German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2
  • German Paratroopers, Volume 2

German Paratroopers, Volume 2

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German Paratroopers, Uniforms and Equipment, 1936-1945, Volume 2.

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The books (hardcover with dust jacket) will be indispensable to collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. This three-volume work is the most comprehensive and detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper to date, providing in-depth examinations of nearly every uniform item—including all models of jump smocks—and equipment used from the airborne forces' establishment in the mid-1930s to May 1945. It also extensively covers specific insignia and various unique ephemera. Finally, the work provides in-depth summaries of the operations the "Green Devils" fought in, from the air assaults on Norway, Belgium's Fort Eben Emael, Holland and Crete, over ground combat in North Africa, Russia, Italy and Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and on to the last days of the Third Reich.
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 color 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some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.

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

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