Re: Looking for 1/6 British/Falklands comms
LOL, I think that camera and cell phone camera capabilities have changed a lot since then, as well as the acceptability of troops carrying video helmet cams and the like. I google-image searched the Clansman system and the UK/PRC-344 set. There's quite a few shots of a tubular frame, and even a rubberized bag for the radio, but the Marine RTO doesn't seem to have either, as you say. The set is dimensionally different, as well as having a different layout of knobs, from US backpack radios. Short of creating a complete radio model, I believe a body shape, antenna, and handset would suffice, beneath a pile of gear. The 344 has some large knobs on its front, near the top. Those could be done, for a bit more of the look.
He doesn't appear to have a ruck, and the fellow Marine ahead of him looks to have a similar load, and perhaps a middle size rubberized bag as well. Yet the Marines entering Port Stanley carry large Bergens and other gear, stacked high.
Here is a close side view of the statue of "The Yomper", at the Royal Marines Museum -
On it, the radio appears smaller, and on the back of the foam role. In the picture of the Marine RTO, there appears to be a separate pouch where the statue shows a radio. I wonder if it was a smaller model than the 344 set, or an error on the research.
and from Wikipedia:
Originally Posted by Daily Mail UK
When news of the surrender of Argentine forces was received, Corporal Brennan produced a small Union bunting flag from his bergen (Proffed from SS Canberra's bunting locker). Marine Fraser first tied the flag to Corporal Brennan's radio aerial, which eventually blew off. It was then fixed with masking tape to the radio aerial of Corporal Robinson (who was the last man in the patrol). The photograph itself was entirely spontaneous and not staged. The original Union Flag was returned to Corporal Brennan in Stanley, who has it in his possession to this day.
The image was used as the inspiration of a statue that was unveiled by Margaret Thatcher on 8 July 1992 on the 10th anniversary of the conflict. It now adorns the entrance to the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea.
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