ZB-30 Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 7.92x57mm
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Capacity: 20-round magazine

The Wehrmacht adopted the ZB-30 after the occupation of Czechoslovakia, renaming it the MG30(t); it was used in the same role as the MG34, as a light machine gun. In the opening phases of World War II, the ZB-30 in 7.92 mm Mauser caliber was used in large numbers by elements of the German Waffen SS, who did not initially have full access to standard Wehrmacht supply channels. This is the weapon that the famous British Bren medium machine-gun is based on.

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