Maschinengewehr 34

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Maschinengewehr 34
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Type Machine Gun
Faction Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Statistics
Damage 34.78
Damage Far 26.25
Rate of Fire 600 rpm
Near Range 51.2 m
Far Range 500 m
Upward Recoil 0.8°
Rightward Recoil 0.05°
Recoil Variance 0.12°
Ammunition
Magazine Size 50
Reload Time 5.7 s
Specifications
Class Restriction Infantry
Equipment Points Points 7.png
Maintenance Load 0:35s
Cost Per Shot 0.24 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Faction Cost 200,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 2,400 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Captured Cost 1,150,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4,800 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required LMG Assault LMG Assault
Requirement Germany- 5th Grade
Ribbon Required: Maschinengewehr 34 Specialist Maschinengewehr 34 Specialist
Requirement: United States Soviet Union- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

The MG34 was at its introduction the most advanced machine gun in the world. It is the standard light machine gun of the German army. Its high rate of fire makes it a dangerous opponent. The MG34 is best fired from a prone position.
― Heroes & Generals

History

The Maschinengewehr 34 (or MG34) is a recoil-operated air-cooled medium machine gun, designed and manufactured by Mauser. Its design was derived from the MG30, retaining its chamber in 7.92x57mm Mauser. The weapon underwent many optimizations, aimed at making it more compact and portable by a single operator. It remained in service as both an offensive and defensive weapon until 1942, when it began to be phased out and replaced by the more modern and rapid firing MG42.

The MG34's offensive variant sports a magazine feed for 50 or 75 round box magazines, whereas the defensive variant is configured to feed ammunition belts. Operation of the weapon required careful heat management. The sheer rate of fire was capable of melting the barrel and causing a dangerous misfire. The weapon was therefore designed to facilitate swift changing of barrels every 250 rounds, and defensive operators typically worked in teams and carried several barrels. Downtime between barrels could be very short; an experienced operator could change barrels in approximately ten seconds.

Gameplay

Very strong defensive weapon, the MG34 combines high rate of fire and a large magazine with good damage and can deal with big groups of enemies in a very short time. It isn't well-suited for close quarters because of its big length and movement restriction (can't hipfire while running), and while it is surprisingly accurate, it's main strength is deployable bipod, which allows for deadly automatic fire over long ranges. Burst fire is strongly advised at longer ranges. It deals the same damage as the MG42 but has a lower rate of fire and accuracy, while the lower ROF means long bursts are much more steady than with the MG42. Modding options for the MG34 are severely limited, like the M1918 BAR.

Tips

  • You can walk or crouch to hipfire while moving. Very useful when approaching corners or inside buildings.
  • Your accuracy increases substantially if you crouch, go prone, or deploy your bipod.
  • Always fire from cover, and be mindful of enemy positions. Your gunfire and tracers make you a prime target for snipers.
  • Coordinate with teammates! This machine gun shines on the battlefield when supported by friendly units.
  • This weapon functions better in defensive roles or as fire support for offensive units.
  • Use suppression, or covering fire. Spraying at enemies in defensive positions will force them into hiding, allowing your allies to move up.
  • It is advisable to carry anti-personnel mines or grenades to help defend your position.


Ammunition[edit source]

S.m.E. 7.92 ball AMMUNITION
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COST 340HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 0.17HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
RANGE
PRECISION
STABILITY
RATE OF FIRE

s.S. Patrone AMMUNITION
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COST 1,500HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 17HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.5HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
MWS.png
STABILITY
MWS.png
RATE OF FIRE

s.S. Patrone (Cap) AMMUNITION
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COST UnknownHnGCurrencySymbol credits.png UnknownHnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.7HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
MWS.png
STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE

Anschusspatrone s.S. AMMUNITION
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COST 3,200HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 38HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 6.4HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
MWA.png
RANGE
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PRECISION
MWA.png
STABILITY
MWS.png
RATE OF FIRE
S.m.K.Hart AMMUNITION
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COST 2,300HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 27HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 2.3HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
DAMAGE
MWA.png
RANGE
MWS.png
PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE


Specialist Ribbon[edit source]

Weapon Required: Maschinengewehr 34
SP MG34.png Maschinengewehr 34 Specialist
Using the MG 34 light machinegun in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Heavy Bolt
Anschusspatrone s.S.
Heavy Spring
Chrome Lined Barrel
Field Adjusted Sights
Lightened Spring
S.m.K. Hart

Weapon Required: Maschinengewehr 34
SP MG34.png Maschinengewehr 34 Specialist
Using the MG 34 light machinegun in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
Maschinengewehr 34
s.S. Patrone (Cap)


Modifications[edit | edit source]

Storm of Bullets
Part Modification
Ammunition None
Trigger Field Trigger Job
Barrel None
Internal Lightened Spring
Sight None
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build focuses on RoF, rather than damage.

Comments:

  • Ammunition can be added to increase damage, but it makes it much more expensive to repair.

Pros:

  • High Rate of Fire

Cons:

  • Very Expensive



Marksman
Part Modification
Ammunition Anschusspatrone s.S.
Trigger None
Barrel Stainless Steel Barrel
Internal None
Sight Field Adjusted Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build mods the Maschinengewehr 34 for precision and range, turning it into a deadly mid-range weapon.

Comments:

  • Adding an Internal can boost damage.

Pros:

  • Decent Damage

Cons:

  • Expensive

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Star Wars movies this weapon is designated as the DLT-19 and is seen being used by Stormtroopers on Tatooine