Say what you will about Old Fat Hermann Goering & he deserves every bit of it!
Rest in Hell old boy!
He did try and take care of his pilots. But as you can guess due to its cost and wartime shortages. Not too many of these excellent guns were issued out to the Grunts.
Most of them becoming booty that was brought home by the GI’s & Tommy’s of WWII.
|M30 Luftwaffe Drilling|
|Place of origin||Nazi Germany|
|Wars||World War II|
|Manufacturer||Sauer & Sohn|
|Cartridge||9.3x74mmR, 12 Gauge|
|Action||Blitz lock system|
|Feed system||Manually loaded|
The M30 Luftwaffe drilling (“triple”) was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue.
For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer.
- Sauer & Sohn M30 Drilling (Brazilian web site, with photos)
- “Luftwaffe Drilling and US M6 Survival Rifle at RIA”. Forgotten Weapons (YouTube). 2014-09-08.