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Shortages meant that Soviet formations were sparsely served when it came to transport and rear-echelon support. Pioneer detachments were a notable exception. Their expertise was too essential to do without: bridge-building, demolitions, fortification construction and minefield placement and clearance. These all required skills the conscripted masses did not have. Assault engineers were specialists tasked with liquidating enemy strongpoints during an advance and clearing obstacles to allow tank units to breakthrough. This was extremely dangerous work with a high casualty rate (even by Red Army standards) and assault engineer units were sometimes equipped with SN-42 body armour to give them a fighting chance.

Soviet Assault Engineers Squad

Productcode: 402214003
€ 27,00Prijs
  • Scale: 28mm - 1/56th

    10 Infantry

    Metal

    Requires Assembly

    This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

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