And sure enough,
this is a U.S. tanker with a .30 Browning. The only thing that denotes
him as an armored soldier is the tanker's helmet. You could easily
put an M1 steel pot in his hand and he's armored infantry. Brian
Stewart is the sculptor and he's rendered this fellow in the winter
combat jacket with the ribbed collar and cuffs. Off his belt hangs
a .45, bandage pouch, and the bottom of his .45 ammo pouch peeks
out from under the jacket.
There's a bit
of thin flash to remove from the figure's parts and the MG. Be careful
when removing the MG from the carrier; the underside of the front
edge of the receiver includes the pintle for the M2 tripod. Note
the circular base under that front edge, and separate the part a
bit down the carrier so you preserve what The American Arsenal
describes as a "tapered pintle."
for those looking at conversion possibilities, the right hand is
not cast onto the barrel of the MG. That gives you the option to
rummage around through the spares box for a rifle to slip in place,
more logically a .30 carbine for a vehicle crew member.
While not the
most inspiring pose, this is a good figure that won't steal too
much focus from the AFV it crews.