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German Paratroopers: Volume 2
Helmets, Equipment and Weapons


Author: Karl Veltzé
Language: English text
Format: Hardcover, size 12.25" x 9.25"
Pages:  368 pages
Photos:  Hundreds of color photos & b+w wartime photos
Maps: none
Publisher: Zeughaus Verlag
ISBN: 978-3938447819

Item No. ZH-7819 Price: $99.95



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In this second volume of German Paratroopers - Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 the author, Karl Veltzé, not only takes a very detailed look at the Fallschirmjäger helmets - more than a third of this volume is dedicated to them, but also deals with the paratroopers' special equipment (gas mask bags, hand grenade bags, ammunition bandoleers, medic equipment). The standard field equipment is covered next, followed by a chapter devoted to the individual and crew-served weapons utilized by the German airborne forces; among these are both versions of the special FG 42 paratrooper rifle. The parachutes used by the German paras are examined on 40 pages, whilst the last chapter looks at their drop containers.

This second volume follows the development of the many pieces of equipment used by the German paratroopers from the early days to the last days of the Third Reich, describing in great detail the characteristics of the various models.

Six years of research and collaboration with some of the most important Fallschirmjäger collections have gone into these volumes so far. Collectors and military enthusiasts will be able to study some of the rarest original pieces and find a lot of interesting and new information in these pages. The full-color photographs of the various items are accompanied by hundreds of period photos, more than 150 of them not published before, showing helmets, equipment and weapons in wear.


CONTENTS
Introduction
Acknowledgments

Chapter I: PARATROOPER HELMETS
"M36" Paratrooper Helmet (First-Trial-Model)
"M37" Paratrooper Helmet (Second-Trial-Model)
"M38" Paratrooper Helmet (Third Model)
Helmet Camouflage
Helmet Covers
Other Types of Camouflage
Liners and Chin Straps

Chapter II: SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
Gasmask Bag
Hand-Grenade Bags
Ammunition Bandoliers
Flier's Knife (Gravity Knife)
Airborne Medical Equipment

Chapter III: STANDARD PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Uniform Belt
Belt-Support Straps
Bayonet Frog
Bread Bag
Canteen
Mess Kit
Shelter Quarter
Dispatch/Map Case
Field Glasses
Packs
Combat Engineer Equipment
Winterized Equipment
Life Jacket

Chapter IV: WEAPONS
Pistols
Hand Grenades
Rifles
Submachine Guns
Machine Guns
Fire-Support Weapons
Assorted

Chapter V: PARACHUTES
The Static Line-Actuated Backpack Parachute
Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 1
Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 16
Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 20
Sprungfallschirm R.Z. 36
Other Parachutes
Accessories
Jump Training

Chapter VI: DROP CONTAINERS
Jumps with Weapons


Also available from this publisher:

German Paratroopers: Vol.1



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