Friday, September 25, 2015
Ist Mein Bren Gewahr
German paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger) happy with his captured British Bren Gun. The Bren gun was a rip off of a Czech design, by Vaclav Holek, named the Zb vz 26. The b in the name stood for Brno which the Brits mispronounced as Bren (Czech is hard, man!). The top loading magazine caused the gunner to have to sight down the side a little. Pretty good gun which lasted a long time with the British Army (1938 through 2006). At first, it shot the fully potent .303; later the wimpier .308 (NATO 7.62x51 mm).