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Toy soldiers and real battles: Elastolin Gebirgsjäger mountain troops

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Elastolin Gebirgsjäger mountain troops

During World War II the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS raised a number of mountain infantry units, identified by the edelweiss insignia worn on their sleeves and caps. These divisions were lightly equipped, with much of the transport provided by mules. They were equipped with fewer automatic weapons than regular infantry, however the MG 34 or MG 42 machine gunners were provided with more ammunition than their regular infantry counterparts. Special equipment was made for them including the G33/40 mauser rifle based on the VZ.33 rifle. Elastolin produced three types of composition 70mm Gebirgsjäger mountain troops figures from 1934 to 1941.

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