Bolt Action Fallschirmjager MG42 MMG Team New

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Bolt Action Fallschirmjager MG42 MMG Team

Pack contains 3 crew, tripod MMG.

The Fallschirmjäger MG42 medium machine gun team was a specialized unit within the German paratroopers during World War II. The MG42, known for its high rate of fire and reliability, was a crucial weapon for defending positions and providing suppressive fire.

Each MG42 team typically consisted of several members. The gunner operated the MG42 and was responsible for aiming and firing. The assistant gunner helped with loading ammunition belts, ensuring a consistent supply of rounds. He also carried spare parts and barrels to keep the gun functioning during sustained firefights. Additional members would carry extra ammunition, provide security, and assist with changing positions.

In combat, the team would position themselves strategically to maximize their field of fire, often on elevated terrain. They would dig in for stability or use natural cover to minimize their exposure to enemy fire. The MG42's rapid-fire capability was used to pin down advancing enemy troops and provide cover for other Fallschirmjäger units to maneuver.

The teamwork and tactical acumen required to operate the MG42 effectively made this unit an essential part of the Fallschirmjäger's defensive and offensive strategies, especially in battles across Europe from 1943 to 1945.

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted