MG42

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MG4286
Gun Information
Full name Maschinengewehr 42
Country of origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer Mauser, Großfuß AG, MAGET
Game Information
Faction Griffin & Kryuger
Manufacturer I.O.P.
Voice actor Yokoya Sayaka
Artist Spirtie
Released on CN, TW, KR, EN, JP
Chibi animation
Variant:

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How to obtain[edit]

NORMALHEAVY Timer 5:50:00. See T-Doll Production for details.

DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 3-6 onward.

REWARD Not obtained as a reward

Exclusive Equipment[edit]

There is no exclusive equipment for this T-Doll.

Stats / Data[edit]

Stats
Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
83(x1)165(x1) / 825(x5) 40(x1) / 140(x5) 30(x1) / 90(x5)
Damage
 Damage
32 92
Evasion
 Evasion
4 26
Accuracy
 Accuracy
3 23
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
90 132
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
4
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
10
Clip Size
 Clip Size
10
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png
Affects shotguns
Increases damage by 22%

Weapon Background[edit]

The MG42 (shortened from German Maschinengewehr 42, or "Machine rifle 42") was a general purpose machine gun that was developed for and entered service with the German Wehrmacht in 1942, during World War II. The 7.92mm rifle caliber weapon was developed from, and was intended to supplant the MG 34 machine gun, though both would continue to be used and manufactured until the end of that war.

The MG42 has the highest average rate of fire of any single-barreled light machine gun, resulting in a distinct muzzle report. It has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operator use. The MG42's lineage continued past Germany's defeat, forming the basis for the nearly identical MG1, and subsequently improved into the still very similar MG2, which was in turn followed by the MG3. It also spawned the Swiss MG 710, MG 42/59. It and the MG3 were in service with many armies during the Cold War and remain so into the 21st century.

Design

MG42 is designed to reflect that she is both lighter and sleeker than her older sister, while still sticking strongly to her sibling's sense of aesthetics. She wears a more urbane, showy version of MG34's outfit, with prominent leggings, a pleated skirt, and a necktie, with a similar officer's cap to the one MG34 wears. She wears multiple belts of ammunition, and her outfit shows more skin than MG34 does. Her brighter color scheme helps further the image that she's a newer gun. Fittingly, she keeps her hair tied back in a pair of long tresses that further add to the image of her being lighter and newer.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Nicknamed "Hitler's buzzsaw", "Hitler's zipper", "linoleum ripper", "Hitlersäge ("Hitler's saw")", "Bonesaw" and "Calico-tearer" due the distinctive sound that produced from its rate of fire.
  • Unlike her older sister, MG42 cannot be mounted as coaxial MG on tank hull mount because the square-shaped heat shield will obstruct the small hatch at the right of MG42 to replace a barrel. While so, MG42 was popularly used in sandbag emplacement, captured building, and mostly bunker.
    • The effectiveness of MG42 on stationary fortification was proved by Heinrich Severloh, who managed to defend the bunker from approaching U.S Soldiers during Normandy Invasion with MG42 before being ambushed at his bunker. He's so called as 'The Beast of Omaha Beach' due his killmark of 2000 U.S Soldiers, although his claim is doubted by both US and German historians.[1]
  • Although known as machine gun with fastest rate of fire in that era and became a propaganda until the end of the war, controlling MG42 could be a problem due its fire rate. Even the trained operator has difficulties to do a single shot where MG42 doesn't feature a firing selection mechanism, and combined with harsh recoil which affect the accuracy itself.
    • In addition, the rate of fire it produced will eat up ammo so quickly, which considered as a waste of ammunition.[2]
  • The US Machine Gun, T24 was a duplication of MG42 with only slight change of US-Standard Rear Sight, and ability to feed with Springfield cartridge(.30-06).[3]
  • Younger sister of MG MG34.

References[edit]

  1. Wikipedia entry on Heinrich Severloh
  2. MG42 fire rate disadvantage in quora
  3. US Copy of MG42