BRITISH PARATROOPS

SECOND VERSION

   

 

 

 

 

This set sees the return of the British Paras but with entirely new mouldings and still with seven separate poses. Definitely a lot better! This new set was listed in the August 1972 magazine but was actually used in an Airfix advertisement in the March issue. The set was first seen in the 1972 Airfix Catalogue and it was moulded in olive green until the 1995 re-issue in light grey.

              

THIRD ISSUE BROWN BOX.  Please note that this box is strange in that it has the American Infantry listed on the reverse, as well as US Infantry!  The third picture shows the correct set list.

               

1973 TARGET BOX.                                                                      1976 TARGET BOX

                

1978 TARGET BOX                                                                       1980 SUPER PACK

                       

1977 STANDARD PACK                                                     1980-81 STANDARD PACK                    

                    

1986 HUMBROL BOX with two alternative reverse issues.                                             1995 SIX FIGURE PACK  Here it is strange to see the                                                                                                                                                 artwork from the HO/OO set used.

         

2009 HORNBY BOX

          

            

   

The first picture in this batch shows the artwork in the 1972 ninth edition Airfix Catalogue.  The next photo shows all seven poses.  Next is a full set of twenty-nine figures with the mould numbers 1 to 29.  1995 re-issues in grey next followed by the 2009 re-releases in a dark tan colour and the last three photos show different base shapes - always a good way to tell if you have a complete original set.

              

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