MG 17 (7.92 mm)

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MG 17 (7.92 mm)
General characteristics
7.92 mmCalibre
1,150 shots/minRate of fire
855 - 905 m/sMuzzle velocity
13 mm Maximum penetration

Description

Named MG 17 to fool the allies to believing it was a late-war design thus not being in violation of the Treaty of Versailles that prohibited the development of machine guns. This Machine Gun is used for WW2 German Fighters From Rank 1 to Rank 4. This machine gun has a high rate of fire which can help deal with fighters, but its firepower is insufficient against bombers.

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/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 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
Twin-engine fighters 
Bf 110  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2
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 · Me 410 A-1/U2
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-3
Bombers 
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

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · Ball · Ball · AP-I · AI
  • Universal: AP-T · AP · AI · AP-I
  • Tracers: AP-T
  • Stealth: AI · AP · AP · AP · AI
  • Default (turret): AP-T · Ball · Ball · AP-I · AI
  • Armored targets (turret): AP · AP · AP · AP-T
  • AP-T (turret): 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
AI 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP 13 12 7 2 1 1
AP-I 10 9 7 4 1 1
AP-T 13 12 7 2 1 1
Ball 5 4 2 1 0 0
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AI 870 0.0109 N/A 3.0 N/A +2.0° 47° 60° 65°
AP 855 0.0115 N/A N/A N/A +2.0° 47° 60° 65°
AP-I 880 0.0102 N/A N/A N/A +2.0° 47° 60° 65°
AP-T 905 0.01 N/A N/A N/A +2.0° 47° 60° 65°
Ball 855 0.01 N/A N/A N/A +2.0° 47° 60° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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
  • Common round with other machine guns

Cons:

History

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See also

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Aircraft machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  Browning M2 · Browning M3
Germany 
7.62 mm  MG 3
7.92 mm  MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81
12.7 mm  FN M3P
13.0 mm  MG 131
USSR 
7.62 mm  DA · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  Berezin UB · A-12.7 · YaK-B
Britain 
7.7 mm  Lewis · Vickers E · Vickers K · Browning .303
Japan 
Army 
7.7 mm  Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 special
7.92 mm  Type 98
12.7 mm  Ho-103 · Ho-104
Navy 
7.7 mm  Type 92 · Type 97
13.0 mm  Type 2
13.2 mm  Type 3
Italy 
7.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT (7.7 mm)
7.92 mm  FN Browning
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm) · Scotti M1933
France 
7.5 mm  Mle 33 · Darne 1933 · Mle 1923 · FN Browning Mle 38 · MAC 1934
7.62 mm  PKA
Sweden 
8 mm  Ksp m/22
12.7 mm  LKk/42