Introduction /Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion /Select Bibliography /Index
Featuring full-colour artwork and arresting first-hand accounts, this is the gripping story of the revolutionary and influential MG 34 and MG 42, the first general-purpose machine guns.
Chris McNab is an author and editor. To date he has published over 25 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons, Hitler's Armies and The Uzi Submachine Gun for Osprey. Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, including African-American Biographies (2006), USA 1950s (2006) and Reformation, Exploration and Empire (2005), and has contributed to The Times on the war in Iraq.
"The MG 42 was actually a revolutionary approach to machine gun design, and was nicknamed 'Hitler's buzzsaw' by the Allied forces. It's still in use some seventy years later. This examination of the pioneering machine gun will appeal to military and weaponry collections alike, offering vintage black and white photos of wartime experiences throughout." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)"Dozens of excellent photos and informative drawings illustrate this handy handbook. And heavy reliance on primary sources -- coupled with abundant annotations -- confirms its value as a reliable reference." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (November 2012)