This resin set contains some
of the more exotic weapons and accessories of World War II, some of
which only existed on paper.
Picture above, from top to bottom, left to right:
44. The EMP 44 was a prototype, all-metal submachine gun produced
by Erma Werke in 1943. It was rejected by the Heereswaffenamt [Wikipedia].
46. The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 was a disposable (one-shot) flamethrower
designed in Germany during the second half of World War II and introduced
in 1944; it was engineered to be both cheap and easily mass-produced.
It was issued to the Volkssturm or the Werwolf movement, but also
used by the Fallschirmjäger (German paratroopers) [Wikipedia].
This weapon is well-known.
with drum magazine. The only reference to this weapon that I have
seen is here.
IR backpack. I have no information about Soviet IR development apart
from that found on the Armasight
webpage: "Not to be outdone Soviets attempted to outfit
PPSh-41 with night vision. In 1943, the USSR government set the
task of developing devices that could not only detect IR beacons,
but could also provide IR target identification and illumination.
In 1944 the first Russian IR sight “Iskra” was developed
for the combat engineering corps. "
IR backpack. See M3 with IR scope below.
IR backpack. This looks indeed like the backpack used with the Vampir.
Also known as Fliegerfaust. It was a prototype unguided, man-portable,
German multi-barrelled ground-to-air rocket launcher, designed to
destroy enemy ground attack planes. Only 80 of these weapons were
ever used in combat trials, in this case by a unit based at Saarbrücken
250. The development of this weapon was never completed and none
was ever produced [Wikipedia].
with larger hand guard (called MG 52). I have no information about
with silencer. Some members of discussion
fora claim that it was built.
aka MP44. A well-known weapon.
with Zielgerät 1229 "Vampir" infra-red aiming device.
This weapon was used in small numbers.
with IR Sniperscope M1. This was a modified Snooperscope fitted
to an M3 carbine, which was an M2 carbine suitably modified. The
Sniperscope and Snooperscope were the only American infra-red devices
to see operational service. By the end of the war 6,000 of the devices
had been manufactured, of which about 2,000 were Sniperscopes. The
only time they were used in conflict was the capture of Okinawa
from the Japanese. (Source here.)
41 with IR scope. See information (and picture) for the Soviet IR
is very nice, with fine detail. Although there is some flash, it is
thin, so it will not impair the quality of the cleaned items.
not all the weapons fit in with a late-war or what-if 1946 setting
(like the EMP 44 for instance), and some can also be used in a much
earlier setting (like the MG 42), this set will prove very useful
for anyone attempting a diorama around one of the "Panzer 1946"
tanks that are currently flooding the market.
sample provided by Gebo Figuren.
model can be purchased from