Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
MG42 - Base Series Designation
"Maschinengewehr Modell 42" - Long-form designation
MG42V (MG45) - Late-war development; delayed blowback action; about 1,350rpm in trials.
T24 - American experimental development in .30-06 chambering; not furthered.
M53 - Post-war Yugoslavian reverse-engineered copy of the MG42 retaining 7.92mm chambering.
MG3 - West German post-war MG42 in 7.62x51mm NATO chambering with revised internals.
MG74 - Austrian Army designation in 7.62x51mm NATO with new internals.