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Set 114

Military Hospital

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 1975
Contents Varying number of pieces
Poses 9 poses
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours White, Green, Blue
Average Height 22 mm (= 1.58 m)


Atlantic saw to it that they took good care of their soldiers by supplying medical personnel, an ambulance and this, a military hospital. In fact the hospital is a tent, so clearly it is a field hospital. It is almost 100mm long and about 45mm wide, and has an entrance down one long side as well as one at either end, plus windows in the 'walls' and the roof. It comes in just two pieces which fit together well. It has been given large red crosses to display, and all the 'windows' are flaps which are currently up. The folds in the canvas have been quite well done and it is not an unattractive model, though no attempt at all has been made to put any detail inside.

All the figures standing on bases are also included in the set of medical personnel, so that review should be referred to for comments on them. However the three stretcher cases are unique to this set. We call them stretchers, but they are some sort of hybrid between stretchers and beds. They have almost no handles, so would be very difficult to carry, but they do have very short legs - so short that all they do is lift the man off the ground slightly. If really crammed in you could get perhaps seven of these things in each tent, but five is a more realistic capacity. As can be seen, the only significant difference between each figure is the blanket, which is either fully covering the man, partly covering him or entirely missing.

These figures are in keeping with the rest of the Atlantic Modern range, so they are quite small and fairly thin. However we found very little flash on these examples, though some do have mould marks in the middle of the back. Detail is not too bad, and this is certainly an interesting and unusual set. As regards accuracy, well quite frankly we have no idea what Italian field hospitals looked like in the 1970s when this set was made, so we can't comment, but we are prepared to believe that this is not a long way from the reality.

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