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7.92 mm MG 15


7.92 mm MG 15

Service Data

In Service: 1934 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinengewehr

Calibre: 7.92 mm
Length: 1077 m
Weight: 6.9 kg
Rate of fire: 1,000 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 755 m/s
Effective range: m

Other: Armaments


The 7.92 mm MG 15 (Maschinengewehr 15) was a machine gun designed and developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig in the early 1930. As a defensive weapon for combat aircraft. The 7.92 mm MG 15 (Maschinengewehr 15) was developed from MG 30, by the 1940s, the 7.92 mm MG 15 was being replaced by the Mauser 7.92 mm MG 81, 7.92 mm MG 81Z, 13 mm MG 131, 20 mm MG 151/20

The 7.92 mm MG 15 (Maschinengewehr 15) machine cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
Arado Ar 95
Arado Ar 196
Arado Ar 197
Arado Ar 198
Blohm & Voss Bv 141
Blohm & Voss Bv 142
Dornier Do 10
Dornier Do 11
Dornier Do 13
Dornier Do 15
Dornier Do 17 Flying Pencil
Dornier Do 19
Dornier Do 22
Dornier Do 23
Dornier Do 24
Dornier Do 26
Dornier Do 215
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite)
Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe (Kite)
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor (Condor)
Gotha Go 147
Gotha Go 242
Gotha Go 244
Heinkel He 42
Heinkel He 45
Heinkel He 46
Heinkel He 50
Heinkel He 59
Heinkel He 60
Heinkel He 70 Blitz (Lightning)
Heinkel He 114
Heinkel He 118
Heinkel He 119
Henschel Hs 122
Henschel Hs 126
Henschel Hs 124
Junkers Ef 61
Junkers Ju 86
Junkers Ju 87A
Junkers Ju 87B
Junkers Ju 87C
Junkers Ju 87R
Junkers Ju 89
Junkers Ju 90
Junkers Ju 252
Messerschmitt Bf 110C
Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)


7.92 mm MG 15 Ar 96 picture 2

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