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    GeoffQRF
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    Now that the Canadians have gone off to the production line (with enough additions to widen the range suitable to be used for Dutch, Belgians and probably. Few others!) I am just looking at replacing our existing Soviet VDV (paras) and Air Assault infantry as a little side project while I work on the next batch of vehicles… and it seems good to ask you guys for some input.

    This will be very much European theatre, mid 1980s. Range wise we are looking at packs with:

    AK74

    AKS74U

    AK74 with GP-25

    RPK-74

    PKM

    SVD

    RPG-7

    RPO-A

    RPG-22

    SA-18

    M-37 mortar with crew

    AT-5

    AT-7 (not sure how different it will look in 15mm!)

    AGS-17

    Generic VDV crew to go with the SD-44, D-30 and RPU-14 (we have these already).

    Of course we also already have BMD-1, BMD-1P, BMD-2, BMD-3, BTR-D, ASU-85, 2S9, Gaz-66 (various versions), ZU23-2, Hips, Hinds and the massive Mi-6 Hook…!

    So… the question is…

    1. Uniform? Motor rifle, style?

    Or the more casual fatigues style?

    I’m not planning on going 1990s-Crimea at this stage.

    2. Beret, helmet (or dare I say both?) or do you just want berets to mix in?

    I was thinking of doing just a pack or two in the padded helmet with AKS-74U to use as dismounted vehicle crew

    3. Which way does the beret go?? Photos are inconclusive, showing it sloped both ways, sometimes at the same time!

    Anything else to put on the list?

     

    QRF Models Limited
    www.quickreactionforce.co.uk

    #57985
    kyoteblue
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    Wowzer, I’m not up on the history of this to comment , beyond that.

    #57991
    Rod Robertson
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    Yum-yum-yum!

    #58018
    GeoffQRF
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    Any feedback?

    QRF Models Limited
    www.quickreactionforce.co.uk

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