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Could German infantry squads put out a greater volume of firepower than an average Allied squad?



This question is part of Expert World War 2 Quiz
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 12, 2020

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duzhan

Duzhan

Answered Aug 08, 2019

That’s incorrect, the mortars are held at higher levels such as the company. By 1944, the 50mm Mortar was out of use and was replaced by heavier 81mm, and 120mm mortars. A German Infantry Squad in 1944 only had 9 men (used to be 13but was cut down by Hitler due to the lack of manpower), and was equipped with 1 MG-42 in terms of machine...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jun 10, 2017

Because the allies, namely the us, used mass production which produce weapon in large amounts, which generally made them inferior to german weaponry, therefore the germans had better...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 22, 2016

True

German squads were equipped with MG34 light machine guns and MG40 heavy machine guns which were belt fed. Germans also carried 50 and 81mm mortars. The Allied squads carried either a bren gun magazine fed or occassionally the browning .30 caliber.
 

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