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US Paratrooper #2
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 02:51 AM UTC
This review covers the second US Paratrooper from XVIII Airborne Corps sculpted in 1/35 scale by Dmitri Shevtsov for Assault Models. Enjoy.



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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 04:04 PM UTC
Mario, thanks for the review. Minor quibble, the M249 is NOT a para configuration. It has the five-position Savit butt stock, not the two-position para butt stock. More accurately, the optic is the M245 machinegun optic.
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 05:04 PM UTC
Greg, thanks for your comments.

As I understand all original aluminum sliding Para buttstocks were replaced with the one based on the M4 carbine stock design (Savit buttstock). This was done under Army's Rapid Fielding Initiative:

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2004precision/cowan.pdf

I can't seem to find any info on M245 optics. Do you mean ELCAN's M145? Yes, that is an M145.

Cheers,
Mario