MAC 31 (7.5 mm)

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The MAC 31 (7.5 mm) on the SAu 40.

Description

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
Light tanks 
AMC  AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)
AMD  AMD.35
AMX  AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 (HOT)
Bat-Chat  Char 25t
FCM  FCM.36
Hotchkiss  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"
Panhard  E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)
Renault  R.35 (SA38)
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 · SAu 40

General info

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Available ammunition

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: AP · AP · T
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
AP 10 9 7 4 0 0
T 5 4 3 3 3 3
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AP 853 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
T 835 0.01 0 3 N/A 47° 56° 65°

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

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Pros and cons

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History

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.

Media

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See also

  • MAC 1934 and MAC 1934T - Aircraft-mounted variants of the MAC 31 with more belt choices and a much higher rate of fire.

External links

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Tank machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4
12.7 mm  M2HB · M80 · M85
Germany 
7.62 mm  C6 · MG3A1
7.92 mm  MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42
USSR 
7.62 mm  DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT
12.7 mm  DK · DShK · 6P50 · NSVT
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.62 mm  Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1
7.7 mm  Vickers
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  L21A1
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 91
7.62 mm  Type 74
7.7 mm  Type 97
12.7 mm  Type 60 (B)
China 
7.62 mm  Type 86
12.7 mm  QJC88A
Italy 
7.62 mm  Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40
8 mm  34/40M · Breda Mod. 38
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31
France 
7.5 mm  AAT-52 · MAC 31
7.62 mm  A-A-F1N
Sweden 
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