MG15 Medium Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 7.92x57mm
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Nazi Germany
  • Capacity: 25 round drum magazine

The MG 15 was developed from the MG 30 which was designed by Rheinmetall. Though it shares the MG 15 designation with the earlier gun built by Bergmann, the MG 15nA has nothing in common with the World War II gun except the model number. The World War I gun used a tipping lock system while the WWII aircraft gun uses a rotating bolt/lockring. The World War II MG 15 was used in nearly all Luftwaffe aircraft with a flexible-mount defensive position. It was a modular design with various attachments.

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