The most dreaded German weapon, very familiar to all Allied infantrymen who faced it, American, British and Soviet, was the Maschinengewehr 42 (machine gun) or, more familiarly, the MG 42 .
What does MG stand for?
MG stands for Maschinengewehr (German: Machine Gun)
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The drawing showed a Maschinengewehr 08, the standard heavy machine gun used by the Germans in the First World War, the single weapon responsible for causing most deaths among the many thousands of Welsh soldiers who died in that conflict.
If you've never heard of the Walter VG1, the Spreewerke VG2, Rheinmetall VG3, Mauser VG4, Steyr VG5, Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr, Volkssturm Maschinengewehr or the Mauser sheet-metal Volkspistole, you're in for an eye-opening treat.
Maschinengewehr 08/15 to give troops portable firepower, in 1915 the Germans redesigned the Maxim MG08 heavy machine guns with a lightened receiver, shoulder stock, pistol grip, smaller water jacket, and a simple bipod, reducing the unloaded weight to 39 pounds.