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Author Topic: Can anyone tell me what this figure is?  (Read 873 times)

Offline Captain Gamma

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Can anyone tell me what this figure is?
« on: February 08, 2023, 05:20:38 PM »
This figure is included in both the Early and Late WW1 German Command packs from Kallistra. I was wondering if he was a tank crewman?
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Offline Mad Gadgeteer

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Re: Can anyone tell me what this figure is?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 05:29:56 PM »
Definitely looks like a tanker to me.
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Offline Metternich

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Re: Can anyone tell me what this figure is?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 07:21:23 PM »
The overalls would be right, but that helmet is strange (see below for pictures of German tanker helmet) - also there wouldn't be a tanker in an early war command set.  The tanker helmet didn't have a comb over the top - it had a circle around it.

  https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/ac/a1/c0aca1a9ec04f56ef45c5bc7fa6bae9c.jpg

   https://modelcellar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MC19017-2_WWI_German-tanker_bust.jpg

  I think it is meant to be an early German pilot's helmet (see below; first picture is from Australian war museum's collection; second is from an auction house).  Recon aircraft would have been attached to senior Army commands. 
   https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/REL/01043/screen/7905489.JPG

  https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B9%2F9%2F5%2F5%2F9955863%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D
   

Offline Captain Gamma

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Re: Can anyone tell me what this figure is?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 09:58:14 PM »
Thanks for the swift responses chaps, Metternich I think you're right. I had never seen that style of flying helmet before but now I have, I'm sure the figure is a pilot. Many thanks.

 

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