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MartinR
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The only real difference between an MG battalion and a normal rifle bn was an extra mortar platoon in each company (somewhat heavier than the 1941 50mm mortar section) . The MGs were dual purpose so could be used with their bipods. I’d need to check the KstN for allocations of anti tank rifles etc, but yes eventually they morphed into grenadier battalions.

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