Today we look at the German MG-42, which was the most infamous machine gun introduced in the war, capable of shredding through any target.
1,200 rounds/min (varied between 900–1,500 rounds/min with different bolts)
Practical: 153 rounds/min – Fully-automatic only .
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Occasionally people seem to disregard the bipod on the MG 42 (and also that on the MG 34 which was very similar) since it so “floppy”. Yet, as Philipp – a former MG gunner in the Swiss Army – explains the “floppiness” makes a lot of sense, if the weapon is actually used in its intended way, namely as a military weapon in the offense and defense.