Producing Allied Weapons for Germany?

Producing Allied Weapons for Germany?

Germany not only use captured weapons, in some cases they also produced foreign weapons, created new weapon systems based on foreign weapons, equipment and components. In this video we look at how the Wehrmacht appropriated various weapons into their production. For this we will look at various weapons and components from the Soviet Union, the United States, Czechoslovakia, and France. This will include the Soviet 120mm Mortar PM38, which the Germans called 12 cm Gr.W. 38 – 378 (r), 76 mm divisional gun M1936 (F-22) – the 7.6 cm F.K. 36 – 296 (r) , divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3), 76 mm regimental gun M1927 – 7,62 cm-Infanterie-Kanonen-Haubitze 290 (r), the US M1 Bazooka, the LT Vz. 38 (Panzer 38(t)), Panzerselbstfahrlafette 1 für 7.62 cm PaK36(r) also known as Marder II and the Henschel 129. Some might call this “vehicular appropriation”.

Special thanks to Uzelott for suggestions on title and cover.
Cover design by vonKickass.

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  1. Well, not only weapons… I came into data somewhere that throughout the entire war, Ford Motor Company was delivering trucks to – German army!
    Henry Ford was a great admirer of one Adolf Hitler and a Nazi sympathizer and he had contracts with the Germans. Of course, the US government knew about this, but did nothing about it… Ford was paying taxes and stuff which made the US war efforts easier and helped the economy, plus since it was trucks and not actual weapons, they decided to turn a blind eye to this…

  2. Well the British/Americans supplied Germany with Oil until 1944… germany and russia could "destroy each other as much as possible". They could have stopped the war early…but chose not to.

  3. 1944 Germany started to make copies of the sten machine gun.. Britain made about 4 million, many in a factory near me. Aintree, Liverpool. Plus the Enfield rifles..

  4. Germans not copy the British bombers planes and they no have a central high comand of technology that's is better choise for take this or that weapon, the time, materiales, money manpower the British and Americans that hughes!!

  5. Foreign weapon systems image: Unicorn

    Meanwhile on the battle of Berlin defending the 06 door of the underground facility:


    HANS: JA WOHL!!!!

  6. The mortar was 1,8 m long, but weighed almost 300 kg? Is this correct? That's like the weight of three men, but it's a metal tube that's about the height of a man. It seems like something you separate into two parts that can be carried by one man each, but with that weight you'd need four men to load it onto a truck, because you're not carrying that anywhere.

  7. The Germans used and produced lots of Hi-Power handguns from the FN plant in Belgium.
    Closer to the end of the war they copied (with a few mods) the STEN gun.
    The G43 was largely copied from the SVT40.

    On a side note it’s weird to think about a Ppsh41 toting German coming across an MP40-armed Rusky, but it probably happened.