US Light Machine Gun Team – 34th ID (USA)

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The Light Machine Gun Team is one of the most effective tools of supression within the Rifle Company. Being a part of the Weapons Platoon, they would be sent where needed on the line. Whether to bolster the defenses, or act as a base of fire on the assault.

*The Light Machine Gun Team is comprised of 5 members. There is 1 Team Leader, 1 Gunner, 1 Assistant Gunner, and 2 Ammunition Bearers as detailed in the image at the bottom of this page.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Uniform
M1 Helmet
Jeep Cap
Field Jacket
34th ID “Red Bulls” Insignia
Wool Shirt
Undershirt
Wool Trousers 
Trouser Belt
Leggings (If Applicable)
❏ Wool Socks
Boots

Field Gear
Cartridge Belt (For M1 Garand) OR Pistol Belt (For M1 Carbine/M1911)
First Aid Pouch
Canteen with Canteen Cover & Cup
Mess Kit with Metal Utensils

Entrenching Tool & Carrier
Haversack
Wool Blanket

Shelter Half

Weapon For Gunner
Browning Machine Gun
M1 Carbine with Carbine Sling OR M1911 with Pistol Holster

Weapon For Ammunition Bearers

M1 Garand with M1 Garand Sling OR M1 Carbine with Carbine Sling

 

RECOMMENDED OR ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

Helmet Net
Wool Scarf
Cold Weather Coat
Cold Weather Undergarments
Raincoat
Gloves
Period Correct Socks

Rifle Bandoliers
General Purpose Bag
Gas Mask Bag

Musette Bag
Packboard

Flashlight

EVENT MANDATED EQUIPMENT

Approved Eye Protection
❏ Airsoft Batteries & Other Airsoft Power Sources (If applicable.)
❏ Individual First Aid Kit
❏ Personal Hygiene Kit

 

Helpful Resources Specific to the Role of the US Light Machine Gun Team