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By Chris McNab,Ramiro Bujeiro,Alan Gilliland

With the MG 34, the German Wehrmacht brought a completely new proposal in computerized firepower – the general-purpose desktop gun (GPMG). In itself the MG 34 was once an outstanding weapon: an air-cooled, recoil-operated computer gun that may bring killing firepower at levels of greater than 1,000m. but just by altering its mount and feed mechanism, the operator may appreciably remodel its functionality. On its typical bipod it was once a gentle desktop gun, perfect for infantry attacks; on a tripod it could actually function a sustained-fire medium computer gun. in the course of international conflict II, the MG 34 used to be outdated by way of a brand new GPMG – the MG forty two. extra effective to fabricate and extra powerful, it had a blistering 1,200rpm expense of fireside. Nicknamed 'Hitler's buzzsaw' by means of Allied troops, it was once arguably the best all-round GPMG ever produced, and along the MG 34 it inflicted heavy casualties. that includes in particular commissioned full-colour art and drawing upon a number of technical manuals and first-hand bills, this learn explores the technological improvement, different roles and lasting effect of the progressive MG 34 and MG forty two desktop weapons and their postwar successors.

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