Old-School Desert Strikers

Fighting a war is obviously a life-and-death matter. However, doing it in some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth ratchets the stakes to a whole new level. This is what the British and Commonwealth forces found out when they fought the Italians and Germans in Africa. However, there was a group that took on even greater challenges, and that was the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). Operating behind enemy lines, these brave souls not only collected valuable intelligence but also raided enemy rear positions, presenting a dynamic and constant threat to Rommel’s Afrika Corps.

The exploits of these brave raiders have long inspired model kit makers to immortalize them and their vehicles. While I might not be a hardcore armour fan, I do have a huge weakness for Matchbox 1/76 tank kits. One of my Holy Grail kits has, for a while now, been the original Matchbox LRDG, and now that I have one, you can check it out on the Out of Box page!

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