No doubts! This is an original MG 42 in 7.92mm, although fire rate seems a bit slow. This is because it's simply using the heavy type bolt, which reduces the rate of fire to about 900 rpm. The maximum cyclic rate of the mechanisms of MG 42 is often exaggerated and inaccurate. This machine gun...read more
The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rates of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and...read more
The MG 42 was a suppressive fire weapon and is considered to be the finest mg ever made. The is the World War 2 German Army MG-42 Machine Gun Firing Demonstration at Dellwood Park in Lockport, Illinois on 8 September 2013, by 5th Company GrossDeutschland.
Here I leave two interesting videos about Bren and Spandau gun machine. First, it was video from @Lindybeige on 15 may and later, on 17 May, came the response from @MilHiVisualized. It's amazing watching and listening their point of view and knowledges.
When the production of MG34 models was obviously insufficient for the German Army’s needs, a new design of weapon was begun, one which would be easier to mass-produce. For the first time the design was not left entirely in the hands of gunmakers; a Doktor Grunow of the Johannes Grossfuss...read more
Para dotar a las tropas italianas, de una ametralladora ligera y de fácil transporte, se decidió a finales de los años veinte del pasado siglo, desarrollar a partir de los modelos Breda 24, 28 y 29, un arma que cumpliese con tales requisito. Tanto estéticamente como en el plan mecánico, se...read more