp areas which
combined to form a large part of south Vietnam and was also the major area of operations for Navy SEALs