WW II French Cavalry (3d Printed) xONE
WW II French Cavalry (3d Printed) xONE

WW II French Cavalry (3d Printed) xONE

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Part Number:HBG-3DP-0718

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Flag [+$1.25]
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Sword [+$1.10]
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These are scaled to the height of a Infantry if the rider is sitting on the horse.

These are larger than the Cavalry previously produced by HBG.

Size::

Flag; 26 x 12 x 37mm

Rifle; 23 x 11.3 x 23.3mm

Sword; 26 x 11.3 x 23.7mm

Pistol; 20 x 11.3 x 24.5mm

3d Printed in Light Grey

Horses in World War II were used by the belligerent nations for transportation of troops, artillery, materiel, and, to a lesser extent, in mobile cavalry troops. The role of horses for each nation depended on its military strategy and state of economy and was most pronounced in the German and Soviet Armies. Over the course of the war, both Germany (2.75 million) and the Soviet Union (3.5 million) employed more than six million horses.

Pre-war permutations of mixed horse-and-truck divisions resulted in the 1939 Light Cavalry Division (DLC). Each DLC retained a horse brigade of 1,200 sabers. At the onset of World War II France mobilized over half a million horses, arguably draining the resources that should rather have been invested into true mechanized and tank formations. The German offensive in May 1940 compelled the French to reconsider the effectiveness of their light cavalry and move it to what seemed to be a more appropriate ground, the Ardennes. But there too they were soon crushed by the decisive German offensive. By 1945 the only French mounted troops retaining an operational role were several squadrons of Moroccan and Algerian spahis serving in North Africa and in France itself.

(More on Wiki HERE)

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