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7.92 mm MG 81


7.92 mm MG 81 Machine Gun

Service Data

In Service: 1938 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Mauser
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinengewehr 81

Calibre: 7.92 mm
Length: 890 mm
Weight: 6.35 kg
Rate of fire: 1,500 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 755 m/s
Effective range: m
7.92 mm MG 34
7.92 mm MG 81
7.92 mm MG 81Z

Other: Armaments


The 7.92 mm MG 81 (Maschinengewehr 81) was a machine gun designed and produced by Mauser Werke AG in 1938. The 7.92 mm MG 81, was basically a modified 7.92 mm MG 34. That was adapted for the Luftwaffe. The 7.92 mm MG 81 was air cooled, belt fed, recoil operated (gas assisted) this weapon is light and easy to manufacture and replaced the 7.92 mm MG 15 and 7.92 mm MG 17.

The 7.92 mm MG 81 (Maschinengewehr 81) machine cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft


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