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MG 42 Machinegun
MG.42 Machinegun
Manufactured: 1942
Industry: Mauser Werke AG Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Region of Origin: Nazi Germany
Users:
Range: 200–2,000 m (219–2,187 yd)
Rate of Fire: 1,200 rounds/min (varied between 900–1,500 rounds/min with different bolts)
Action: Recoil-operated, roller-locked
Years Active: 1941-2017

The MG 42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is a 7.9mm universal machine gun that was developed in Nazi Germany and entered service with the Wehrmacht in 1942. It supplemented, and, in some instances, replaced the MG 34 general-purpose machine gun in all branches of the German Armed Forces, though both weapons were manufactured and used until the end of World War II.

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, and is most notable for being able to produce a stunning volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 has one of the highest average rates of fire of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun, between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, resulting in a distinctive muzzle report. There were other automatic weapon designs with similar firepower, such as the French Darne, the Hungarian-Gebauer single-barreled tank MGs, the Russian 7.62mm ShKAS aircraft gun and the British Vickers K machine gun. However, the MG 42's belt-feed and quick-change barrel system allowed for more prolonged firing in comparison to these weapons.

The MG 42's lineage continued past Nazi Germany's defeat, forming the basis for the nearly identical MG1 (MG 42/59), and subsequently evolved into the MG1A3, which was in turn followed by the MG 3. It also spawned the Swiss MG 51, SIG MG 710-3, Austrian MG 74, and the Spanish 5.56mm Ameli light machine gun, and lent many design elements to the American M60 and Belgian MAG. The MG 42 was adopted by a number of armed organizations after the war, and was copied or license-built as well.

However after 59 years of hiding the MG.42 was released once again In Germany In 2004, for the past 67 years
MG.42 In the 2011

German Soldier fires MG.42 during Operation Kittredge In 2011...

the MG.42 never once was placed on United States Soil, but all that changed when the events of the United Nazi War came about on the 12th of November. T

he MG.42 was known to cause most of the problems to both the Fan Militia and National guard forces who were attempting to help break the Nazi Occupation. The MG.42 was sent to the United States on November 12th, to replace the MG.34, the machine gun that was in the country first before The Blitz on November 9th, 2011. When the MG.42 arrived in the country German legions began to use the 42, more than the 34, but both were known to still be useful in the Nazi Blitzkrieg of the United States in order to find Brenda Kylie.

TriviaEdit

  • In The United Nazi War, The MG.42 Arrived late in the United States. It arrived about 4 days after the Nazi Blitzkrieg on November 12th...
  • In Axis 7, The MG.42, replaced all American made machine guns from the 50's and up, The M.60, was known to be the only American Machine gun, to be permitted in the Nazi Military during the Occupation...
  • The MG.42 was known as Nazi Germany's most fastest Machine Gun in the Years of the Second World War...

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