1942 to 1945
Rate of fire:
1,500 rounds per minute
7.92 mm MG 81
7.92 mm MG 81Z
The 7.92 mm MG 81Z (Maschinengewehr 81 zwilling) was a machine
gun designed and produced by Mauser
in 1938. The 7.92 mm MG 81Z, was basically a
mm MG 34
. That was adapted for the Luftwaffe. In 1942,
a twin Mount was designed for the 7.92
mm MG 81
, which allowed two weapons to be mounted on a
single Mount this was known as 7.92 mm MG 81Z, that 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 81Z (Maschinengewehr 81 zwilling) machine cannon
was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
Flying Guns World War II.
German Aircraft Guns WW I WW II.
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