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Modern US Tankmen
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 02:39 PM UTC
Master Box brings us a set of Modern US tankers who are bargaining for dinner. This set fills a void in plastic figures that is much needed.

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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 01:51 AM UTC
Great info, Gino. I suggested this subject to MB and provided the information. All of the info I provided was for Iraq and OIF1. I had hoped MB would provide some PE boom mics but they felt it was too costly. It would have been nice if they would have tried something in plastic, though. At least they did not try to mold them all in one piece with the head and CVC. We have seen that with other figures and the results are horrible.
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 12:16 PM UTC
Yes, they would be perfect for an OIF 1 setting.
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 03:47 PM UTC
Thanks for pointing out this glaring error regarding Tankers in Afghanistan! When I first stumbled across this kit, I knew immediately it was inaccurate since only Marine Tankers have ever deployed there (one company at a time), as well as the body armor depicted was of the "second chance" vest that we used in Desert Storm and had fallen out of favor shortly thereafter (we switched back to using primarily the PASGT Flak Vest because it was easier to don and remove).

Although we used both the OTV and MTV in Iraq, we switched to the Plate Carrier for Afghanistan; the MTV with eSAPI plates were just way too cumbersome to enter and egress the M1A1 tank, especially through the TC's cupola (we were authorized to remove only the side-carrier plates).