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UNIFORM & KIT ISSUED TO THE GERMAN ARMY DURING WW2

This pictorial library is devoted to the recording of "Uniform and Kit" issued to a German Soldier of any corps (includes Luftwaffe), during the Second World War. Consider it a virtual "Q" Store in German militaria. It is not exhaustive and will be added to over time. Any reader who wishes to contribute photographs and text will be recognised and credited with such information. I also invite collectors of other nation's militaria to forward content (please see our other countries listed on the drop down menu) - so that a comprehensive list of "Axis" and "Allies" uniform/kit is detailed.

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MP 40 (Maschinenpistole)

The MP 40 "Maschinenpistole" is one of the most recognizable weapons in the German arsenel of World War 2. Derived from it's predecessor - the MP 38; it was essentially very similar in design. The difference being that the MP 40 was manufactured with many 'cost cutting' features incorporated to enhance mass production. Namely the use of "pressed" parts as opposed to the "machining" of components which was more time consuming.

MP40 leather ammunition carrier

Leather ammunition carrier.  Consisting of four seperate pouches, each designed to carry one 32 round detachable box magazine for the MP40 Maschinenpistole.  Each pouch is fastened by a leather flap with brass post.  This style of carrier does not appear to be widely issued and there is little photographic evidence to suggest that front line troops utilised this style of carrier.

MP40 leather ammunition carrier (2)

Leather ammunition carrier.  Consisting of four seperate pouches, each designed to carry one 32 round detachable box magazine for the MP40 Maschinenpistole.  Each pouch is fastened by a leather flap with brass post.  This style of carrier does not appear to be widely issued and there is little photographic evidence to suggest that front line troops utilised this style of carrier.

MP40 leather ammunition carrier (3)

Date stamp evident on leather ammunition carrier.  The manufacturer details of 'Steiner & Sohne - Berlin 1939' are evident in this image.  The leather ammunition carrier consisted of four seperate pouches, each designed to carry one 32 round detachable box magazine for the MP40 Maschinenpistole.  Each pouch is fastened by a leather flap with brass post.  This style of carrier does not appear to be widely issued and there is little photographic evidence to suggest that front line troops utilised this style of carrier.

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