1/72 WWII German Night Hunters Box (Mars)
1/72 WWII German Night Hunters Box (Mars)

1/72 WWII German Night Hunters Box (Mars)

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Part Number:MAF-72118
  • Mars
  • 40 figures in 8 poses
  • Color: Green
  • Size: 23.5mm (.93")


Late on in the Second World War, one of the many projects Germany was developing was an early night-vision weapon scope for the new Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle. Code-named the Vampir, the Zielgerät 1229 was a large infrared spotlight above an infrared-receptive telescope, both attached to the top of the rifle, allowing the user to see targets in the dark. The device came with two batteries – one each for the light and the scope – and the whole lot weighed almost 16kg (not including the 5kg rifle itself), making it a clumsy device to carry around a battlefield. Nevertheless it did work, and small numbers were used in action on the Eastern Front from February 1945. Those men who used these device were called a ‘Nachtjäger’, ‘Night Hunter’, from which this set gets its name.

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