It's strange that the good old British Tommy should be left so late in the range for a set to be released. I suppose with the Infantry Support set it was probably deemed unnecessary. Nonetheless, the September 1980 Airfix Magazine announced the release of what is now one of the rarer Airfix sets. It turned out to be an excellent seven pose set, done in olive green. When first released you could have a super pack with twenty-eight figures or a standard pack with the "half measure".
1980 SUPER PACK
1981 STANDARD PACK
2009 HORNBY BOX note the use of the British Infantry kit artwork! Presumably there was never any artwork as such for this set as it was released in the "non-violent" packs.
Seven poses for the British Infantry, and great poses they were too. The second photo shows a tan version of the CTS re-issue. The last picture shows the 2009 re-issue in a slightly darker tan than the CTS issue.
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