This set includes:
1x Printed LEGO® Tile 2x4 'Fallschirmjäger Drop Canister 7 Flieger Div' (Abwurfbehälter für Nachschub, 7. Flieger-Division)
Design & Print by Brickssoldier
The 7. Flieger-Division was formed in 1938 to command all the parachute forces of the Luftwaffe and was reported as combat ready on 1 September 1938 in time for Operation Grün, the planned invasion of Czechoslovakia but that operation was cancelled following the Munich agreement.
Elements of the division took part in the fighting in Poland though only as motorized infantry in the middle of September 1939.
During Operation Weserübung, the invasion of Denmark and Norway elements of the divisions were successfully used to capture key air field in both countries in April 1940 (Source: axishistory.com)
German paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger) were dropped into combat armed only with a pistol and their knife. Upon landing they were expected to dash to drop containers which had been parachuted down along with them. There the would recover thier fighting weapons, grenades and other items with which to carry out the mission.
Drop canisters had painted labels and symbols which denoted the type of contents for the dropped Fallschirmjäger seeking specialized items.
Information source and further reading: http://fallschirmjager.net/Vehicles/DropCanister/index.html
This set contains small parts and is not intended for childern under 3 years.
SKU : 745