Puma MG

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Brady
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Puma MG

Post by Brady » 14 May 2019 01:37

I had assumed that the Wiki article on the Puma had a typo in it, and then I checked a couple of my Print references and the 234 family used a MG 42 coaxial in the 234/1 and the Puma ?

Further looking shows conflicting references, some say the MG 34 some say the MG 42, I had thought the designee of the MG 42 precluded it being used coaxially ?

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Re: Puma MG

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 14 May 2019 09:15

According to Ellis and Chamberlain in "Encyclodedia German Tanks of WW2" and John Milsom in "German Armoured Cars of WW2" plus a great many photographs they had the MG 42 as their co-ax.
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Re: Puma MG

Post by Brady » 14 May 2019 14:45

The 234/1,3 & 4 all show the MG 42 as the MG and there is photographic evidence to support this, however there are also references indicating that the 234/2 used the MG 34, I have not seen any photographs of the interior of the pumas turret showing the coaxial mount

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Re: Puma MG

Post by Denniss » 14 May 2019 15:39

234/2, not Puma.
As the first produced variant with a turret taken from a cancelled tank project it's indeed possible it had a Coax MG34.

AFAIR if a Bow/Coax MG had to fire through armor plate of certain thickness it was a MG 34 variant

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