MAC 31 (7.5 mm)
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|AMC||AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)|
|AMX||AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13 (HOT)|
|Hotchkiss||H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"|
|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|
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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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|7.62 mm||M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4|
|12.7 mm||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 · 6P50 · 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||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|