MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
The MAC 31 is an interwar 7.5 mm French machine gun that is the secondary weapon for all domestic French tanks up to tier IV. It features a 150-round magazine and a relatively low rate of fire.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|AMC||AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)|
|AMX||AMX-13 · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 (HOT)|
|Hotchkiss||H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"|
|Panhard||E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)|
|Medium tanks||AMX-50 · AMX M4 · D2 · Lorraine 40t · M4A1 (FL10) · S.35|
|Heavy tanks||AMX-50 Surblindé · ARL-44 (ACL-1) · B1 bis · B1 ter · Somua SM|
|Tank destroyers||AMR.35 ZT3 · ARL-44 · ELC bis · SAu 40|
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
As the MAC 31 is only ever used as a secondary weapon, there is only a single, default belt available, made up of armour-piercing (AP) and tracer (T) bullets.
- Default: · ·
|Ammunition||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Comparison with analogues
- AAT-52 - A post-war machine gun that fires the same ammunition as the MAC 31, but has a higher rate of fire
Usage in battles
Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.
Pros and cons
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The MAC mle 1931 machine gun was a gas operated weapon chambered in 7.5 mm MAS. A distinct feature on the gun was the strange pistol grip and the side mounted 150 round drum. It could even be used as a SAW (squad automatic weapon) fitted with a 35 round box magazine and fitted to a tripod. It fires 450 rounds per minute which quickly overheats the barrel. It was even in French army protocol to dip the gun's barrel into a barrel of water to cool it down in case of emergency. It was used mainly as a tank MG and as a twin-mounted fortification weapon in the Maginot line. Its service started from World War 2 and ran all the way to the Chadian Civil War in 1965 where it fell out of use when the war ended in 1979.
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- MAC 1934 and MAC 1934T - Aircraft-mounted variants of the MAC 31 with more belt choices and a much higher rate of fire.
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|7.62 mm||M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4|
|12.7 mm||FN M3P · M2HB · M80 · M85|
|7.62 mm||C6 · MG3A1|
|7.92 mm||MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42|
|7.62 mm||DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT|
|12.7 mm||DK · DShK · 6P49 · NSVT|
|7.62 mm||Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1|
|6.5 mm||Type 91|
|7.62 mm||Type 74|
|7.7 mm||Type 97|
|12.7 mm||Type 60 (B)|
|7.62 mm||Type 86|
|7.62 mm||Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40|
|8 mm||34/40M · Breda Mod. 38|
|13.2 mm||Breda Model 31|
|7.5 mm||AAT-52 · MAC 31|
|6.5 mm||ksp m/14-29|
|7.62 mm||ksp 39 C · ksp 58 · ksp 94|
|8 mm||ksp m/36 · ksp m/39B|
|12.7 mm||ksp 88|