German Automatic Weapons of World War II
Manufacturer part number: 1-86126-269-8
Seven classic automatic weapons of the World War II German Wehrmacht are illustrated with stunning color photographs: Mauser Schnellfeuer-Pistole, Maschinenpistole 40/I, Maschinengewehr 34, Maschinengewehr 42, Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/I, Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/II, Sturmgewehr 44. Detailed squences show them close-up; during step-by-step field stripping; and during handling, loading, and live firing trials in outdoor settings, by gunners wearing authentic period uniforms to put these historic guns in their visual context. Accompanying the photos are concise accounts of each weapon's historical and technical background, in addition to non-technical descriptions of actual firing characteristics from the viewpoint of the infantryman. This book is the closest way to experience these weapons without actually having been there. 128pp.