The Fallschirmjäger infantry are the basic infantry units of the Fallschirmjäger. They wear green-grey uniforms and a Fallschirmjäger M38 helmet. They were supposed to be armed with Gewehr 43 rifles. They carry StG44's instead.What was the Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger?
During World War II, the German Air Force ( Luftwaffe) raised a variety of airborne light infantry ( Fallschirmjäger) units. The Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjäger regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division.What is a Fallschirmjäger paratroop?
The Fallschirmjäger ( German: [ˈfalʃɪʁmˌjɛːɡə] ( listen)) were the paratroop branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations.What does Fallschirmjäger stand for?
The word Fallschirmjäger is from the German Fallschirm "parachute" and Jäger "hunter", the light infantry of the Prussian Army. The Soviets were the first to demonstrate the military possibilities of airborne infantry in the 1930s with a series of maneuvers held in 1935 and 1936.