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Fred Cartwright15 Apr 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

See the Perry's are going to do some plastic US infantry for Tunisia/Italy. They are in the M1941 Parsons field jacket, plus canvas gaiters. Only 2 3ups to see at the moment, but looking forward to these.

Eclaireur15 Apr 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Saw these – hallelujah! At last, realistically proportioned US WW2 US infantry rather than guys with pumpkin heads and banana fingers. Spoke to Mike Perry about it who confirmed that these are the only two masters he's made so far. We discussed the value of having some in shirts versus all in parsons jackets but I think he'll go for the latter.
Plan at moment: three sprues each of 12 figures, including 3 kneeling and 1 prone. 1 command sprue with 4 figures.
Can't wait!
EC

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

It will certainly be a useful range of figures. The M41 jackets and leggings were still in use well into late 1944.

repaint15 Apr 2018 9:27 p.m. PST

12 figures? That is awesome. Their Afrika Korps are very good.

Will they work for D-Day/Normandy?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 1:28 a.m. PST

As far as I know, no Americans had the M43 by Normandie, Airborne got them right before Market Garden, and was some of the first combat troops to get them. So While the 82nd and 101st dropped into Nederlands in mid September, I'm sure Patton's 3rd army still trudged along in their M41

Fred Cartwright16 Apr 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

Plan at moment: three sprues each of 12 figures, including 3 kneeling and 1 prone. 1 command sprue with 4 figures.

The Perry's know how to do plastic boxes properly. No doubt this is just the start and will be supported by a metal range, vehicles etc.

Griefbringer16 Apr 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

No doubt this is just the start and will be supported by a metal range, vehicles etc.

No doubt about that. Actually Perrys already stock a good number of US vehicles in the Blitzkrieg range, and they also have a resin jeep of their own (with a UK crew).

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 7:37 a.m. PST

Eclaireur, If you are looking for GIs in shirst for Africa and Italy, check the Artizan WWII range. I believe all of their US troops are depicted in shirtsleeves.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

According to sources the first M1943 field jackets were issued by the Philadelphia Quartermaster Department in May of 1943. The were designated PQD 370. The first M1943 trousers, designed as over-trousers, were issued in June of 1943 and designated PQD 371. They first began showing up in the European Theater in early winter of 1944 on new units and replacements.

Numerous photographs confirm the M41 was still in use at war's end.

Eclaireur16 Apr 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

nnascati – will certainly check out the Artizan range though I think they might be a little big coming up against my Perry German paratroopers.

marc33594 – for sure you're right, this box will be great for north Africa, Italy, and D-Day scenarios,
EC

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