THOMAS GUNN - GERMAN BERGMANN MG15 WITH CREW (LOA003)
The Bergmann machine gun was an outstanding design of German engineering, used both by the army and air force during WW1. It was not produced in as many numbers as the Maxim but it made a significant contribution to the Imperial German Army’s arsenal. The majority were used on the Eastern and Palestine fronts, often with devastating results. The Germans supplied thousands of troops to the Turks in their Middle East enterprise and machine gunners were highly appreciated for the amount of fire they could lay down in an attacking or defending role.
This set features 2 gunners dressed in typical tropical gear suitable for 1918. The German army did issue a complete uniform in a khaki colour for the Middle East but these troops were sometimes mistaken for British soldiers and fired upon by their own side as well as by the Allies! Some German troops wore a mixture of European and tropical dress to counter this, whilst others switched back the European dress to avoid being shot at by their own side!
Limited run of 150 worldwide.
£54 inc vat.