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German Infantry Weapons
Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 14, May 25, 1943
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German machine-gun ammunition is packed in cases, and is not supplied in ready-belted farm. The German nondisintegrating metallic-link belts are non-expendable, being used over and over. The cartridges are belted by the unit to which they are issued. Sometimes belted ammunition is placed in canvas bags, which are used to carry small-arms ammunition for machine guns mounted on tanks.

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