First KStN w/ 8 cm mortar

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First KStN w/ 8 cm mortar

Post by Duncan_M » 19 Dec 2019 14:06

I'm trying to find the first Interwar KStN that contained the 8 cm GrW 34 mortars in the German infantry battalion. The only thing I've found so far is the 1937 b type, which had a mortar platoon in the MG company, but I'm wondering if there was anything else before that.

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Re: First KStN w/ 8 cm mortar

Post by Octotrooper » 06 Jan 2020 19:49

This site might help http://www.bayonetstrength.uk/ best of luck

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Re: First KStN w/ 8 cm mortar

Post by Glynwed » 18 Feb 2020 08:59

The l.Gr.W.36 (5 cm) and s.Gr.W. 34 (8 cm ) Mortars were deliwered to German army only at begining of 1938 (according to a German source, at 1st October 1937 there were no such weapon at disposal; at 1st April 1938 there were 798 pcs of 5cm and 368 pcs of 8 cm Mortars). So the 1st KStN which mentioned 8 cm Mortar is indeed only KStN 151b (October 1937) Maschinengewehrkompanie b.

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