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German Paratroopers Tropical Uniform WWII 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Mars Figures 32029

Theme: Military

Era : 1939-1945 WWII

Scale : 1/32

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The airborne forces of the Wehrmacht - the airborne forces of the armed forces of Germany of operational-tactical deployment in the enemy rear, were an elite branch of the armed forces, only the best soldiers of Germany were recruited from among the volunteers.
Throughout the Second World War, the commander of the paratrooper rangers was their founder, Colonel General Kurt Student.
During the Second World War in 1940-1941, German paratroopers were used in major airborne operations in Norway, Belgium (Landing on Fort Eben-Emael), the Netherlands and Greece (Crete operation).
In 1940, the 800th training regiment "Brandenburg" of the Abwehr was created, the personnel of which underwent the mandatory paratrooper training necessary for its military personnel to be transferred behind enemy lines.
In subsequent years, the German paratroopers were used mainly as regular infantry formations, to support ground forces.
In 1943, after Mussolini was removed from power and Italy's attempt to withdraw from the Axis coalition, a detachment of paratroopers under the command of Otto Skorzeny kidnapped the arrested Mussolini and took him to Germany.
In 1943, the 500th SS Parachute Battalion was created.
In January 1944, the 1st and 2nd landing corps were created.
In June 1944, in the town of Dahlwitz, an Abwehr sabotage school was organized, in which candidates from Belarusian collaborators were trained, after which they were transferred across the front line on Luftwaffe aircraft and parachuted into the rear of the Soviet troops.