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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
''The mg 42 is one of the main german rifle caliber machineguns in warthunder alongside the [[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]''
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The MG 42 is one of the main German rifle-calibre machine guns utilised in War Thunder alongside the [[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pzkpfw_38t_Aufklarungspanzer|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_2|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_4|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_panzerwerfer_42|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_jgdpz_IV_L48|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pz_IV_L70|short}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_pz_IV_L70_A|short}}
  
* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_2}}
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== General info ==
* {{Specs-Link|germ_sdkfz_234_4}}
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* {{Specs-Link|germ_panzerwerfer_42}}
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The MG 42 is a jack-of-all-trades of machine guns with no real weaknesses limiting its use for the larger part.
* {{Specs-Link|germ_jgdpz_IV_L48}}
 
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pz_IV_L70}}
 
* {{Specs-Link|germ_pz_IV_L70_A}}
 
  
== General info ==
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=== Available ammunition ===
''The Mg 42 is a jack of all trades of machineguns with no real weaknesses limiting its use for larger part.''
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=== Available shells ===
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! colspan="7" | Penetration statistics
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 90° (mm)'''
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
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| AP-I || 10 || 9 || 7 || 4 || 0 || 0
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| AP-T || 13 || 12 || 7 || 4 || 1 || 1
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! rowspan="2" | Normalisation at 30°<br>from horizontal
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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| AP-I || 880 || 0.0102 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +2.0° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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| AP-T || 905 || 0.01 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +2.0° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
[[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]
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* [[MG 34 (7.92 mm)]]
[[M1919A4 (7.62 mm)]]
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* [[M1919A4 (7.62 mm)]]
 
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* [[DT (7.62 mm)]]
[[DT (7.62 mm)]]
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* [[MAC 31 (7.5 mm)]]
 
 
[[MAC 31 (7.5 mm)]]
 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== 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.''
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The MG 42 has a very high rate of fire meaning that the often drum belt is emptied very quickly. Small bursts should be used against lighter armoured vehicles that can be penetrated single shots should be used until the damage is being inflicted to conserve ammunition.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* High rate of fire
* high rate of fire
 
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* Low ammunition capacity
* low ammo capasity
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* Low penetration against anything but light armour
* low penetration
 
 
 
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== History ==
 
== 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.''
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The MG 42 was significantly less expensive on the German industry at the time of production due to the parts 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.  
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One uniqueness of this gun is the barrel changing mechanism. Unlike most machine gun barrels, when replacing the barrel, it was necessary to remove the barrel from the side of the heat shield, requiring more space necessary to work around the machine gun unlike most other barrels of the time. Due to this issue, MG 34 machine guns continued to be produced and were also installed in production Tiger and Panther tanks as series hull machine guns.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''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;''
 
* ''reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;''
 
* ''references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.''
 
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the weapon;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  

Latest revision as of 16:52, 17 September 2019

MG 42 (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-calibre machine guns utilised in War Thunder alongside the MG 34 (7.92 mm)

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The MG 42 is a jack-of-all-trades of machine guns with no real weaknesses limiting its use for the larger part.

Available ammunition

  • Default: AP-I · AP-I · AP-T
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 90° (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
AP-I 10 9 7 4 0 0
AP-T 13 12 7 4 1 1
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%
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°

Comparison with analogues

Usage in battles

The MG 42 has a very high rate of fire meaning that the often drum belt is emptied very quickly. Small bursts should be used against lighter armoured vehicles that can be penetrated single shots should be used until the damage is being inflicted to conserve ammunition.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High rate of fire

Cons:

  • Low ammunition capacity
  • Low penetration against anything but light armour

History

The MG 42 was significantly less expensive on the German industry at the time of production due to the parts being made out of stamped metal and employing a new roller locked action.

One uniqueness of this gun is the barrel changing mechanism. Unlike most machine gun barrels, when replacing the barrel, it was necessary to remove the barrel from the side of the heat shield, requiring more space necessary to work around the machine gun unlike most other barrels of the time. Due to this issue, MG 34 machine guns continued to be produced and were also installed in production Tiger and Panther tanks as series hull machine guns.

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 the weapon;
  • other literature.


Tank machine guns
USA  7.62 mm: M1919A4 · M37 · M60D · M73 · M240
  12.7 mm: M2HB · M85 · M8C
Germany  7.62 mm: MG 3A1 · FN MAG 60-40
  7.92 mm: MG 13 Dreyse · MG 34 · MG 42 · MG 37(t)
USSR  7.62 mm: DT · Maxim · SGMT · PKT · RP-46
  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)
Italy  7.62 mm Beretta MG 42/59
  8 mm: Breda Mod. 38
France  7.5 mm: MAC 31 · AAT-52
  7.62 mm: AAN-F1