D80171 WWII German 12th SS Panzer Division Oberschütze – Lio
June 1944, amidst the turmoil of Normandy’s shores. As the Allies embarked on Operation Overlord, Lio, an Oberschütze of the 12th SS Panzer Division, was steadfast, ready alongside with his counterparts like Otto to repel this ambitious siege.
As the assistant to the formidable MG42 gunner Otto, Lio played an indispensable role on the battlefield. Not only did he shoulder the weight of the MG42’s vital accessories, ensuring that the weapon could sustain its devastating barrage, but he also provided critical cover fire, ensuring Otto’s safety and the lethal efficiency of the MG42.
We masterfully captures this decisive moment in WWII history with the intricately detailed 1/6 WWII German 12th SS Panzer Division Oberschütze – Lio. The headsculpt mirrors the resilience and valor of a young soldier, eyes glinting with unyielding spirit. His face, marked by subtle scars above the left eye and cheekbone, silently narrated tales of battles past.
Lio’s attire comprises a helmet with an inner liner and camouflage cover, enabling a near-seamless blend with the environment. He wears the M44 pea dot camouflage tunic and trousers, worn over a shirt. A German Toque is nestled around his neck, while his gear, held in place by a belt and Y-straps. His feet are snugly protected by WWII German field canvas gaiters and boots.
With the G43 rifle in his hands, Lio offers precise cover. This semi-automatic rifle, developed as the Wehrmacht’s counter to the Soviet SVT-40, boasts a faster rate of fire than most bolt-action rifles, though its complex design sometimes posed maintenance challenges.Accompanying the G43 is a clip and three bullets, ensuring he’s prepared for immediate combat. For close encounters, Lio is equipped with a grenade and the sharp, metal HJ knife, complete with its scabbard.
His role as the MG42 gunner’s assistant is exemplified by the accessories he carries: the durable German A-frame carrier, metal essentials like a canteen, mess tin, gas mask canister, and shovel. Critical to his role, the MG42 spare barrel with its case, two drum magazines with a carrier, and an MG42 ammo box ensure the relentless operation of the MG42.
Enrich your collection with the presence of Oberschütze – Lio. Put him alongside with Otto, and let their stories of resilience and camaraderie unfold before you. Lio awaits his place in your curated space. Just take Lio home.