Norwegian army officer in the 60's. For more great drawings, visit @majorhauge
A more "modern" winter warrior, an Army officer from 1960. From a time when it was Cold War, pun intended.
He's armed with a MP40. The Norwegian armed forces used a mix of WW2-era weapons from the USA, UK and Germany, from 1945 and up to the 1980s.
In the background there is a M29 Weasel.
Fun Fact: it wasn't a low prioritised unit who last used the MP 40, but in fact SOF units. They used them all the way up to early 2000. It was used when diving and there wasn't need for a functional weapon. I.e training on oil rigs and ships/vessels, were it's not a good idea to use live nor blanks/simunition.
The MP40 was replaced by the MP5, and the MP5 was later more or less replaced by the MP7.
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