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ysi_maniac:


I mean the encyrcled back pack.

The encyrcled box, near the foot of the soldier, looks like an ammo box but, as this soldier does not wear machine gun, I think it has something to do with mentiones back pack.

Thanks in advance.

perttime:
First thought: the things on the back pack could be spare barrels for the machine gun.

Do you have a nationality and time period? 1950s?

scooter:
B10+B11 is certainly an ammo can.  The backpack is probably, like perttime said, spare barrels with tripod in the box.  Which would make the figure an assistant machine gunner.

Old Wombat:
1/35 Italian Paratroopers Anzio 1944 (DML)

Pretty sure that's the #2 in the machine gun team, & that's a big box of ammo & spare barrels for the 6.5mm Breda M30 LMG on his back.


Image courtesy of alternatehistory.com**

wikipedia: Breda 30

Forgotten Weapons: Italy's Worst Machine Gun: The Breda Modello 30




**: I think these are Dutch troops of some kind (KNIL used the Breda M-30) using a Dutch design of ammunition pack.
       This image seems to confirm the KNIL link:
       
       And it would have helped if I'd read the image link, too; "dutch-knil-soldiers-with-breda-m30-light-machine-gun-during-ww2-png"

zenrat:
It's a jet pack.  He's wearing it upside down.

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