Valiant Miniature Kit# 9931 - US Navy B.A.R. Man, 1920's China. The turmoil that began with the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the century continued in the decades that followed. A power struggle between various factions of the central government, Monarchists, Communists, and independent War Lords raged across China during the 1920's and 1930's. The U.S., although it did not have any land concessions in China, as did the European Powers, maintained a small Marine and Gunboat Detachment to safeguard its Diplomatic Corps, commercial travelers and numerous missionaries. There were many instances where the sailors of the Gunboat Fleet were the only protection for many Chinese villages against the river pirates and marauding bands of the various factions, and the U.S. presence was very welcome by the Chinese population.
This item is an unpainted and unassembled metal hobby kits.
Standing figurines are approx. 2-1/2" - 3" tall.
Kit is recommended for ages 8+