POTD: German Bundeswehr On Skis

Eric B
by Eric B

Are you a good skier? Are you a good skier and a good shooter? If not, you will find plenty of inspiration in today’s Photo Of The Day where we have pictures of German Bundeswehr soldiers skiing and shooting. I would advise you to start with a normal rifle or carbine before you start training with your machine gun.

The Heckler & Koch G36.

Here is the caption, auto-translated from German:

The mountain infantry of the 4th company of the mountain infantry battalion 232 practiced fighting in extreme terrain during their winter bivouac. Combat duty in the snow and on skis entails special requirements. During the course of the training, the servicewomen and men learn how to use ski poles to take various positions and how to fight effectively from a position made of snow.

This camouflage looks pretty effective in this environment.

Most likely a Heckler & Koch G28 DMR to the right.

Once you mastered shooting forward, now try backwards.


Photos and caption by the German Bundeswehr, Jana Neumann.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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