The famed SAS unit of the British Army was formed in July 1941 by David Stirling. It was a commando force designed to operate deep behind enemy lines, something it did very successfully. This box-top illustration depicted a famous wartime photograph taken in North Africa that featured Colonel Stirling conversing with his troops. By introducing this seven-figure set #6682, Dragon has now gone the whole way in allowing modelers to recreate the entire photo, with those 1/4-ton 4x4 trucks released earlier.
The new 1/35 scale figure set has the commander, Colonel Stirling, as its centerpiece, supported by six other figures sitting in their specially adapted vehicles. The soldiers are all wearing typical SAS garb, a potpourri of styles and apparel. The plastic figures provide a true likeness to the characters in that famous photo. By combining this full set of figures with Dragon...s vehicle sets, modelers can reproduce a piece of history. Or alternatively, the figures are versatile enough to be mixed and matched to produce a completely different scene showing potent SAS teams ranging across the desert sands of North Africa!