Postcards from the German Kampfschwimmers

A few postcards landed on our doorstep and we feel obliged to share them.

Apparently the Kampfschwimmers (“Combat Swimmers”) have been busy traveling the World.

At least some of the destinations look far away from German soil!

Some say the have visited the Key West, USA?

The Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine is a German commando amphibious warfare force, and the Special Forces of the German Navy. The unit was set up as Germany joined NATO in 1955.

They operate covertly and hunt terrorists as well as pirates and rescue hostages.

They have over 50 years of experience, and they are the oldest special unit of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s Armed Forces).

Below: An unsual landing for most. But not for the Kampfschwimmers. Jumping out of a C160 from 7 000 meters down in the sea.

Transfer from the landing spot. Note the HK “shark fin”. If you see it breaking the surface, you’re in big trouble.

Landing on the beach. G36 and HK417 (I think).

Below: Ejecting brass from the HK G36. I think that is an empty G36 magazine floating around.

Great camouflage

Night Vision compatible.

[EDIT] Below: Looks like we spotted a Heckler & Koch MP7 in camouflage, suppressed.

The wrong end of a sniper rifle. I think that is a HK417. Possibly a Schmidt & Bender?

Note the side mounted red dot. Gloves from Mechanix.

G36 again. Smile for the flash.

This is why you should paint the inside of your protective lid as well.

Some say this might be a from Key West, USA.

Submerged and supressed Heckler & Koch G36K A4.

The only thing that is water tight on this HK G36 rifle is probably the optics. Hopefully the ammunition too.

YouTube: Kampfschwimmer | KSM | Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine

All pictures from Bundeswehr, Martin Stollberg, Andrea Bienert.


Make sure you check the Kampfschwimmer Marine website:


Also don’t miss the Facebook video they made for us, and see the team take out the Tangos: HERE.

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Brett baker

    Does the PR mean they’re facing budget cuts they want reversed?

    • Mr._Exterminatus

      Possibly, or their recruitment numbers are low and they want to bring them up. Like how the French special ops put out that action movie type recruitment video.

      • Billy Jack

        Maybe the gay hazing stories didn’t have the effect they thought it would.

  • Dougscamo

    Apparently someone gave them the wrong date for Fantasy Fest…. :}

  • Giolli Joker

    Suppressed camouflaged MP7, something you don’t see frequently…

    • Eric B

      I missed that!

    • iksnilol

      Kinda the whole point of the camo, is it not?

      • Giolli Joker

        I’ll look better in bushes around my area, maybe I’ve been missing MP7s every day. 😀

  • FT_Ward

    It’s much better for all concerned if the German military isn’t allowed to leave Germany….ever.

    • Herr Wolf

      I’m sure a lot of people could say the same for the US (Iraq, Vietnam, Syria, Afghanistan, etc, etc)

      • FT_Ward

        True but the subject is the Germans.

    • nick

      well, we liked having them in the Former Yugo and Astan….top shelf men and women who know the craft well.
      but , perhaps I see your point, many of my ancestors went to the Military Schools in Prussia, some, even fought on US soil with the Hessians , and have been active in every German conflict or as contractors since 1776..

      we do have a certain Teutonic way of waging war…and that is been hard on much of the world. To be clear, I’m talking warfighting , not the political side of Germany

      • FT_Ward

        In Afghanistan? Where they weren’t allowed to be more than 20 Km from a medical doctor?

  • Rob

    Maybe they are fleeing the European refugee invasion, looking for a new home?
    Nice camo though.

    • fbs

      Too much weapons for one nation that decided to disapear without fight.
      Your police and military dont care if your left politicians attack you, example:
      Spain, the last week massive migrants assault, Mrocoan police solved the problem using the force because spanish police (european police) practically cant use batons or force against assaulters without been attacked by left marxists.

      • bfs

        I want say that, Germany have military spedc ops, but Germany cant use it.
        Germany cant use any force against biggest treat for its existence……….thanks Soros.

  • Germany created a special forces team around keeping the G36 cool?

  • LH

    A lot of the Pictures are from a northgerman Training facility which Name I unfortunately forgot.

  • A.WChuck

    Key West? Are they annexing the Conch Republic? Peace in our time indeed.

    • Billy Jack

      Not sure they could annex a Berlin shopping mall.

      • Herr Wolf

        Based on what? From what you have seen on Hogan’s Heroes?

        • Billy Jack

          From what I’ve seen in Berlin lately near shopping malls. Don’t be mad at me. Maybe direct your displeasure at Jerkl. You know the guy that looks like Curly who runs z Germans.

          • MeaCulpa

            Well the Germans have this thing against using the army/navy/airforce against civilians in a domestic setting, strange that. Almost like saying that the US navy couldn’t invade a pond because what Baltimore looks like (the US Navy couldn’t invade a pond because they would manage to get struck by a cargo ship on the way to the pond, but that is besides the point).

        • Billy Jack

          That you Schultz? Hey I just got this sweet package from home. Do you like cookies?

          I apologize for poking z fun at German forces.

      • joe tusgadaro

        That’s what’s GSG9 is for….

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Underwater hats are the new summer fashion craze.

    • MeaCulpa

      Those aren’t special forces operators, they’re just some regular German scuba divers whose mother is REALLY concern about melanoma.

      • Billy Jack

        Melanoma is my refugee girlfriend’s name.

  • hking

    lol @ the transformers soundtrack

  • Timmah_timmah

    Am I the only one that still doesn’t trust ze Germans??

    • Herr Wolf

      Maybe because you are gay?

      • RocketScientist

        Nah. I’m guessing its more how twice in the past century they tried to conquer all their neighbors and in the process got literally 100s of millions (a statistically significant portion of the world population at the time) killed. Probably has more to do with that than being gay.

        • MeaCulpa

          Well I’d say 1,5 times, part two was mainly a continuation of part one. Anyways, I trust the Germans but they are tolerant to a fault.

  • USMC03Vet

    Gear never used. 🤣

    • joe tusgadaro

      They’ve fought in Afghanistan….there are literally photos of them alongside USN SEALs on ops there…

      • FT_Ward

        So what? The ANA may have been on ops alongside SEALs.

        BTW why would you take foreigners along with your dozen man platoon? What would the Germans provide that the US didn’t have or visa versa. Or were the ops just for fun or to get “assets” in the Bundeswehr?

        • joe tusgadaro

          The SEAL’s for example worked alongside Polish GROM to seize objective at the start of the Iraq war…by your logic why were GROM there..

          Why do US SOF’s ever work along side any non US forces in that case…and yet they do..

      • CommonSense23

        Any source on that?

        • joe tusgadaro

          The German government and dozens of photos and articles in the media…

          • CommonSense23

            Please show me these photos.

  • Bulldogdriver

    They need to train out of Europe so as not to pose a risk to illegal immigrants coming ashore on their beaches and to prevent their training from being interrupted by overzealous coast guard rescuing all humans found floating offshore.

    Oh illegal immigants does not really mean they are illegal. They are just people using non-conventional means of entering a country and are perfectly welcomed by european libtards.

  • MeaCulpa

    The US has a nice military and all but I wouldn’t trust a USN surface warfare officer with navigating a rubber duck around a bathtub so a pond seems like a job for the bubble heads but sadly they’re restricted by draft.

    • Billy Jack

      I’m hoping the ineptitude is just a cover story. Gotta stay hopeful. Lol