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Machine Guns

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/1/2014

Making their official debut in World War 1, the machine gun had the power to single-handedly change any one engagement in favor of the operator.

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The machine gun evolved into a formidable battlefield element by the time of World War 1 - mounted onto aircraft, on naval warships or as stationary ground-based defensive systems. With it would come the very real threat of increased fatalities from a system that could chew through ranks upon ranks of advancing infantry with presses of the trigger. The machine gun would go on to grow into more of portable weapon system by the Second World War characterized by the excellent German MG42. The machine gun remained a highly feared and respected foe and, in the post-war world, would continue to evolve. By the turn of the century, the squad support weapon was in full vogue though systems such as the ubiquitous Browning M2 have continued service in great numbers.


There are a total of 112 Machine Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1952
AAT-52 (Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952)
Introduced in 1952, the AAT-52 ("Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952") became the standardized General Purpose Machine...
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1944
ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
The ALFA Modelo 44 (or "ALFA 44") machine gun was an indigenously designed Spanish machine gun appearing during World War 2. ...
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2012
Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family
The automatic rifle has evolved considerably from its rather single-minded battlefield role to become a modular infantry-leve...
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2002
Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System
Ares Defense of the United States produces the impressive Shrike 5.56 "Advanced Weapon System" (AWS). The Shrike 5.56 shares ...
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1979
Beretta AS70 LMG
When Beretta set out to create their first 5.56mm caliber assault rifle line, they were forecasting its use in other roles su...
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1938
BESA (Gun, Machine, 7.92mm, BESA)
The British Arm heading into World War 2 adopted several machine guns of Czech design - the BREN Light Machine Gun being perh...
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1940
BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
During the critical early years of World War 2 (1939-1945), German forces held key northern French and Belgian territories wh...
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1930
Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30)
Prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Breda Meccanica Bresciana (or simply "Breda") was a heavy industry supplier of locomotives....
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1938
BREN LMG
The BREN Light Machine Gun was the standard light machine gun of the British Army and Commonwealth forces throughout World Wa...
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1917
Browning M1917 (Model 1917)
The Browning M1917 machine gun became one of those rare weapons in American military history that went on to fight in most al...
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1918
Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
The M1918 BAR ("Browning Automatic Rifle") was born out of the World War One idea of a single soldier armed with the power of...
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1919
Browning M1919 GPMG
Like many of the infantry weapons made available to US servicemen in the Second World War, the M1919 shared the common histor...
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1921
Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M2 heavy machine gun serie...
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1921
Carl Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)
The Belgian concern of Fabrique National began license production of the famous M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in 1920 ...
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1930
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 30
Czechoslovakia proved itself a most capable arms developer during the interwar years between World War 1 (1914-1918) and Worl...
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1955
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 52/57
Introduced some ten years after World War 2, the Vz. 52/57 saw use in some numbers. As the vz. 52, the system was designed to...
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1959
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 59
Throughout the 1950s, Czechoslovakia evolved their General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) design beginning with the vz. 52. This ...
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1938
Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
The ZK-383 was a local Czech development of a submachine gun system brought about prior to World War 2. It combined the styli...
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1982
CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli )
Despite an appearance akin to the German war-time MG42 general purpose machine gun, the CETME Ameli light-support machine gun...
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1942
Charlton Automatic Rifle
Any study in World War 2 firearms largely covers those of the major participating world powers of the time. This naturally le...
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1929
Chatellerault Model 1929 (modele 1924/29)
Prior to World War 2, a reliable squad level light machine gun eluded the French military for a considerable number of years....
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1991
CIS / ST Kinetics 50MG (Fifty)
In an effort to produce an indigenous product that utilized the existing .50 BMG/12.7x99 NATO standard round available in lar...
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1982
CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100 / U100 / M100
The Ultimax 100 lightweight infantry support weapon was designed in 1977 by American firearms engineer Leroy James Sullivan (...
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1895
Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger)
Convinced of the inherent value of machine guns based on experiences in the Spanish American War of 1898 (and not wholly sold...
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1984
Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
The C7 assault rifle stemmed from the Canadian decision to go with the NATO 5.56mm cartridge as the standard ammunition of th...
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1991
Daewoo K3
The Daewoo K3 is a squad automatic weapon (SAW) and light machine gun currently in service with the South Korean Army. The K3...
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1990
Daewoo K6
The Daewoo K6 HMG is a locally-produced South Korea copy of the fabled American M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun and, therefore,...
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1928
Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28)
The DP Light Machine Gun (DP LMG), sometimes known as the DP-27 or DP-28 and nicknamed the "Record Player" due to its unique ...
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1943
Degtyarev DPM LMG
While the Degtyarev DP series of light machine guns proved a highly serviceable suppression weapon in its position among the ...
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1947
Dror LMG
Prior to the establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948, plans were already being laid for its fighting arm by Haganah ("The...
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1938
DShK Model 1938
The Soviet DShK Model 1938 heavy machine gun was developed to a Red Army requirement prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) to repl...
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1957
Enfield L4 (BREN)
The L4A1 is nothing more than a modified World War 2-era Bren Gun, .303 Series chambered to fire the NATO-standard 7.62x51mm ...
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1963
Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
The British L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun - though sometimes called 'Gimpy' or 'Jimpy') series is based on the hugely ...
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1986
Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon)
The L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon) was developed concurrently with the L85 IW (Individual Weapon) of the British Army. Both s...
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1953
Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
Origins of the famous FAL lay in Fabrique Nationale's previous design, the SAFN/Modele 49, a self-loading, semi-automatic rif...
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1930
Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)
The original Browning Automatic Rifle was developed for the US Army during World War 1 to replace the French Chauchat and Hot...
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1933
Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB
Like other John Browning gun designs, his famous Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun ended up produced in Europe (Belgium) under th...
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2009
Fabrique Nationale FN M3P
The Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) FN M3P is a vehicle machine gun based on the hugely successful Browning M2 .50 caliber he...
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1958
Fabrique Nationale FN MAG
The FN MAG ("Mitrailleuse d'Appui General") was developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale as a "General Purpose ...
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1982
Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
The Fabrique National FN Minimi has quickly evolved into the light-support gun of choice by several key nations including Bri...
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1932
Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)
The original John Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) was introduced during World War 1 with American forces and sa...
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1977
Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG
The M240 is the American copy of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) MAG-58 series of excellent, gas-operated, air-cooled, be...
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1984
Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG
When the United States Army moved to adopt a new light machine gun, it selected the excellent Belgian Fabrique Nationale FN M...
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2003
Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG
In the early 2000s, USSOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) began a program to replace its long-running Mk 43 Mod ...
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2003
Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG
The Mk 48 is the larger-caliber complement to the Mk 46 developed by the Belgian concern of Fabrique Nationale (FN Herstal) i...
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1942
Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
The Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42) was developed specifically for the lightly armed and mobile German paratrooper element ar...
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1914
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914
The FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914 (Machine Gun, System Revelli, Model 14) was the first large-scale indigenously-designed and dev...
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1915
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
The submachine gun was born in a World War 1 requirement seeking a high-volume weapon capable of clearing enemy forces from t...
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1935
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935
The FIAT-Revelli Model 1935 (Modello 35) of 1935 was a modernization of the World War 1-era FIAT-Revelli Model 1914, first te...
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1915
Fusil-Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG (Chauchat)
One of the most derided guns in military history - the French "Chauchat" light machine gun - received its start in the fighti...
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2004
General Dynamics XM312 HMG
At one point, the General Dynamics XM312 was being developed to replace the venerable and tenured - yet aging - Browning M2HB...
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2009
General Dynamics XM806 (LW50MG)
The XM806 was initially developed as a "lightweight" heavy-class, belt-fed machine gun for the United States Army as possible...
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1965
General Electric M134 Minigun
The US Army General Electric M134 minigun six-barrel 7.62mm gatling gun was a derivative of the original General Electric M61...
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1943
Goryunov SG-43 HMG
For the Soviet Army of World War 2, the ages old PM Model 1910 was a serviceable, reliable weapon for the machine gun role. H...
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2005
Heckler & Koch HK 121
The HK 121 fulfills the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) product slot for German gunmaker Heckler & Koch. It stands as a 7....
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1961
Heckler & Koch HK 21
In 1949, Heckler & Koch GmbH was formed at Oberndorf am Neckar in West Germany to become a small arms weapons designer and ma...
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1996
Heckler & Koch HK G36
The Heckler & Koch HK G36 series assault rifle was designed and developed to an exacting German Army requirement of the 1990s...
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2005
Heckler & Koch HK MG4 (HK MG43)
The Heckler & Koch MG4 Light Machine Gun (LMG) was selected by the German Army to supersede the Cold War-era MG3 belt-fed Gen...
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1971
Heckler & Koch HK11
As with other HK designs, the Heckler & Koch HK11 light support machine gun borrows much of what makes the HK G3 assault rifl...
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1909
Hotchkiss Model 1909 (Mle 1909 / Benet-Mercie)
Design of the M1909 was brought about by a new French requirement looking to provide ground elements with a "light" automatic...
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1914
Hotchkiss Model 1914 (Mle 1914)
During the late 1800s, there only existed a few proven "true" machine gun concepts anywhere in the world. Countless attempts ...
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1997
IMI Negev LMG
The Negev is an Israeli 5.56mm light machine gun (LMG), developed by Israel Military Industries Ltd (now Israel Weapon Indust...
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1998
INSAS (Indian Small Arms System)
The INSAS family was inducted into service with the Indian Army in 1998 and has already seen extensive combat service, partic...
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1941
Johnson Model 1941 LMG
The Johnson Model 1941 Light Machine Gun was a product of the Cranston Arms Company from Providence, Rhode Island, and classi...
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2014
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
The AK-47 altered the world military stage by becoming a ubiquitous combat system available to the general masses. The weapon...
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1940
KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)
The lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945) provided many weapons with the avenue needed to see serial production and combat servi...
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1998
Kord-12.7mm (HMG)
The Kord Heavy Machine Gun is the latest in the long line of excellent Soviet/Russian heavy machine guns dating back to the d...
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1914
Lewis Machine Gun
American Isaac Newton Lewis (1858-1931) served in the United States Army and lent his talents to invention when possible. In ...
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1989
Lithgow F89
The Australian F89 light support machine gun is a derivative of the successful Belgium FN Minimi system, which has since been...
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1957
M60 GPMG
The M60 served as the primary American general purpose machine gun for a good part of the 20th Century, being fielded in the ...
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1986
M60E3 LMG
The 1950s-era M60 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) proved a relatively effective infantry support weapon throughout the Vie...
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1952
Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4
The SFMG Mark 4 was a general purpose machine in every sense of the word, generating only modest interest and light sales ove...
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1932
Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15)
The MG 15 machine gun served the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) heading into, and during, World War 2 (1939-1945). It was deriv...
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1936
Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34)
Before the MG42 became the principle machine gun of the German Army in World War Two, the MG34 was enjoying all the attention...
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1942
Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
The MG 42 (full designation of Maschinengewehr Modell 42) was a direct result of the small arms shortages that plagued German...
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1908
Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08)
The Maxim MG08 (or "Maschinengewehr 08") was a copy of the original machine gun as developed by Sir Hiram S. Maxim in 1884. H...
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1934
Mendoza C-1934 (M1934)
Mexico is not a nation one thinks about when they think of indigenous firearms design and development. However, engineer Raph...
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1945
Mendoza Model 45
While the original Mendoza C-1934 light machine gun was already in circulation with the Mexican Army prior to and during Worl...
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1947
Mendoza RM-2
Mexican engineer Raphael Mendoza found success with his C-1934 Light Machine Gun which was accepted for service with the Mexi...
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1977
MIC Uirapuru GPMG
Originally rejected by the Brazilian Army, the Uirapuru received a second life in 1976 after refinements were imposed. The we...
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1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle is noted as becoming one of the first semi-automatic/full-automatic service rifle to be adopted in quanti...
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1997
NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)
The QBZ-95 is a family line of assault weapons contoured to operator needs and has been developed (as an economical measure) ...
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1967
NORINCO Type 67 GPMG
The Chinese Type 67 is a direct production copy of the Soviet PK series of successful squad automatic weapons developed in th...
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1977
NORINCO Type 77 HMG
The Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) was a relatively late Cold War-era indigenous development for the Chinese military. The t...
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1971
NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Army forces. The system was ...
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1965
PKM General Purpose Machine Gun
The PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) is a highly respected weapon that was added to the Soviet Army arsenal to replace t...
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2001
PKP Pecheneg (6P41)
In 1961, the Soviet Army began wide-scale adoption of the PK General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) which utilized the tried-and-...
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1910
Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910)
Like other turn-of-the-century world powers, the Russians adopted the famous Maxim Machine Gun - a weapon being the brainchil...
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1968
Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3)
The West German MG3 ("Machinengewehr Modell 3") General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was introduced into service in 1968 under ...
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1946
RP-46
While the Degtyarov DP Light Machine gun of 1928 served the Red Army quite well during World War2, the design was bettered in...
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1945
RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
Developed as a portable, squad-level light machine gun, the RPD ("Ruchnoy Pulemot Degtyaryova" - "Hand-Held Machine Gun of De...
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1961
RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova)
The RPK , Ruchnoi Pulemyot Kalashnikova, entered service in 1961 as a powerful firearm, developed from the PK series of weapo...
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1905
Schwarzlose MG
Prussian-German gunsmith Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose developed a line of machine guns that became the standardized water-cool...
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1965
SIG MG 710 (MG-55)
The MG 710 was offered by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (better known under the initials of "SIG") in the rebuilding ...
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1953
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1978
Steyr AUG
Like other European nations during the Cold War, the Austrian Army made use of the excellent Belgian FN FAL Battle Rifle firi...
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1978
Steyr AUG-LMG
The AUG-LMG "Light Machine Gun" is a gas-operated weapon system developed by Steyr-Mannlicher GmbH of Austria from the base m...
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1963
Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)
While of relatively common practice today, the idea of a single common assault weapon receiver modified to fulfill various ba...
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1962
Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)
After World War 2 (1939-1945), Japan lost its military power and underwent a period of American occupation. After the Treaty ...
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1992
T75 LMG (Type 75)
In the 1980s, the Taiwanese government made a concerted effort to produce an increasing amount of indigenous weapons to fulfi...
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2000
T86 (Type 86)
For decades, Taiwanese Army and Marine forces relied on their Armalite-inspired T65 assault rifles. The T65 debuted in 1976 a...
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1922
Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)
The Type 11 was a light machine gun system utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and developed and accepted into servi...
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1932
Type 92 Shiki Kikanju (HMG)
The Type 92 Shiki Kikanju Heavy Machine Gun was utilized as the standard heavy machine gun by the Imperial Japanese Army duri...
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1936
Type 96 (Light Machine Gun)
The Type 96 Light Machine Gun served with the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the end of World War 2 in 1945. Intended to...
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1939
Type 99 LMG
The Type 99 served the Imperial Japanese Army during most of World War 2. It was designed to take advantage of the newer and ...
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1986
Vektor SS-77
The Vektor SS-77 is the standard General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) of the South African Army. For decades, South Africa rel...
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1912
Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1)
Like most other medium support machine systems born around the turn of the century, the British Vickers Medium Machine Gun or...
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1925
Vickers-Berthier (VB) Light Machine Gun
The Vickers-Berthier was a British light machine gun design originally introduced by a Frenchman, passed on by the Americans ...
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1951
Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F) MG51
The Maschinengewehr 51 (MG51) General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) was developed in Switzerland in the years immediately follow...
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1984
Zastava M84
In 1984, there emerged a new, locally-designed and produced Yugoslavian General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) as the Zastava Arm...
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1959
Zbrojovka ZB vz. 59 / Uk vz. 59
The Uk vz. 59 was a derivative of the vz. 52/57 machine gun (detailed elsewhere on this site). A Czech design through and thr...
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