Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

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Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 30 Mar 2011 17:20

I've been searching the internet for it but most of the ones I see are the 50 round drum magazine, not the 75 round one.

Could someone please provide a picture of an MG 42 with a 75-round magazine attached to it and just the magazine by itself, please?

And id possible, carried by infantry. Not mounted on an aircraft or tank.

Yes, the rounds would be 7x92 Mauser.

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Rikard Hufschmied » 01 Apr 2011 12:02

The "magazine" used for the MG42 is nothing more than a container, it holds one 50 round ammunition belt for readiness on the move.

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by ernesto73 » 01 Apr 2011 14:30

maybe this?
Photos are not mine. from Russian forum.
http://ww2.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=169558

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Xavier » 01 Apr 2011 16:31

that is the 75 round mag for the MG 34, the top tray is the mg34 one....in another post, I already told you THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 75 ROUND MAG FOR A MG42.
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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 01 Apr 2011 17:38

Oh. Well, where would that 75 round mag for the MG 34 be attached to? Above it or on the side, just like the 50 round drum?

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by JKindred » 01 Apr 2011 17:56

It attaches to the top of the feed cover shown in the first photo.
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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by audrew » 01 Apr 2011 18:23

hopeless about how this forum has never been 75 rounds magazine for MG42

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 01 Apr 2011 18:42

Okay thanks but I still have yet to see an MG34 with a 75 round drum attached to it.

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by JKindred » 01 Apr 2011 19:18

audrew wrote:hopeless about how this forum has never been 75 rounds magazine for MG42
You cannot find some thing that does not exist. Pick up a copy of Folke Myrvang's MG34 - MG42 German Universal Machineguns it will enlighten you on the accessories available for each type MG.

The only drum magazine available for a MG42 was the 50 round Gurttommel, it held ONE fifty round belt. German WWII belts were either 50 round or 250 round, there was no 75 round belt.
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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 01 Apr 2011 19:24

But the Wikipedia article of MG34 says it has a 75 round drum. XD

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Post by Xavier » 01 Apr 2011 20:12

yes the MG34 BUT NOT THE MG42...
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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by JKindred » 01 Apr 2011 20:23

Angelus Domini wrote:But the Wikipedia article of MG34 says it has a 75 round drum. XD
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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 02 Apr 2011 00:08

Okay. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by yabint » 02 Apr 2011 12:11

Angelus Domini wrote:Okay thanks but I still have yet to see an MG34 with a 75 round drum attached to it.
A quick search on google turned this up:

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(please note that this is the MG.34 and NOT the MG.42 The 75 round magazine for the MG.34 was withdrawn from infantry service early on in the war and only stayed on to the middle of the war in some vehicle mounted MG.34)

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Re: Picture of a 75-round magazine attached to an MG 42?

Post by Angelus Domini » 02 Apr 2011 22:26

YES! Thank you very much!

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