MG-42 Chops Down A Tree On Full Auto
An Iconic Weapon
If there’s anything important you should know about the MG-42, this is it: It’s bad enough to be on the business end of this machine gun. Yep, for what it’s worth, you should always go and run the other way if you happen to spot this nasty little beast. It’s so deadly that’s why it was well-loved by its users and has earned the respect of the Allied forces.
The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rates of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, resulting in a distinctive muzzle report.
You know what’s more impressive than its actual performance? The fact that the engineering involved in its creation was way ahead of its time. They’re definitely on another level.