Some pics from the new German IdZ units - Page 3




 
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October 21st, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
Thanks for the reply and info Bratwurst. My German isn't quite up to reading the linked page so I'll get it translated

I have no doubts that the 40k Intervention force will be of the highest possible standard. If we can ignore certain politics of the past they have a very high and proud standard to live up to. I've always rated the best trained German soldiers as being in the top 3 in the whole world - looks like this will continue.

Cheers
October 22nd, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
If I had to take a guesse Id bet they will be around the Paratrooper skill level which would still be extremely impressive for 40k men. The 101st is working side by side with the Marine commandos in Afghanistan so how could you say that the Commandos and high tier American SF are in the same league?
October 24th, 2004  
Kinection
 
I'm wondering what that huge thing is here: http://www.geocities.com/bratwurst1978/gunz4.jpg

On top of the gun? That can't be just some night vision device, it looks very big and cumbersome.[
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October 24th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
That gigantic thing better be able to see through walls!
October 24th, 2004  
Bratwurst
 
night vision device, ambient light intensifier (800m!), thermography device - which indeed allows you to have a nightly look through walls in a way...
October 24th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Anyways I think this 40,000's training will be more like Rangers, Paracommando, Marines Commandos and the like.
October 24th, 2004  
Bratwurst
 
The 40k will definately not have homogenous standards of training, I agree. As you well know you need specialists for a wide variety of missions. If they'll make up the whole body of German intervention troops, you're likely to find the same diversity as in any standing army.

The standards are going to be high though, that's for sure. If German troops start dying overseas the political leaders get politically beheaded by the public in an instant. Not like in the USA... Politicians are aware of that fact and will see to the max security standards of soldiers, meaning optimal equipment and training. To apply this philosophy on 40k troops is possible. Even with the minimal funding the Bundeswehr receives.

We'll see anyways... For now the glory is on paper only and until they actually kick some terrorist a$$ or help out under the international flag of peace and economic interest, they're worth nothing.

I was just surprised that Germany is actually doing something in these lines, since, as hinted, they don't like military action at all. And I was impressed by the tech and those lovely, deadly toys.

October 24th, 2004  
Grimnar
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer
Very cool! But what's up with the guy with the beret? Germans should never wear berets.

Well, to me anyways...
hu??? why??
October 24th, 2004  
Bratwurst
 
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hu??? why??
Dunno either. Probably the same reason why chicks shouldn't wear coats in Baywatch... :P
October 24th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Do you know what equipment the men will be armed with, from the pics there seems to be a wide variety of rifles, will it be the G36 or will HK33/53 etc. be used as well. What pistols are used, machine guns etc.