Wehrmacht soldier with grenade launcher mounted on a Karabiner 98K

wehrmacht soldier

Wehrmacht soldier looking through the scope of his Karabiner 98K bolt-action rifle, with a Schiessbecher grenade launcher mounted on top of it, sometime during November 1943.

The Karabiner 98K Mauser was introduced in 1935 as the standard service rifle of the Wehrmacht, and remained so until the end of World War II.

The Schiessbecher (shooting cup) was introduced in 1942 as an attachable 30mm rifle grenade launcher, and could be mounted on any Karabiner 98K, as well as a few other rifles.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 Backbone of the Wehrmacht: The German K98k Rifle, 1934-1945 (Richard D. Law, 1993)

Movie suggestion ⤵️

🎥 My Honor was Loyalty – Leibstandarte (2016)

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