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Germany's Machine Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
7.92 mm MG133, MG343, MG423 Patr SmK3 0.0115 kg3 785 m/s3 303 83 33        
MG13K 7.92 mm  0.0128 kg770 m/s       
MG341,2 7.92 mm S.m.K.1,2 0.03 lb
0.0115 kg1,2
2,575'/s
785 m/s1,2
301,2 81,2 31,2     
S.m.K.H.1,2    301,2 131,2 81,2     
MG42 7.92 mm           
7.92 mm MP443 Patr SmK Kurz3   650 m/s3              
1.5cm MG151/15           

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  5. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
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