MG42

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MG4286
Information
Full name Maschinengewehr 42
Country of Origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer Mauser,

Großfuß AG, MAGET

Artist spirtie
Voice actor Sayaka Yokoya


MG42 is an obtainable Tactical Doll in the game.

Weapon Background

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.

Character Info

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.

Personality

MG42 is the younger sister of MG MG34. While she's energetic and gung-ho, she has an enormous amount of respect and reverence for her older sister, and she constantly seeks to prove herself the equal of her famous older sibling. She is proud of her blistering fire rate, and significantly less proud of her voracious appetite for ammunition.

In-Game

In many ways, MG42 is a natural improvement of MG34, being a bit better than her sister in almost every stat of note. She also boasts one of the highest damage-per-second rates of any machine gun. Unfortunately, she's also hindered with the fastest fire rate in the game, which means she burns her ammo off extremely quickly and then must spend a long time reloading. She is extremely good at brutalizing single targets but has much more problems with large groups, meaning that her sister is, ironically, a more efficient option despite MG42's better stats in some regards.

Game Data

Stats
Chibi image
Health
 Health
83(x1)165(x1) / 825(x5)
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
40(x1) / 140(x5) 30(x1) / 90(x5)
  Acquisition
NORMALHEAVYDROP
5:50:00
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%



Quotes

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Acquisition 是指挥官吗,说起来……您喜欢木锯的声音嘛? 初めまして、指揮官様、布を切り裂くような音を聞いてみませんか。Play Nice to meet you commander. Would you like to hear cloth ripping sound?
Introduction MG34的改良型产品,MG42通用机枪,原本是计划用来取代姐姐的,不过还是一起服役到战争结束了。身为那个时代射速最高的机枪,只要有足够的子弹,就能在撕裂布匹一样的枪声中,轻松地压制敌人啦。
Secretary 指挥官,不好好瞄准可不行哦。 指揮官様、間違って射っちゃったら大変なんだから。Play Commander, if you misfire that would be bad
因为34姐一直在教我,您就放心交给我吧。 お姉しゃまをいつも見てましゅから、銃の扱いは任せてくだしゃい!Play
指挥官,有什么作战计划吗? 指揮官様、これは何の作戦でしゅか?Play Commander, what kind of mission is this?
Secretary (post OATH)
指挥官,要不要唱点歌给你听呢?这个待遇,只有34姐和您才有资格享用哦。
OATH
嗯?您是说……我吗?……哈哈,指挥官,来抱一个!顺便把34姐叫来,三个人一起庆祝吧!好吗好吗?
え?あたし…でしか、指揮官?じゃあ…抱っこしてあげましゅよ、次いでにMG34お姉しゃまも呼んできて、三人でお祝いしましょう。いいでしょう、いいでしょう?
Play
Eh? You... choose me, commander? Then... I'll give you a hug. Next call MG34 sis and the three of us can celebrate it together. It's okay isn't it?
Greeting ふぁ~~っんん...指揮官様、おはようございましゅう。Play Hoaaammm... Good morning commander
T-Doll Produced 指揮官様、製造が終わったでしゅよう。Play Commander, production is complete you know.
Joining an echelon 大丈夫、絶対活躍しましゅから、見ててくだしゃいね。Play
Enhancement おお~これで装備がばっちりでしゅね。Play
Dummy-linking 拡大でしゅか、MG34お姉しゃまに早く追いつきたいな~Play
Logistics (start) 行ってきましゅ~でも、心はMG34お姉しゃまと一緒~Play
Logistics (end) ただいま~MG34お姉しゃまは迎えに来てましゅか?Play
Autobattle MG34お姉しゃま、偶にはチャンスを譲ってくだしゃい!Play

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Starting a combat mission Play
Starting a battle Play
Skill activation Play
Play
Play
Heavily damaged Play
Retreat Play
MVP Play
Restoration Play

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Halloween 哇~万圣节啦~指挥官,不给糖就捣蛋哦~ わーい!ハロウインだ!指揮官、トリックオアトリートでしゅう?Play
Christmas Play
New Year's Day

Play

Valentine's day

Play


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 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 3000 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 MG34.

References

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


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