Small arms of the German Navy

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    Was at a barbecue earlier tonight, started talking to some guy who claimed to be a veteran of the German Navy ('96-'00). He was also an insane bigot, but that's beside the point.

    I asked him about the HK USP and HK G36 he was issued. He'd never heard of HK (I even clarified by saying "Heckler and Koch"), the USP or the G36.

    I was surprised to learn that every sailor in the German Navy is issued a fully-automatic Walther P99 and a Kalashnikov made of polycarbonate.

    Maybe he meant that he was in the Airsoft German Navy? I guess I should have asked if the P99 was chambered in 6mm or .177

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    You are aware most navy personnel do not normally get issued individual arms?
     
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    No, I was not aware that this was universal. Clearly it isn't - sailors in the German Navy are issued the fully-automatic Walther P99 and the polycarbonate Kalashnikov :lol:
     
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    Why?

    I can't think of many places on earth where issuing small arms to the crew makes less sense than onboard a modern naval vessel.

    If it comes down to hand to hand combat, the ship is already compromised.

    This story, while it may be true, makes like no sense to me.
     
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