The Maschinengewehr 34 (MG 34) is a German recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun that was first produced and accepted into service in 1934, and first issued to units in 1935.

It accepted the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge and was later supplanted by the MG 42 however, it was still used by various armour divisions in the Wehrmacht throughout the war.


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