Photos - Germans with captured firearms

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by Poot » 20 Feb 2024 21:00

Probably eastern Hilfstruppen.
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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by carius » 01 Mar 2024 04:13

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Mar 2024 12:12

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this submachinegun ?

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by carius » 03 Mar 2024 20:26

Sturm78 wrote:
03 Mar 2024 12:12
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this submachinegun ?

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PPD-34/38
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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli » 04 Mar 2024 23:05

carius wrote:
03 Mar 2024 20:26
Sturm78 wrote:
03 Mar 2024 12:12
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this submachinegun ?

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PPD-34/38
Not a PPD-34/38, as the gun in the photo has a two piece stock, while PPD-34/38 has a one piece stock and thus the drum mag needs to have a "neck", which also makes the drum protrude more from the stock. The gun in the photo is really PPD-40.

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by carius » 05 Mar 2024 16:50

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2024 21:40

Marsalkka Mahtimeisseli wrote
Not a PPD-34/38, as the gun in the photo has a two piece stock, while PPD-34/38 has a one piece stock and thus the drum mag needs to have a "neck", which also makes the drum protrude more from the stock. The gun in the photo is really PPD-40.
Thank you for your help, Marsalkka...

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by carius » 07 Mar 2024 17:50

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by BlackDragon98 » 09 Mar 2024 03:52

Does anyone know more about the location/time period of this photo?
I know these are two Fallschirmjagers with the regular helmet with a load of US small arms but I cannot tell the location/time period.
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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by LineDoggie » 12 Mar 2024 19:01

BlackDragon98 wrote:
09 Mar 2024 03:52
Does anyone know more about the location/time period of this photo?
I know these are two Fallschirmjagers with the regular helmet with a load of US small arms but I cannot tell the location/time period.
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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by carius » 16 Apr 2024 16:55

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Re: Photos - Germans with captured firearms

Post by Poot » 16 Apr 2024 18:19

The rifles in post #1761 appear to be Berthiers. The Hotchkiss MGs in the same group would seem to strengthen that idea.
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