German Paratroopers Volume 2 - Helmets, Equipment and Weapons

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The long-awaited second volume of German Paratroopers covers in detail 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 the characteristics of the various models.

Most importantly, this volume covers details about:
- helmets (including test models)
- standard and specialised equipment (including the medical items)
- Weapons (from pistols to supporting weapons)
- Parachutes (Standard RZ chutes and some others)
- drop containers.
 

Currently on pre-order and will be dispatched at the end of April 2017.

About the German paratroopers Vol 2 by Karl Veltzé

In the 368 pages of this second of the projected three volumes 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 (gasmask 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. 

Language: English

The author and publisher were able to draw on an unprecedented degree of cooperation with collectors and museums from all over the world. The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned colour photographs of original Fallschirmjäger artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.

German Paratroopers Volume 2 - Helmets, Equipment and Weapons

The long-awaited second volume of German Paratroopers covers in detail 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 the characteristics of the various models.

Most importantly, this volume covers details about:
- helmets (including test models)
- standard and specialised equipment (including the medical items)
- Weapons (from pistols to supporting weapons)
- Parachutes (Standard RZ chutes and some others)
- drop containers.
 

Currently on pre-order and will be dispatched at the end of April 2017.

About the German paratroopers Vol 2 by Karl Veltzé

In the 368 pages of this second of the projected three volumes 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 (gasmask 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. 

Language: English

The author and publisher were able to draw on an unprecedented degree of cooperation with collectors and museums from all over the world. The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned colour photographs of original Fallschirmjäger artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.

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