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Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:40 PM UTC
See here the new figures from Scale75, two US tankers from WWII
Master Seargent, combat crewman of the US Army, wearing the well-known "tanker jacket". According to his attire can be used from North Africa in 1942 to Europe in 1945. The figure comes with two left hands to choose from.

Technical Corporal, in an original and very versatile position to sit on any type of vehicle. Same time as the previous figure.

There is also a combo of both figures plus a Sherman turret (and soda case) that will make a vignette on its own.
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Looks pretty cool, but did they have Cokes in cases like that at the front in WW2?
JUN 07, 2018 - 01:39 AM
The answer is yes, and no. Probably didn't make it right up to the battle line in cases like that (although they might have on occasion), but they certainly did in the rear areas, rest camps, and in logistics nodes. I was on a WWII chemical weapons recovery mission to the Solomon Islands in December 1989, where we were working on Mbanika island 60 NM north of Guadalcanal. Mbanika was one of the first Islands we used as a forward PT boat base begininning in 1943-- in fact, JFK was there for a while. Off shore in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island we found hundreds of Coca-Cola green glass bottles, all stamped with the raised "TM Coca-Cola" and either the "bottled in Seattle" or "San Francisco" bottling marks. So they made it out into one of the most remote places on earth by the hundreds if not thousands---the middle of the South Pacific by 1943. Mbanika was abandoned as a base by 1945, so I'm sure wherever else Americans went during the war, Coca-Cola followed. VR, Russ
JUN 07, 2018 - 02:13 AM
While I like the commander figurine I found the other mildly disturbing: am I the only one who thought it odd that he'd display a Coke in one hand as if offering it and in the other hold a chromed(?) Colt M1911? "Sure ya can have one, as soon as ya pry my gun from my cold dead hand..." Sort of takes the warmth out of the offered Coke. While the Cokes did end up everywhere I too find the low-sided wooden case unlikely, and anyone balancing it that way apparently didn't want seconds.
JUN 08, 2018 - 01:00 AM
LINK They realy were there, those low side boxes!
JUN 08, 2018 - 04:45 AM
I don't think it's unlikely that the boxes made it to the front, just that you likely wouldn't have seen them up where the fighting was going on in great numbers. As far as the figure pose goes, I don't think that's a "chromed" .45, and the bottle looks like it's half empty. I've seen folks drinking out of the bottle with thier index finger wrapped around the neck like that before, so I don't think he's "offering" the soda to anyone. These are obviously relaxed figures "on break" and I think the manufacturer must have the box just balanced for the photo-- although it does say "with Sherman Turret". Too bad they are not sold separately (meaning the coke bottles and box). VR, Russ
JUN 08, 2018 - 09:33 AM
I dont understand the .45 either ???
JUN 08, 2018 - 11:43 PM
Maybe he's a "coke" dealer!
JUN 09, 2018 - 01:46 AM
Because you can not see but next to the tank there a bunch of German POWs and he is asking them what they prefer... "hey sauerkraut!....What do you prefer?...a taste of the good old .45 or a Coke?"....
JUN 09, 2018 - 10:25 AM
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