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German Infantry Weapons of World War II

The German Infantry

World War Stories - The German army was known to be the top military in World War 2, they have superb arsenal of weapons and they have good tactics in any battles.  They had the superiority in weapons on the early years of war and I believe if Hitler is not stubborn enough in following the advises of his military generals Germany could have ruled the world.  World War 2 is far different from World War 1, the German military in World War 1 was not that well-equipped with superior weapons luckily their enemies had that same notion too.
Now talking about Infantry Weapons here are some of the powerful German Weapons that American forces suffered thousands of casualties.

Walther PP

If you are a James Bond fanatic, then this is his favorite hand gun. This is the standard sidearm of German Officers, State Personalities, and special forces during World War 2.
The weapon uses a 7.65 mm projectile, commonly, and operates via gas pressure causing blow-back and re-chambering. It is semi-automatic, and has a comparable pistol range (roughly 100 m effective at best).

Karabiner 98k

 World War 2 - It was used primarily by forces of the German Army, though some limited naval use as well. This weapon is accurate and best in every German offensive. Though many claims that this weapon is inferior compared to the American's M1.  But if you try to compare this weapon in precision and weight I go for this one.


Submachine Guns

This is one of the most awesome and handy weapons of the German Infantry.   More importantly though, they fire pistol ammunition, and are automatic. High Volumes of fire from these and german machine guns allowed for maneuverability for infantry elements during the war.



Assault Machine Gun

The MG34 was the standard Light (or 'Assault') machine gun. The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG34, was a German machine gun that was first produced and accepted for service by the Wehrmacht in 1934, reaching ground units by 1935. It was an air-cooled belt feed machine gun firing 7.92 mm Mauser cartridge at a rate of 850 rounds per minute with a unique interchangeable barrel assembly..
Caliber: 7.92x57mm Mauser (also known as 7.9mm Mauser or 8mm Mauser)
Weigth: 10.5 kg on bipod, empty
Length: 1219 mm
Length of barrel: 627 mm
Feeding: belt, 50 or 250 rounds; double drum magazines, 75 rounds.
Rate of fire: 900 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 755 m/s (may vary depending on type of ammunition used)


Hitler's Bonesaw

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, and is most notable for being able to produce a stunning volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 has one of the highest average rates of fire of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun, between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, resulting in a distinctive muzzle report. There were other automatic weapon designs with similar firepower, such as the French Darne, the Hungarian-Gebauer single-barreled tank MGs, the Russian 7.62mm ShKAS aircraft gun and the British Vickers K machine gun. However, the MG 42's belt-feed and quick-change barrel system allowed for more prolonged firing in comparison to these weapons.In terms of Doctrine, the weapon was used primarily as a Light Machine Gun, though it broached the upper end towards a medium machine gun. This meant usually the weapon could be operated by one person, and carried by infantry, however sometimes an assistant was given to help carry ammunition, or it might be mounted on a vehicle of some sort.

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