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7.92mm MG34
History

Derived from the Solothern Maschinengewehr Modell 30, it became the main machine gun for the German army. It could be fitted with a bipod for infantry use, an Anti Aircraft mount, or a heavy tripod to turn the gun into a heavy machine gun.

Manufactured1936 - 1943
Calibre7.92mm
LengthL/79
Rate of Fire800rpm
 
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
S.m.K 7.92mm 0.012Kg 785M/Sec 8mm@100m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17 0.39 1.16
Penetration(mm@0°) 12 10 7
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 96

S.m.K.H tungsten cored 7.92mm 0.013Kg 910M/Sec 13mm@100m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.32 1.01
Penetration(mm@0°) 17 14 8
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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