Friday, May 20, 2016
There is no evidence that this unit ever existed, but there is proof of service in the German military of at least a few dozen Americans, including at least one deserter. So my plan was to keep this unit small, basically a heavily armed platoon. Here are two troops with a .50 caliber machine gun. Gun is from Roco and mounted on sheet styrene for greater durability.
I mounted this Roco air cooled machine gun on a German MG mount. I replaced the air cooled barrel with a water cooled barrel, the air cooled one was broken. I added ammo can and water can.
Figures have American packs, but German weapons, including a panzerfaust.
The standing figure has a new arm from the Imex US Paratroopers, so he is firing a Colt .45 M1911 pistol. I gave every figure in this unit at least one piece of American equipment to identify him as belonging to this brigade.
The officer got a new Imex arm.
Grenade thrower and seated soldier. Some of these troops may serve some of the crew served weapons. This little group has a lot of weapons, but not really enough to service them all at the same time easily. I wanted variety but not large numbers.
Troops ready for primer job.