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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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''The mg 42 is one of the main german rifle caliber machineguns in warthunder alongside the [[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]''
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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''The Mg 42 is a jack of all trades of machineguns with no real weaknesses limiting its use for larger part.''
  
 
=== Available shells ===
 
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=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
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[[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]
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[[M1919A4 (7.62 mm)]]
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[[DT (7.62 mm)]]
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[[MAC 31 (7.5 mm)]]
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.''
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''The Mg 42 has a very high rate of fire meaning that the often drum belt is emptied very fast meaning that against vehicles that can be penetrated single shots should be used until damage is being inflicted.''  
  
 
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* low ammo capasity
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* low penetration
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== History ==
 
== History ==
''Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.''
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''The mg 42 was significantly less expensive on the german industry of the time being made out of stamped metal and employing a new roller locked action.''
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of note should be the barrel changing mechanism requiring the barrel to leave the heatshield from the side requiring more space meaning that the mg 34 was still in production for the tiger and panther series hull machineguns.  
  
 
== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
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== External links ==
 
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Revision as of 21:34, 4 August 2019

MG42 (7.92 mm)
Maschinengewehr 42
Weapon MG 42 (7.92 mm).png
General characteristics
7.92 mmCalibre
150 roundsBelt capacity
1,200 shots/minRate of fire
880 - 905 m/sMuzzle velocity
13 mm Maximum penetration

Description

The mg 42 is one of the main german rifle caliber machineguns in warthunder alongside the MG 34 (7.92 mm)

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The Mg 42 is a jack of all trades of machineguns with no real weaknesses limiting its use for larger part.

Available shells

Describe the shells that are available for the cannon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).

Comparison with analogues

MG 34 (7.92 mm)

M1919A4 (7.62 mm)

DT (7.62 mm)

MAC 31 (7.5 mm)

Usage in battles

The Mg 42 has a very high rate of fire meaning that the often drum belt is emptied very fast meaning that against vehicles that can be penetrated single shots should be used until damage is being inflicted.

Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.

Pros:

  • high rate of fire

Cons:

  • low ammo capasity
  • low penetration

History

The mg 42 was significantly less expensive on the german industry of the time being made out of stamped metal and employing a new roller locked action.

of note should be the barrel changing mechanism requiring the barrel to leave the heatshield from the side requiring more space meaning that the mg 34 was still in production for the tiger and panther series hull machineguns.

Media

An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on weapon;
  • other literature.


Tank machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4
12.7 mm  M2HB · M80 · M85
Germany 
7.62 mm  MG3A1
7.92 mm  MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42
USSR 
7.62 mm  DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT
12.7 mm  DK · DShK · NSVT
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.62 mm  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  Breda Mod. 38
France 
7.5 mm  AAT-52 · MAC 31
7.62 mm  AAN-F1