Gewehr 43 in Normandy?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Michael Thomson, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Michael Thomson

    Michael Thomson New Member

    Hello. I just wanted to find out if the Gewehr 43 was widely used in Normandy and of so, which German units had these?

    Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Hoover

    Hoover Junior Member

    Hi,

    the G43 (or the later term K43 when the G43 wasn´t in production anymore) was used in rather small numbers. It never was a general weapon but it was common in infantry units to have one per section as a sniper without scope (today wo would call it a DMR). A scoped K43 would be in the platton HQ troop. But...that was not the norm. Some special units got them earlier and in greater numbers, like the Fallschirmjäger (they also were better equipped with MP40 and even some StG 44). No, the SS were not really better equipped with automatic weapons in Normandy. The G41 was more rarer in Normandy.

    Bye
    Frank
     
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  4. Michael Thomson

    Michael Thomson New Member

    Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it.
     

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