A Wehrmacht MG42 heavy machine gun Lafette. The lafette could mount the MG42 machine gun and turned it into a long range defensive weapen that could fire either directly or indirectly. The folded lafette could be carried on the back and when unfolded provided a stable three legged firing platform. The gun itself attaches to a cradle that dampens the recoil.
Buy online, view images and see past prices for WWII GERMAN MG42 MACHINE GUN. Invaluable is the world's largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles.The MG42 weighed 11.6 kg in the light machine gun role with the bipod, lighter than the MG34 and easily portable. The bipod, the same type used on the MG34 but with a different bracket, could be mounted to the front or the centre of the gun depending on where it was being used. In the role as a heavy machine gun it used a newly developed Lafette-42 tripod with the ZF-40 optics, this all.Directly ahead of you is the unmistakable roar of the MG-42 machine gun, a weapon that fires so quickly it has a cadence unlike any other weapon on the battlefield. It sounds like cloth being ripped or the belch of a bullfrog. You’ve been in combat long enough to know that the German gun spits out 1,550 rounds of high-velocity, 7.92 millimeter ammunition per minute, a rate of fire that.
A now very scarce MG42 machine gun in excellent condition, these are becoming much harder to obtain these days, deactivated with a working action, it can be cocked and dry fired, maker marked 'swd' on the body, the top cover is marked 'bpr', nicely marked bipod 'bcd' with eagles, body is 1945 by Magot, there are however some postwar parts on the MG, a clear sign that this example saw service.
MG42 Parts and Parts Kits machinegun MG-42. BRP Photo CDs (2800 photos) This 2 CD pack contains 2800 photos of MG34 parts and kits, MG42 parts and kits, a few MP40 pictures, and two FG42s.
The MG42 was a revolutionary weapon in many ways, and superior to any comparable machine gun the allies had. Captured MG42's were meticulously studied by the allies during and after the war. Post war, and even up to the present day, many countries, including Austria, Spain, Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and even Iran, still use them today. The gun has been developed to such a state of near.
Hitler's Killer: Why the Nazis' MG42 Machine Gun Was Such a Threat. Go to Article. Paul Richard Huard. History, Europe. An innovative and deadly weapon. Key Point: These guns proved effective and help Hitler conquer much of Europe. They would even influence later guns arounds the world.
What’s more, the company manufactured the machine gun from stamped and pressed parts, welding the components together with a technique that reduced production time by 35 percent. The MG42 had an effective range of up to 2,300 feet and weighed 25 pounds. A gun crew could change its barrel in seconds. True, the machine gun had its weaknesses.
The MG 40 was designed in late 1939 to early 1940 as a project to deliver an improved version of the MG 34 to machine gunners. However, the gun's identity was only made public in early 2000s under VERY limited amount due to its evolution to the popular MG 42. Features. Little is known about the gun itself but in general, the MG 40 shares a lot with similarities with the MG 42 being its final.
Despite the machine gun being heavy in weight and does not push as much fire power at a time as the rest, it has been around since the 1930’s, it still stands as a masterpiece in the Browning machine gun collection by going beyond its intended duty during the wars of the world as we know it. More the gun collectors dream to own one today. We can classify it as one of the world’s best.
MG42, German general-purpose machine gun, used as a standard weapon by many armies around the world. The MG42 was designed in Germany in 1938, and it was placed in action on all fronts by mid-1942. Its original calibre was 7.92 mm, but when West Germany entered the North Atlantic Treaty.
WW2 German MG42 machine gun dug up relic: Just love the German MG42, a serious piece of fast firing design. This one went down fighting in the 1944 Courland Battle on the Russian front - the bolt is jammed in the breach with what looks like grenade damage to one side. The barrel has been deactivated as it still pops out (though its all a bit beant from the grende). Condition is good for a.
The MG 42 Heavy Machine Gun Team is a Weapon Team in Company of Heroes. It is trained by the Wehrmacht, produced in the Wehrmacht Quarters. The MG42 is one of the most famous weapons of the second world war for good reason- it is a relatively light Machine Gun able to output an incredibly high volume of fire in a short time. It is simple, man-portable, and a dangerous weapon to any unarmored.
The MG42 weighed 11.6kg in the light machine gun role with the bipod, lighter than the MG34 and easily portable. The bipod, the same one used on the MG34, could be mounted to the front or the center of the gun depending on where it was being used. In the role as a heavy machine gun it utilised a newly developed Lafette 42 tripod that weighed 20.5kg on its own. The barrel was lighter than the.
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This is an exceptional original WWII fully functional German MG42 light machine gun. These were probably the most feared WWII German weapon on the battlefield. They were mass produced, highly effective, had a high rate of fire and were easily transported by the average German soldier and they were the corner stone of every German Infantry company. These MGs were actually a wartime improvement.
The MG42, with minor modifications, is still the primary heavy machine gun of the modern German army, now called the MG3. A number of other armies around the world have adopted versions of the original, and guns looking similar, or identical, to the MG42 remain in widespread service today. The US Army's M-60 is based upon the MG42.