Stein customized a .30 caliber M1919 Browning machine gun from a wrecked Navy fighter plane into a highly effective personal machine gun nicknamed “Stinger”. He landed on Iwo Jima February 19, 1945 with his unit and in the assault, he destroyed multiple pillboxes. The Stinger’s high rate of fire led quickly to Stein running out of ammo. Kicking his shoes off and throwing his M1 helmet down, he ran back eight times to get fresh ammunition for the Stinger. Each time he ran to the rear he also aided wounded Marines to safety. Stein and the Stinger pushed forward, mercilessly assaulting the dug in Japanese throughout the battle.
US Marine Corps Corporal Tony Stein in 28mm – great for Bolt Action and other WW2 wargames.
This miniature is cast in white metal* and shipped without a base.
Material: White Metal
# of parts: 2
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.