Rheinmetall MG 3

MG 3

The MG 3 is a German general purpose machine gun chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. The weapon’s design is derived from the World War II era MG 42 universal machine gun that fired the 7.92x57mm Mauser round

MP 4th Edition statistics
NAME: Rheinmetall MG 3
CAL: 7.62x51mm NATO
MUZZLE VEL: 820m/s
WT (EMPTY): 11.5kg
BARREL: 565mm
LENGTH: 1225 mm
EFF. RNG: 200m to 1200m sight adjustments
MAX. RNG: 800m (bipod), 1200m (tripod mounted)
TYPE OF FIRE: Recoil operated, roller locked, fully automatic
RATE OF FIRE: 1150 rounds/min (+/- 150)
FEED DEVICE: 50 rd non-disintegrating belt

he MG 3 is an automatic, air-cooled, belt-fed short recoil-operated firearm. It features a roller locked bolt mechanism that consists of the bolt head, a pair of rollers, the striker sleeve, bolt body and return spring. The bolt is locked securely by a wedge-shaped striker sleeve, which forces two cylindrical rollers contained in the bolt head outward, and into corresponding recesses in the extension of the breech of the barrel.

Rheinmetall MG 3

~ by Kalam Harkair on February 4, 2010.

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