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    Machine gun training - Luftwaffe ?

    Brian Wolfe

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    Hello Everyone,

    Here's another photo I just bought. It looks like a shot of a training exercise for members of the Luftwaffen, going by the uniforms. You can see the soldiers awaiting their turn sitting on the wall above what I would think are the instructors. I've been looking on the internet for a photo of the machine gun they are using and the closest I can get to it is the Maximum. What do the members think?

    Any information regarding the uniforms, unit etc would also be greatly appreciated.



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    Good eye Chris.

    I had searched the internet using every machine gun name I could think of with no luck.

    I checked your suggestion out and there is a wealth of information about this weapon, the Schwarzlos M.07/12, which in this case seems to have been fitted with the anti-aircraft shoulder stock. I guess if the uniforms in the photo are Luftwaffen this would make perfect sense.

    Thanks for your help.



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