The German Elite Forces are a playable Axis faction introduced with Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII. They represent an unspecified elite unit of the Third Reich's Wehrmacht, taking cues from the real life Fallschirmjäger and Waffen-SS units.
In Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the German Elite Forces are a new playable Axis faction. Compared to the Wehrmacht and Afrika Korps, the Elite Forces are issued more effective, varying and advanced weaponry and vehicles, as well as camouflaged uniforms. They fight against the British Commandos and the United States Army.
The German Elite Forces kits use equipment similar to their Wehrmacht counterparts, but utilize more advanced weapons like the Gewehr 43 ZF4 sniper rifle, Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 assault rifle, and Rifle Grenades. As well, all kits are issued five Commando Knives, which can be thrown at enemies as well as used for melee attacks.
Appearance wise, the Elites wear grey-olive camouflage uniforms on urban maps like Raid on Agheila or Kbely Airfield. On snowy maps, they don grey-white camouflage along with black gloves. Like the Wehrmacht, all kits wear grey Stahlhelms with a reichsadler present on the sides, with the exception of the Medic who instead has red crosses on his helmet.
Their vehicles are mostly the same as the Wehrmacht, but wholly indigenous and with several additions introduced with the expansion. On urban maps such as Kbely Airfield and Essen their vehicles have the same grey camouflage as the Wehrmacht - this color scheme is continued on Hellendoorn, however the vehicles are now covered with snow. Meanwhile, on Raid on Agheila the faction's vehicles have the same desert camouflage as the Afrika Korps.
- Kubelwagen (Scout Car)
- Schwimmwagen (Amphibious Car)
- R75 (Motorcycle)
- Hanomag (APC)
- Munitions Panzer (APC)
- Ju-87 Stuka (Dive Bomber)
- Bf 109 (Fighter)
- HO-229 (Fighter)
- Natter rocket plane (Fighter)
- Flettner (Helicopter)