This pamplet was issued to all machine gunners in the German Army who had to work with the new machine gun, the MG34.This weapon was the first true general purpose machine gun in the world, in that it could be fired from a bipod as an infantry section weapon, or mounted on a tripod as a heavy weapons support machine gun.The Pamphlet covers everything needed to be known about the weapon, and shows stripping and cleaning, reassembly and care.It also details firing in the light role as well as in the heavy support role. It also shows how the gun was mounted on vehicles, especially trailers and motorcycle sidecars.There are a number of photographs which have never been published before, showing the gun and its mountings, as well as methods of carrying the weapon.This reprint will enable all those interested in this weapon access to a previously rare volume of detailed information.
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SB. 249pp, 2003 N&MP Reprint of 1943 Original Edition
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