MG 17 (7.92 mm)

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Description

The 7.92 mm MG 17 is a German aircraft machine gun. It sees use in-game primarily as the offensive aircraft armament of German planes, though it sees rare usage as a defensive armament as well.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Fighters 
Bf 109 A  Flegel's Bf 109 A
Bf 109 B  Bf 109 B-1
Bf 109 E  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · Bf 109 E-7/U2
Bf 109 F  Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · ▃Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 G  Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-2/trop
Fw 190 A  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U12 · ▅Fw 190 A-5
Fw 190 C  Fw 190 C
He 51  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
He 100  He 100 D-1
He 112  He 112 B-0 · A7He1 · He 112 B-1/U2 (Germany) · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
S-199  S-199
Twin-engine fighters 
Do 17  Do 17 Z-7
Do 217  Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
Ju 88  Ju 88 C-6
Me 410  Me 410 A-1/U2
Strike aircraft 
Bf 110  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2
Hs 129  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-3
Me 410  Me 410 A-1
Bombers 
Ar 196  Ar 196 A-3 · ▄Ar 196 A-5
Fw 189  Fw 189 A-1
He 111  He 111 H-6 (Defensive)
Hs 123  Hs 123 A-1 · ␗Hs 123 A-1
Ju 87  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · ▄Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya · ▄Ju 87 R-2

General info

It was named MG 17 to fool the allies into believing it was a late-war design, thus not being in violation of the Treaty of Versailles that prohibited the development of machine guns by Germany.

Available ammunition

Starter belt for either role:

  • Default: AP-T · Ball · Ball · AP-I · AI

Offensive belts:

  • Universal: AP-T · AP · AI · AP-I
  • Tracers: AP-T
  • Stealth: AI · AP · AP · AP · AI

Defensive belts:

  • Armoured targets: AP · AP · AP · AP-T
  • AP-T: AP-I · AP-T · AP-I · 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
Ball 5 4 2 1 0 0
AP-I 10 9 7 4 0 0
AP-T 10 10 6 2 1 1
AI 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP 13 12 7 3 1 1
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Ball 855 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
AP-I 905 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
AP-T 905 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
AI 855 0.01 0 3 0 47° 56° 65°
AP 865 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

In the game, this machine gun works as all of the other rifle-calibre machine guns allowing for easier learning of ballistics.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High muzzle velocity

Cons:

  • Low damage output
  • Easily jams

History

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Media

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See also

External links


Aircraft machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  M2 Browning · M3 Browning
Germany 
7.62 mm  MG3
7.92 mm  MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81
12.7 mm  FN M3P
13 mm  MG 131
USSR 
7.62 mm  DA · GShG-7.62 · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  A-12.7 · Berezin UB · YaK-B
Britain 
7.62 mm  L8A1
7.7 mm  Browning · Vickers E · Vickers K
Japan 
7.7 mm  Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 'special' · Type 92 · Type 97 navy
7.92 mm  Type 1 · Type 98
12.7 mm  Ho-103 · Ho-104
13 mm  Type 2
13.2 mm  Type 3
China 
12.7 mm  QJK99-12.7-1
Italy 
7.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · Lewis
7.92 mm  FN Browning
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · FN M3M · Scotti
France 
7.5 mm  Darne 1933 · Fabrique Nationale Mle 38 · FN Browning · MAC 1934 · MAC 1934T · Mle 33 · Mle 1923
7.62 mm  PKA
Sweden 
7.7 mm  FN-Browning M.36 No.3
8 mm  Ksp m/22 · Ksp m/22 Fh · Ksp m/22 Fv · Ksp m/22-37 R
12.7 mm  Akan m/39A · Akan m/40 · Akan m/45 · LKk/42
13.2 mm  Akan m/39 · Akan m/39A