BRITISH COMMANDOS
   

This great seven pose set was announced for forthcoming release in the May 1970 Airfix Magazine. It appeared in the 1970 (seventh edition) catalogue. The figures were always moulded in olive green and, again, early sets could be a bit brittle.

         

FIRST AND SECOND ISSUE BROWN BOX.

     

THIRD ISSUE BROWN BOX

               

1973 TARGET BOX                                                                          1976 TARGET BOX

               

1978 TARGET BOX                                                                          1980 SUPER PACK

                        

1977 STANDARD PACK                                                                                                    1980 AND 1981 STANDARD PACK

         

1986 HUMBROL BOX with alternative reverse.

        

2009 HORNBY BOX

              

              

Seven poses for this set in the first photo followed by a full set with mould numbers 1 to 29, then a full compliment of mould tabs on the baseless figures, different base shapes and then the two different officer mouldings.  Although you wouldn't notice without close inspection, the officer figure from this set has a smaller brother (left), with the original moulding having the mould number on the figure's water bottle - "16". The later figure doesn't have the number on the bottle. It is also slightly smaller and has a different shaped base.  The last two photos are of the 2009 re-release and showing the two different sized officers again.

 

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