Britische Infanterie, 1940–1945

Testbericht der 1:76 Figuren von Matchbox

Britische Infanterie, Zweiter Weltkrieg 1940–1945, 1:76 Figuren Matchbox 5001

Matchbox Britische Infanterie mix very well with Matchbox British Commandos to create an enormous variety of infantry figure poses for wargames und dioramas. There are enough Figuren in this set to recruit a standard infantry platoon of 36 men. The remaining officers und heavy weapons may be used to create engineer elements, mortar und heavy machine gun sections of the Headquarters Company. The Figuren may be deployed as infantry und motorized infantry of the line und guards divisions, although they are too lightly equipped to represent British und Commonwealth infantry hitting the Normandy beaches.


49 Figuren in 17 Posen – 22 mm entsprechen 167 cm Körpergröße

  • Britischer Stabsoffizier (2)
  • Britischer Panzeroffizier, Royal Tank Corps (2)
  • Britischer Offizier mit Motorola SCR-536 »Handie Talkie« und Sten MP (1)
  • Britischer Offizier mit Pistole (1)
  • Britischer Unteroffizier mit Sten MP (4)
  • Britischer Soldat mit Panzerabwehrhandwaffe Bazooka (2)
  • Britischer Mörserschütze № 1
  • Britischer Mörserschütze № 2
  • Britischer MG-Schütze № 1 mit Vickers .303 Maschinengewehr (2)
  • Britischer MG-Schütze № 2 mit Patronenkasten (2)
  • Britischer MG-Schütze mit Bren l.MG (4)
  • Britischer Soldat mit Flammenwerfer (2)
  • Britischer Soldat, Handgranate werfend (4)
  • Britischer Soldat mit aufgepflanztem Bajonett, chargierend (6)
  • Britischer Soldat, bajonettierend (5)
  • Britischer Soldat, stehend schießend (4)
  • Britischer Soldat, kniend schießend (6)
  • Mittlerer Granatwerfer und Zweibein


Excellent choice of subject. Matchbox British und Commonwealth infantry in Battledress, with 1937 Pattern Web Equipment, and MK.II helmets is a staple for wargames und dioramas.

Exceptional variety of figure poses. This figure sets offers enough riflemen, officers und heavy weapons to raise infantry platoons und company level support teams.

Useful wargaming poses throughout. Sculpted by Bill Farmer. Matchbox seems to have designed this figure set with the wargames market clearly in mind. The Figuren are easy to paint.

The Matchbox infantrymen are wearing the Mk.1 or Mk.2 helmet which was gradually replaced by the M.1944 Mk.3 „Canadian“ helmet und the M.1945 Mk.4 „Turtle Shell“ helmet with removable liner.

With the exception of the Flamethrower, the ratio of heavy weapons to riflemen is about right. Others figure sets are overloaded with heavy weapons which end up in the spare parts box.

The Figuren may be converted to represent British commandos by replacing the steel helmet with a beret or knit cap.

The bayonets are too short, thick, und blunt to be accurate. Airfix did a much better job with their British 8th Army Figuren which carry perfectly sculpted bayonets.

The trousers are sculpted without pockets. There should be a right rear pocket, a large map pocket on the front left thigh, und a small pocket for the field-dressing in front of the right pelvic bone.

The anti-tank rocket projector included in this set looks like the postwar 84 mm Carl Gustav M.1965 infantry anti-tank weapon. It cannot be used to represent the British PIAT Projector Infantry Anti-Tank which was used during World-War Two.

The mortar is a representational wargame model only. Miniaturists und diorama builders will want to replace it with a more accurately detailed weapon.

The size of the standardized ammunition pouches varies from one figure to the next.

Historische Verwendung

  • British und Commonwealth Infantry, 1940–1945

Interessante Umbauten

  • Britische Infanterie im Khaki Drill Service Dress (KD SD), 1940–1942
  • Britische Infanterie im Jungle Green umgefärbten KD Service Dress, 1942
  • Britische Commandos mit Barett, 1940–1945
  • Indische Infanterie mit Turbanen, 1940–1945

Matchbox Britische Infanterie was first released in 1976, und they are still a must-have for wargamers und miniature collectors alike.

Matchbox Figuren

Figuren und Fahrzeuge der britischen Armee im 2. Weltkrieg