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For historical information, Wikipedia has an article on MG 34.
MG 34 (stationary)
Role Machine gun
Operators Germany
No. of positions 1
Position 1 7.92mm machine gun
MG 34 (handheld)
Type Machine gun
Users Germany
Firing mode Automatic
Magazine size 75

The MG 34 is a German machine gun.


The Maschinengewehr 34 was widely regarded as one of the world's first general-purpose machine gun. Its light weight and high rate of fire made it versatile to fit in different roles. The MG 34 was succeeded by MG 42 due to the latter's lower production cost and ease of maintenance, but both guns remained in service and production until the end of the war.

In Battlegroup42 the MG 34 is usually found as a stationary weapon or as a defensive armament on various vehicles. Tripod-mounted version can be spawned by Sdkfz 250 and Sdkfz 251/1 in maps where MG 42 is not yet available. As a portable weapon it is available for the German machine gunner class, replacing the anti-tank class or as a pickup kit on some maps. The machine gun can also be found fielded by the Chinese forces in 3710-Shanghai Nights.