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MG 15 Machine Gun With Canvas (Early) 1/72 Scale Model Kit Mini World 7221b

Theme: Detailing Set

Era : 2020-2022

Scale : 1/72

Material :

Series: Detail-up Parts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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MG 15 - 7.92 mm German aircraft machine gun from World War II. Developed by Rheinmetall AG before the war on the basis of the MG 30 light machine gun.
Developed in 1936 on the basis of the Swiss MG 30 light machine gun. Initially, the MG 30 had two ammunition options - magazine and belt. However, the Rheinmetall plant in Düsseldorf decided to produce two machine guns with different types of ammunition. MG.15 with magazine and MG.17 with tape ammunition, respectively. From 1936 to 1940, both machine guns were the main aircraft armament of the Luftwaffe.
The MG.15 machine gun had a specific double saddle-shaped DT-15 magazine with a capacity of 75 rounds. In the future, this store was used in infantry machine guns MG.13 and MG.34. The store consisted of two adjacent drums on both sides of the machine gun, in which the cartridges were spent one at a time from each drum in turn. For the successful introduction of an aviation machine gun into infantry units, they were equipped with an additional set of ZG 15. It included a temporary sight and a shoulder rest with a folding bipod. To mount a bipod or a tripod machine gun, the machine gun was supplemented with a removable bearing with a body in the shape of a bowl, a clutch and a collar. Sometimes the MG.15 machine guns upgraded to the infantry version were equipped with water-cooled casings to increase the life of the barrel.
Beginning in 1940, the MG-15 began to be replaced by more effective machine guns, and those removed from aircraft after a slight modification went into service with infantry units.