Weapons and equip­ment

Switzer­land’s con­scripted cit­i­zens are skil­ful sol­diers who can re­pel any in­vad­ing force with for­mi­da­ble guns, ve­hi­cles and iconic pock­etknives

History of War - - ISSUE 57 -

Switzer­land’s con­scripted cit­i­zens can call upon a pow­er­ful ar­ray of weapons, ve­hi­cles and tools

Switzer­land’s bor­ders are not just pro­tected by the Alps but also the im­pres­sive Swiss Armed Forces. All Swiss males are re­quired to do mil­i­tary ser­vice from the age of 20, which means that the coun­try has more sol­diers per capita than any other West­ern democ­racy. They utilise a fear­some ar­ray of equip­ment pre­dom­i­nantly man­u­fac­tured do­mes­ti­cally and no­table for its in­ven­tive­ness and so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

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