Light machine gun MG 34, cal. 7,92 mm

One MG was installed in a ball mount in the glacies plate. This one was operated by the radio operator, using the KZF 2 (Kugelblendenzielfernrohr)weapon sight. During administrative movement or railway transport this MG was dismounted from the ball mount and used as anti-aircraft MG (Fliegerabwehr-MG; FlaMG) mounted on the “Fliegerbeschußgerät” at the commander's cupola.

One further MG was installed coaxial to the main gun in the gun mantlet and operated by the gunner.

Technical data

 

calibre:

7,92 mm

ammunition feed:

Metal ammunition belt, 50 rounds (belts could be connected)

Vo:

760-920 m/s

firing rate:

800-900 rounds per minute (R.P.M.)

length of the weapon:

1225 mm (1120mm for Modell 34/41)

Barrel length:

625 mm (560mm for Modell 34/41)

weight:

~12 kg

weapon sight:

V-notch, 200-2000 m

effective range:

on bipod 1200 m, as sMG/FzMG 3000 m, maximal 4570 m

propulsion:

recoil-operated

cartridge:

7,92 x 57

grooves:

4/r

Price:

310,- RM

Ammunition in stock: A and D

5100 rounds in 34 bags (Gurtsäcke)

Ammunition in stock: G

4800 rounds in 32 bags

Ammunition in stock: PzBefWg Panther Ausf. A and D

5100 rounds in 34 bags

Ammunition in stock: PzBefWg Panther Ausf.G

4800 rounds in 32 bags




light machine gun MG 34


Vehicle MG version with a heavy barrel armor jacket (Panzermantel).
The introduction of this tank MG was announced on 3.2.1941 by the OKH. Purpose of the modified jacket was a greater ballistic protection.

FlaMG

MG 34 mounted on ring rail (Fliegerbeschußgerät)

MG34
Mounting of the anti-aircraft-sight

sectional drawing
data sheet


ammunition belt for 50 cartridges

The belted Ammunition was kept in such bags, so called „Gurtsack“.

They could be attached to the MG by using the metal hooks, as to be seen on the upper left at the metal part.

Gurtsack

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Close defence weapon (Nahverteidigungswaffe)

Technical data

calibre:

92 mm

ammunition feed:

Einzellader

The following cartridges could be fired off:

  • Schnellnebelkerzen 39
  • Wurfgranaten
  • Rauchsichtzeichen orange 350
  • Leuchtgeschossen R

 

Sectional drawing


The similar weapon was mounted starting in 1943 in several AFVs used by the Wehrmacht

Link to the Kapitel XVIII. Nahverteidigungswaffe summary from the manual „D 655/2 - Panther Ausf. A, D und G und Befehls-Panther Ausf. A, D und G - Gerätebeschreibung und Bedienungsanweisung zum Turm“

More information about ammunition and pictures can be found behind the link above-mentioned

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MP 40(sub machinegun)


(also known as Schmeißer-Fallschirmjäger-MP)

 

 

Technical data

calibre:

9 mm

ammunition feed:

32-round detachable box magazine

Vo:

380 m/s

length:

88,9 cm (stock extended)
63,5 cm (folded stock)

barrel length:

248 mm

weight:

4,08 kg w/o magazine
(filled magazine: 652 grams)

weapon sight:

Hooded front blade, Stangenvisier bis 100 m; Klappvisier bis 200 m

max. range (unerringly):

ca. 200 m

action:

Straight blowback, open bolt

cartridge:

9x19mm Parabellum

grooves:

6/r

cooling:

air cooling

firing rate:

450-540 rounds per min

selective fire:

fully automatic fire

price:

60,- RM


data sheet

note: 1943 a version with double magazine was produced

The MP 40, development from the MP 38 , is one of the most famous German infantry weapons. Its popularity made it replace all other types of sub machineguns within the Wehrmacht and led to the fact, that it was issued to tank crews as well as regular infantry.

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Walther P 38


Technical data

calibre:

9 mm

ammunition feed:

8-round detachable single-stack magazine

Vo:

317 - 357 m/s

length:

21,59 cm

Barrel length:

125 mm

weight:

964 grams

weapon sight:

Rear notch and front blade post

effective range:

Sights set for 25 m

action:

Short recoil, locked breech

Cartridge:

9x19mm Parabellum

grooves:

6/r

selective fire:

Single shot (double action)

price:

32,- RM


data sheet

The "P 38", which replaced the Pistole 08, has some unusual technical characteristics. Unlike most semi-automatic pistols the hammer must not be prestressed to be fire ready. With the "Double Action" a pull of the trigger, with the hammer down, fired the first shot. So the P 38 could be carried safe even when it was loaded.

 

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Walther PPK

(Polizei-Pistole, Kriminalmodell orauch kurz)


Most of this weaponds were optained private

 

 

Technical data

calibre:

7,65 mm

ammunition feed:

Magazin mit 7 Cartridgen

length:

15,24 cm

weigth:

525 grams

cartridge:

7,65 mm x 17 HR Browning

action:

Straight blowback

selective fire:

Single shot (double action)

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Signal pistol (Leuchtpistole)

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Technical data

Calibre:

26,5 mm

ammunition feed:

Single loader, break action

Stowed ammunition:

24 rounds

Many different variations of signal pistols were existing. I was not originally designed as warfare agent. Its use was to fire flares and signal ammunition. During world war II different types of explosives were developed for the pistol. In this context, we refer to the Nahverteidigungswaffe


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Sectional drawing

The similar weapon was mounted starting in 1943 in several AFVs used by the Wehrmacht

Link to the Kapitel XVIII. Nahverteidigungswaffe summary from the manual „D 655/2 - Panther Ausf. A, D und G und Befehls-Panther Ausf. A, D und G - Gerätebeschreibung und Bedienungsanweisung zum Turm“

More information about ammunition and pictures can be found behind the link above-mentioned

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