Breda M37s

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Breda M37s

Post by FFpt.Fritz » 14 Feb 2008 02:42

I just bought one of these parts kits and was wondering if anyone knows how much they were used in the war, is there any war time photos of them? just rying to find out more info about my newest purchase.

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Post by FFpt.Fritz » 14 Feb 2008 22:06

comon nobody i didnt think this weapon was that rare.

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Re: Breda M37s

Post by tigre » 01 Jul 2023 14:24

Hello to all :D; after a while, a photo and question............................

The Breda 37 (Mitragliatrice Breda Mod.37).

Source: Emme rossa!: Le camicie nere sul fronte russo 1941-1943.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Breda M37s

Post by jwsleser » 08 Jul 2023 13:11

The Breda M37 was the standard medium MG of the Regio Esercito during the war. It was meant to replace the Fiat M14/35, but both guns remained in service during the war.

It was a very good machine gun, reliable with good range and hitting power. The gun fired the Breda 8mm cartridge, which was heavier and more powerful than most 8mm rounds. It had a lower rate of fire than other MGs, but that didn't make much of a difference in combat. The feed system was 20 rd feed clips with a complicated mechanism that replaced the fired rounds back in the feed clip. However this system was very reliable and didn't cause any problems. Captured M37s were often used by the UK in North Africa.

The M37 equipped the MG platoons and companies of all types of Italian units. The M38 was the armored vehicle version of the weapon.

Google Breda M37 and there are many videos of gun owners today firing their M37s.

https://youtu.be/pWesu9pA6Ro

Pista! Jeff
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Re: Breda M37s

Post by tigre » 12 Jul 2023 16:42

Hey Jeff :D; thank you very much, good video indeed :wink:.Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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