This Australian officer is armed with the ‘Owen Gun’, an Aussie-designed weapon first developed back in 1939.
The ‘Owen Machine Carbine’ was the only entirely Australian- designed and constructed submachinegun of WW2. It came into service in 1942 and continued until the mid 1960’s. It’s unusual appearance included the top-mounted magazine and a side-mounted sight however in combat the Owen proved reliable and sturdy.
This particular figure is the ‘Show Special’ created for the Annual
K&C Oz Visit down to Australia. A limited number of this figure are also
available to worldwide dealers and collectors.