Photo Of The Day and we have some of the coolest pictures in a while available. We’re looking at Dutch snipers of the 1st Marine Combat Group as they conduct arctic warfare training in the beautiful mountains of Norway.
Auto-translated from Dutch:
Arctic Warfare Training – Norway
The Recce Sniper Troop and the Anti Armor Troop of 1st Marine Combat Group trained in Blåtind, Norway on a live firing training ground during the Joint Arctic Training 2021 (JAT).
The Anti Armor Troop practiced firing the Panzerfaust. The marked rocks at the top of the mountain served as a target. The Panzerfaust is a portable and recoilless anti-tank weapon. With this weapon, different types of ammunition can be fired at a maximum distance of 600 meters. This weapon system is suitable against tanks, armored vehicles, reinforced positions and (light) bunkers.
The Recce Sniper Troop was practicing under the watchful eye of experienced
instructors on ‘long range targets’. Recce snipers support the Marine Combat Groups at battalion and squadron level and NLMARSOF in carrying out their duties. These training courses are essential in order to be able to perform the specific tasks in all circumstances (land, sea, air, extreme terrain).
Photos/source: Koninklijke Marine, Korps Mariniers, MediaCentrumDefensie.
Did you ever snipe from a snowmobile? I just realize I have…good times of the past!