Hungarian Arrow Cross personnel with a 40mm MAWAG anti-tank gun M1940, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944; note 43M rifles and Tiger II tank of German 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion in background

Caption   Hungarian Arrow Cross personnel with a 40mm MAWAG anti-tank gun M1940, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944; note 43M rifles and Tiger II tank of German 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion in background ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-680-8283A-18A
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Photos at Same Place Budapest, Hungary
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Dec 2014 05:16:02 PM

WEAPONS DETAIL:

Weapon looks like a German 3.7cm PAK 36 anti-tank
gun, or a Hungarian Rebarreled of the Pak 36 to
take Skoda 40mm A17 ammo, but this is just my guess.

RIFLES OF HUNGARIAN TROOPS:

Hungarians could be armed with German-Hungarian
G.98/40 this was a version of the German K98 five round bolt action rifle in 7.92mm. Troops are Arrow Cross

UNIFORM OF THE DAY:

Troops have been issued the German-pattern steel helmet, greatcoat and cloth puttees wrapped around short boots.
2. Anonymous says:
21 May 2020 04:11:55 PM

The troops in the foreground are actually Hungarian Arrow Cross personnel. The field gun is Hungarian, they're wearing Arrow Cross armbands and are armed with Hungarian 43M rifles.
3. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
22 May 2020 08:57:23 AM

To Anonymous of 21 May 2020: Thank you for the information, the caption has been corrected.

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