US Army Lt. Col. Charles Carpenter "Bazooka Charlie“ 28mm
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Carpenter, nicknamed “Bazooka Charlie”, was an observation pilot for the US during World War II. While he mostly flew reconnaissance missions, during the Allied siege of Lorient in 1944, Charles decided that he hadn’t seen enough combat and attached 6 rocket launchers designed for foot soldiers onto his observation plane. Naming the plane “Rosie the Rocketeer,” Charles used the L-4 Grasshopper light observation aircraft on a series of attack missions which he ran solo, destroying as many as six enemy tanks and several armored cars by the end of the war.
No wonder he was also known as “The Mad Major”.
This miniature is cast in white metal* and shipped without a base.
Material: White Metal
# of parts: 3
Note: The miniature comes unpainted and requires assembly.
* NOTE ON SAFETY – THIS IS NOT A TOY AND NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14. CONTAINS SMALL PARTS THAT MAY BE HARMFUL IF CHEWED OR SWALLOWED.
Weight 70g for postage purposes. See Customer Service page for details of postage charges. Photo copyright Stoessi's Heroes.