Rifles and Machineguns of WW2

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  1. CharlesBronson

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    A nice video of the legendary Browning cal .50
     

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    The flashes you can see in the impact zone, are caused by the use of incendiary ammo.
     
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    I like it Brunner, just one suggestion perhaps your handle in small writing above the starboard wing. what do you think?
     

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    Hmmmm.....back on topic boys


    MG-42 speaking loud.
     

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    Sturmgewerh STG 44 in action ¡¡
     

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    Not bad.
    Is that first one the MG42 or the more modern MG3? Basically the same machine gun, but the MG3 is calibred to 7.62mm NATO standard, and the wooden stock has been replaced with a black plastic one. I was trying to tell by the ammo belt, but I couldn't really.
     
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    Its a MG-42, the MG-3 has a heavier bolt ans it shoot at an very slower rate.
     
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    Slower? The rate of fire is about the same between the two. Maximum rate of fire is approximately 1200rpm, but I'll take your word for it. :lol:

    I was just curious, is all. Thanks. ;)
     
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    Hey I think Nonskimmer is right it was preety much the same.
     
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    Hi,

    You are right: the main difference between the MG42 and the new MG3 is the rate of fire. The WWII gun was capable to fire at 1.200 rpm rate.

    Douglas.
     
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    And here is a nice picture of the old and nice MG42 during the lunch break! 8)

    Wishes,

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    No, the rate of fire is approximately the same between the two. The only significant difference is a slight reduction in calibre for the MG3. The earlier MG34 had a slower max rate of fire of around 750-800 rpm.
     
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    A machine gun linked more with WW1 that was used considrably in WW2 was the Old US designed Lewis gun speaking to some body who actually used one in anger he said that apart from a few stoppage problems he found it a pretty good weapon as it only weighed 12 kg it could be fired from the hip. On D-day as a group of LCA's approached the beach a Spandau open fire on the eight landing craft, immediatley all eight boats emptied their pans of ammo at the pill box slit. With a quite reasonably 600 round per minute rate of fire and 97 round magazines fitted nearly 800 bullets peppered the slit in just over 6 seconds The MG42 ceased firing.
     

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    yes it truely is one of the great weapons, along witha personal favourite of mine, the bren gun, smaller magazine but much lighter and a truely great weapon..........
     
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