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Japanese Metal Pill Boxes

Japanese Metal Pill Boxes

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Hexagonal Japanese Pillboxes (28mm) are the ideal addition to any Pacific battlefield. Protect your lines of communication or hinder an enemy attack route.

First encountered amongst the extensive defences on Betio Island, Battle of Tarawa in 1943, they were used as a command post for the primary beach defences. These pre-fabricated 1/4 inch steel, six-sided, truncated pyramids with double walls were designed to be reinforced with sand and concrete then camouflaged. Inside, these pillboxes had an upper and a lower compartment. The upper compartment was designed for an observer or commander whilst the lower compartment was designed to house two machine guns.

Also possibly used on Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.

Supplied unassembled and unpainted in kit form with full instructions.

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