It's Swiss roll for goodness sake.....Isn't it obvious ?
Oh ....all right then..It's his sleeping mat rolled up.
You can't see it from the front, but the chap on the right of the British forces is loaded up to the nines with kit.....So I thought I'd do one of the Argentinians in a similar fashion.
How those guys carried all that stuff is totally
beyond me....I don't think I could even lift
the British kit onto my back.....Let alone march mile after mile with it....Stroll on !...Full of admiration for them.
Most of the guys only carried fighting order rather than lugging the bergans around as well, particularly on the march across the island. However, fighting order usually came to well in excess of 50lbs even without all the extra ammunition, heavy weapons etc. A Milan operator's fighting load came to well over 120lbs IIRC. My kit (including rucksack) weighed in at about 104lbs and I only carried an SMG. A lot of the weight came from the extra arctic clothing (oversmock, waterproofs, quilted under suit, underwear etc) and rations which filled the rucksack. Fortunately I only had to walk about a mile carrying that lot, the rest of the time I moved by helicopter.
Anyway I digress. Here at TimeCast we have been liaising with Leon regarding this range and we are planning on have a range of buildings and scenics for the Falklands war ready for April. The models will be based on photographs (as usual), including some from my own photo album. Keep any eye on the TimeCast website in the next couple of months.
EDIT: Quote fixed.