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7.92 mm MG 17


7.92 mm MG 17

Service Data

In Service: 1934 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinengewehr

Calibre: 7.92 mm
Length: 1198 mm
Weight: 12.3 kg
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 815 m/s
Effective range: m

Other: Armaments


The 7.92 mm MG 17 (Maschinengewehr 17) was a machine gun designed and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1934. This weapon was widely used on many types of Luftwaffe planes, including Fighters, Fighter-Bombers, Night Fighters, Ground Attack. The 7.92 mm MG 17 was also modified for infantry use.

The 7.92 mm MG 17 (Maschinengewehr 17) machine gun was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft


7.92 mm MG 17 Fw 190A picture 2
7.92 mm MG 17  Ju 88B picture 3

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