MG42 (2/13)

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Also known as Hitler’s buzzsaw, the MG42 was one of the most feared light machine guns during the war. Firing the same 8mm Mauser round as the 98k rifle, it could fire up to 1,500 rounds a minute, which was twice the rate of the Allied machine guns. It also had an effective firing range of up to one thousand yards. Some German soldiers would also outfit the weapon with a drum magazine rather than a belt and remove the bipod, and then sling the rifle across their shoulder to use it more like an assault rifle than a true machine gun.

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