Soldiers and officers of 28 Engineer Regiment, based in Germany, are four months into a six-month deployment on the United Nations’ peacekeeping operation in Cyprus known as “Operation Tosca”.
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Due to hit shelves next week, the Malamute Lightweight Vest alone layer or underneath outer layers.
Osprey’s first title in the Men-At-Arms “Modern African Wars” series-within-a-series appeared in 1986, and the series has been a big hit ever since.
The first title was “Modern African Wars (1) Rhodesia 1965-80″, followed by “Modern African Wars (2) Angola and Mozambique 1961-74″ and “Modern African Wars (3) South-West Africa”. The latest title brings the series more up to date, and provides insight into the long and brutal series of conflicts over the past 40+ years that have turned this resource-rich area into one of the most brutal, dysfunctional hell-holes on the planet.
YES – is the short answer! Now here is the longer answer….
Smith Manufacturing Group located in Decatur, Texas specializes in recreating rare, foreign, WWII-era firearms in semi-auto, ‘civilian-legal’ (i.e., no special licenses or paperwork required) form. The company’s product line includes such legends as the British Bren Gun, the Soviet DP-28 and DPM, the Soviet PPS-43, and the Czech ZB series (the forerunner of the Bren Gun).
But by far the most interesting – and exciting – project in their portfolio is their semi-auto FG42 Mk. II. The SMG FG42 is offered in original 7.92 x 57mm (“8mm Mauser”) caliber, as well as 7.62 x 51mm NATO / .308 WIN. The 7.62mm version uses standard M1A magazines and is pictured on the right in the photo below)!
Check out the full details on SMG’s website: smgguns.com
(hat tip to Dave S.)