MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns

MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns

With the MG 34, the German Wehrmacht introduced an entirely new concept in automatic firepower Â? the general-purpose machine gun (GPMG). In itself the MG 34 was an excellent weapon: an air-cooled, recoil-operated machine gun that could deliver killing firepower at ranges of more than 1,000m. Yet simply by changing its mount and feed mechanism, the operator could radically transform its function. On its standard bipod it was a light machine gun, ideal for infantry… (more)