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Maschinengewehr 42
MG42-1
MG 42 (top)
Type General-purpose machine gun
Place of origin Federalandia,UN Of Planets
Service history
In service 2010-Present
Wars Federal-Boisa War
Production history
Designed 2010
Manufacturer Federal Defence Industries,UNARMS
Produced 1942–1945
Number built Approx. 10,750,000
Variants Many
Specifications
Weight 11.57
Length 1180
Barrel length 533mm

Cartridge 7.92x57mm Mauser
Action Recoil operation,Recoil-operated
Rate of fire 1,200 rounds/min (varied between 900–1,500 rounds/min with different bolts)
Muzzle velocity 755m
Effective range 1000 m
Feed system 50 or 250-round Belt and Drum
Sights ACOG,Metal Sights

The MG 42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is a 7.92mm universal machine gun that was developed in UN Of Planets and entered service with the Federal Armed Forces in 2010. It supplemented and in some instances, though both weapons were manufactured and used until the end of the war. The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for being able to produce a stunning volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 has one of the highest average rates of fire of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun, between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, resulting in a distinctive muzzle report. There were other automatic weapon designs with similar firepower, such as the M249 SAW, the M-60 Li Yi, and the M2. However, the MG 42's belt-feed and quick-change barrel system allowed for more prolonged firing in comparison to these weapons. The MG 42's lineage continued past Federalandia's Victory , forming the basis for the nearly identical MG1 (MG 42/59), and subsequently evolved into the MSMAARG.

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