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Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 3

Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 3

Fully illustrated throughout with charts, tables, illustrations, diagrams and photographs, this authoritative reference book to the German Army during World War II is indispensable for the military enthusiast.

Written in 1945 by the US War Department as an essential guide for the American soldier in Europe, it examines the structure of the Wehrmacht, its organisation from the High Command down, tactics, fortifications and defenses, logistics, weapons, equipment, uniforms and the Air Force.

Available for the first time as an ebook, this is the last volume of three, and includes an in-depth study of German weapons, equipment, uniforms and insignia, and the Luftwaffe, with a comprehensive review of German small arms, mortars, artillery, armoured vehicles and tanks, specialist equipment for engineers, signallers and chemical warfare and the structure, training, equipment and tactics of the German Air Force.

CHAPTER VII. WEAPONS

Section I. INTRODUCTION

Section II. SMALL ARMS

Section III. MORTARS

Section IV. ARTILLERY

Section V. SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY

Section VI. ARMORED VEHICLES

Section VII. ROCKET WEAPONS

Section VIII. GRENADES

Section IX. OTHER WEAPONS

CHAPTER VIII. EQUIPMENT

Section I. INTRODUCTION

Section II. AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT

Section III. ARTILLERY FIRE CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Section IV. SIGNAL EQUIPMENT

Section V. ENGINEER EQUIPMENT

Section VI. CHEMICAL WARFARE EQUIPMENT

Section VII. FIELD RANGES AND COOKING EQUIPMENT

CHAPTER IX. UNIFORMS, INSIGNIA, AND INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT

Section I. ARMY UNIFORMS

Section II. GERMAN ARMY INSIGNIA

Section III. GERMAN AIR FORCE UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA

Section IV. ARMED ELITE GUARD UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA

Section V. GERMAN DECORATIONS

Section VI. AUXILIARY FORCES AND SEMI-MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Section VII. INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT

Colour Plates

CHAPTER X. GERMAN AIR FORCE

Section I. AIR FORCE HIGH COMMAND

Section II. CHAIN OF COMMAND

Section III. AIR FORCE ARMS AND SERVICES

Section IV. ARMY AND NAVY COOPERATION

Section V. EQUIPMENT

Section VI. TRAINING

Section VII. TACTICS