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For historical information, Wikipedia has an article on MG 42.
MG 42 (stationary)
Role Machine gun
Operators Germany
No. of positions 1
Position 1 7.92mm machine gun
MG 42 (handheld)
Type Machine gun
Users Germany
Firing mode Automatic
Magazine size 75

The MG 42 is a German machine gun.


The Maschinengewehr 42 was the successor of the MG 34, though both weapons remained in production and saw service until the end of the war. It was well known for its low cost of production, durability, reliability, and moreover the extremely high rate of fire. The MG 42's lineage continued after the war, producing derivatives as well as influencing many other machine gun designs many years later.

In Battlegroup42 the MG 42 is usually found as a stationary weapon or as a defensive armament on various vehicles. Furthermore a tripod-mounted version can be spawned by Sdkfz 251/1 in scenarios set in the later stages of the war. It is also available as a portable firearm from pickup kits in some maps.