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    Good article, but I was disappointed it didn't mention the rate of fire (1200 rounds per minute), which was one of the most frightening part of the MG42 to Allied troops. It was like the German's version of our current gatlin guns.

    Also, it says the range of the MG 42 is 1100 yards, but other sources say over 5000 yards. I tend to believe it was over 5000 yards.



    From Wikipedia:

    Maximum firing range‎: ‎4,700 m (5,140 yd)
    Barrel length‎: ‎533 mm (21.0 in)

    Rate of fire‎: ‎1,200 rounds/min
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Good article, but I was disappointed it didn't mention the rate of fire (1200 rounds per minute), which was one of the most frightening part of the MG42 to Allied troops. It was like the German's version of our current gatlin guns.

    Also, it says the range of the MG 42 is 1100 yards, but other sources say over 5000 yards. I tend to believe it was over 5000 yards.



    From Wikipedia:

    Maximum firing range‎: ‎4,700 m (5,140 yd)
    Barrel length‎: ‎533 mm (21.0 in)

    Rate of fire‎: ‎1,200 rounds/min


    "Maximum firing range" is about how far does a bullet travel and still have enough energy to kill or seriously injure.
    This is a function of the round (in this case the powerful 7.92 mm full power round comparable to our 30-06)

    That may be 4700m on the MG42..as Wiki states.... ( I havent double checked). but this number is of little practical value.

    "Effective range" however refers to a realistic ability to engage an enemy. which is 1200m with the MG42 and this is the value that informs your employment decisions of the weapons system.
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