German Soldier with MG 34 Machine Gun at Nettuno in Italy (1943-1944) — VikingLifeBlog

The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, is a German recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun, first tested in 1929, introduced in 1934, and issued to units in 1936. It introduced an entirely new concept in automatic firepower – the Einheitsmaschinengewehr (Universal machine gun) – and is generally considered the world’s first general-purpose machine gun (GPMG). The versatile […]

via German Soldier with MG 34 Machine Gun at Nettuno in Italy (1943-1944) — VikingLifeBlog

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