Monday, October 20, 2008

MG-42: Exposed

This is an elaborate disassembly of one of the world's most prominent and reliable general purpose machine gun system ever made, the Machine-Gewehr 42 (or widely known as the MG-42). It provides an effective machine gun solution during World War 2. It is lightweight, portable, easy mounting and has a high rate of fire. Some of its advantages is the barrel can be easily removed and replaced in events of overheating. Overheating became very common with the weapon due to its rate of fire: it is said to be 1200 rounds per minute. This explains how the outnumbered Germans managed to outgun the Allies during the Normandy beach landings.

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