1 Team Yankee NATO Mechanised Platoon box set contains:
A Canadian mechanized platoon is organised into three sections and command group. A section usually consists of ten men, a section commander (Sergeant) and 2IC (Master Corporal) each armed with a C1 FN assault rifle, M113 driver with an SMG, three riflemen with C1 FN assault rifles, two C2 heavy-barrel FN Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) gunners, a Carl Gustav 84mm SRAAW (M) (Short-Range Anti-Armour Weapon-Medium) gunner and a Carl Gustav 84mm SRAAW (M) loader with a C1 FN assault rifle. The HQ Group also includes a C5 GPMG (M1919 chambered in 7.62mm NATO) machine-gun and a 60mm mortar. The platoon is also issued with a number of M72 SRAAW (L) light short-range anti-armour weapons.
The mechanised platoons of 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group are trained and prepared for large scale combined arms defence and counterattacks against a Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany and Western Europe. Training, equipment and tactics are designed to face this threat, and annual exercises keep them fully prepared.
Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been a community of free nations brought together with a common goal, to defend the freedom of Western Europe and North America. To do this Canada, France and the Netherlands deploy armoured and mechanised forces in West Germany.
Supplied unpainted & unassembled