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The Kokoda Bren Gunner--single Korean War Australian Digger figure

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King & Country

Item Number: KT006

Kokoda Diggers Fight Back

King & Country’s initial release of figures illustrating this hard-fought campaign in the steep, mountainous jungle of Papua New Guinea focused on Australian soldiers moving along the infamous ‘Kokoda Trail’ in the middle of 1942.  At this time Japan’s newly-won empire extended in depth across vast tracts of China, the Pacific, and South East Asia.  After crippling the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, capturing Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, and the Dutch East Indies the Japanese were now poised to strike at Australia itself.  The island of New Guinea was the perfect staging post for their next major offensive and it was here that the Australians decided that the enemy would be halted and then thrown back… The fight was on

Here are the first of our five fightingDiggers’…

The Kokoda Bren Gunner

While the Vickers Guns were supplied at Company and Battalion level, all infantry platoons would have a Bren Gun for each one of its three rifle sections.  The Bren was a Light Machine Gun that fired the same .303 round as its heavier Vickers counterpart and although fitted with a bipod could also be mounted on a tripod in the ‘fixed-firing mode’ or even on all kinds of military vehicles.

Our K&C lying prone ‘Digger’ is firing his Bren in the most commonly used shooting position.

Released in NOVEMBER 2022.