3 weeks ago
The versatile MG 34 was chambered for the full-power 7.92×57mm Mauser rifle cartridge, and was arguably the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time of its deployment. Its combination of exceptional mobility – being light enough to be carried by one man – and high rate of fire (of up to 900 rounds per minute) was unmatched. It entered service in great numbers following Hitler's repudiation of the Versailles Treaty in 1936, and was first combat tested by German troops aiding Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. Nonetheless, the design proved too complex for mass production, and was supplemented by the cheaper and simpler MG 42, though both remained in service and production until the end of the war.
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3 weeks ago
Afrikakorps Panzergrenadiere from Schützen-Regiment 115 / 15.Panzer-Division with an MG34 in the desert nest during Operation Scorpion. They were part of Kampfgruppe von Herff, commanded by Oberst Maximilian von Herff. Operation Scorpion or Unternehmen Skorpion, from 26–27 May 1941, was a military operation during the North African Campaign of World War II, fought between Axis forces under Oberst Herff and British forces under Lieutenant-General William "Strafer" Gott. A counter-attack was made on British positions at Halfaya Pass in north-western Egypt, which had been captured during Operation Brevity (15–16 May 1941). Skorpion was the second offensive operation commanded by Rommel in Africa (apart from the Siege of Tobruk) and pushed the British out of Halfaya Pass, back to the area from Buq Buq to Sofafi. The Germans and Italians fortified the pass and built other strong points back towards Sidi Azeiz as tank killing zones, ready to meet another British attack. The British continued preparations for Operation Battleaxe (15–17 June 1941). Battleaxe was another costly British failure that led to the sacking of General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief Middle East and other senior officers.
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3 weeks ago
German army training during WWII differed from that of other combatant nations in several significant ways.
Firstly, most German army recruits entered their basic training considerably advanced, in terms of both physical conditioning and military skills, compared to those of other nations. Nazi organizations, such as the Hitler Jugend, taught boys as young as 14 the fundamentals of obedience to orders, marching, marksmanship; map-reading; etc.The HitlerJugend had branches that provided specialized training in piloting aircraft and gliders; motor vehicle operation and maintenance; and boat handling. All young men were also expected to spend at least one year working in the German Labor Service (Arbeitsdienst) - which gave them further experience following orders, as well as living and working in groups in rough conditions. This allowed Army training programs to concentrate on technical skills such as weapons handling, etc. and allowed the Army to shorten, considerably, the amount of time needed before deployment.
Secondly, German army training emphasized the combined-arms nature of modern warfare. Trainees were instructed on the importance of all branches of the military cooperating in accomplishing their mission. Infrantry trainees were forbidden to sing marching songs that belittled, for example, the Artillery or Armored forces.
Thirdly, combat training was generally much more intense than that of other nations, including the use of live-fire exercises. As many as 1-2% of most recruit classes were lost due to injury or death during training - a ratio that would have been considered unacceptable in most other armies.
Lastly, Officer and NCO selection was conducted on a generally far more egalitarian basis than that of allied armies. Officer candidates were not only selected from a broader range of social and economic classes, but were also expected to spend at least one year serving as an enlisted soldier - with no special privileges or status. This gave junior officers a much greater understanding of the perspective of the men they were ultimately to command.
3 weeks ago
#Germanww2 #infantry squad. When squad is to engage simultaneously in a firefight, the #riflemen take positions according to the terrain, usually building up a skirmish line on both sides of the #lightmachine gun. The light machine gun remains centrally located in the squad skirmish line, except where the terrain or situation suggests the deployment of all the riflemen to the right (or to the left)
If it is desired to change the formation from squad column to skirmish line in order to take up the fire fight immediately, the leader gives the signal or command to deploy. Bunching around the machine gun must be avoided under all circumstances.
In order to form the skirmish line from the squad column, the forward half of the riflemen deploys to the right of the machine-gunner, and the rear half to his left. The interval between men is approximately five paces, unless a different interval is expressly ordered. If it is desired that the riflemen deploy all on one side, it must be so ordered.
4 weeks ago
German World War II camouflage patterns formed a family of disruptively patterned #military #camouflage designs for clothing, used and in the main designed during the #SecondWorldWar. The first pattern, however, #Splittertarnmuster ("splinter camouflage pattern"), was designed in 1931 and was initially intended for Zeltbahn shelter halves. The clothing patterns developed from it combined a pattern of interlocking irregular green, brown, and buff polygons with vertical "rain" streaks. Later patterns, all said to have been designed for the #WaffenSS by Johan Georg Otto Schick, evolved into more leaf-like forms with rounded dots or irregular shapes. Camouflage smocks were designed to be reversible, providing camouflage for two seasons, whether summer and autumn, or summer and winter (snow).
1 month ago
. #Lanzacohetes Katyusha bm-13(múltiple rocket launch system).
Ingresado en el ejercito soviético en 1939,cuando Stalin vio la necesidad de tener un lanzacohetes en servicio,de varias propuestas eligió el bm-13 Katyusha , supuso que sería un arma eficaz debido a que este tenia
-proyectiles de 82mm,que luego se fueron mejorando a partir de las modificaciones que se le hizo.
-cohetera de hasta 16 proyectiles múltiples para lanzar.
-su alcance efectivo era de entre 5 y 6 Km.
Finamente fue enviado a producir en grandes cantidades cuando inició la segunda guerra mundial, participó en diversas batallas como Stalingrado, Leningrado,Jarkov y etc... "Katyusha" así nombrado por los soviéticos, era un arma de destrucción bastante eficaz a la hora de bombardear,barrer infantería, blindados y hasta tanques ligeros.
En la actualidad el Katyusha sigue estando en servicio a través de varias modificaciones que se le han realizado en Rusia. . .
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