Fallschirmjäger is the German word for paratroopers. They played an important role during World War II, when, together with the Gebirgsjäger they were perceived as the elite infantry units of the German military. After World War II, they were reconstituted as parts of postwar armed forces of both West and East Germany, mainly as special ops troops.
German Fallschirmjäger in World War II were the first paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the “green devils” by the Allied forces they fought against. The word Fallschirmjäger is from the German Fallschirm, “parachute”, and Jäger, literally ‘hunter,’ which refers in this context to light infantry.
jeremiah peter sappingfield (verified owner) –
the only kind of infantry I’ll be buying from now on has a nice huge wide flat base easier to glue down to things
Dyke (verified owner) –
Great figures… superior value
charlie (verified owner) –
Well detailed with interesting figure poses and postures. Great when mixed together with other infantry to add life and variety to your figure bases.