We visit Freundeskreis Panzerlehrbrigade 9 in Germany in our Photo Of The Day. Above you can spot a Rheinmetall MG 3 machine gun and a Heckler & Koch G36 rifle. While a machine gun may be noisy, it’s nothing compared to the 30 mm automatic cannon on the Puma IFV below.
Caption, machine-translated from German:
At exactly twelve o’clock the inferno breaks loose! High noon at the Munster military training area: a Puma armored personnel carrier is the first to open the battle – the 30-millimeter cannon barks, the enemy has no chance. The dismounted grenadiers advance, take the enemy positions with hand weapons under fire.
But what sounds so dramatic is fortunately just an exercise: The 2nd Company and the 1st Platoon of the Fourth of the 33rd Panzer Grenadier Battalion from Neustadt are now training in the target practice center (SchÜbZ) to further strengthen their operational readiness.
Attack, defense and delay were on the grenadiers’ roster. In the end, not only the soldiers but also the commander of Panzerlehrbrigade 9, Brigadier General Dr. Christian Freuding, satisfied with the performance shown.