Subject: Photo Of The Day
Location: Grafenwoehr Training Area, Nothern Bayern, Germany.
What’s going on? We have a German PUMA infantry fighting vehicle letting its 30 mm MK30-2/ABM autocannon loose. In Germany, it’s called the Schützenpanzer Puma.
Normally the PUMA carries 400 rounds for its main 30 mm cannon, and also has Heckler & Koch MG4s (5,56 NATO) or Heckler & Koch MG5s (7,62 NATO). The cannon is made by Rheinmetall.
According to Wikipedia: “the Puma has been in service with the German Army since April 2015. 332 vehicles have been delivered as of 30 April 2020.”
Below: Granatmaschinenwaffe – German for “Grenade Machine Gun”. I think this is the Heckler & Koch GMG. You can see the trace of the 40 mm grenade mid-left in the picture. The GMG has a rate of fire of about 340 rounds per minute, which would eat that 40 mm belt quickly.
Here we see the MG3, also made by Rheinmetall.
All photos from Die Bundeswehr in Bayern, PzGrenBtl 122 / Vörste.