Light machine gun (Fallout 76)
Light machine gun
Background[edit | edit source]
An alternative design for the squad light machine gun, the Maschinengewehr 42 (or MG42) was made during the latter half of World War II in Nazi Germany for use in the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. Designed from the start to be low cost and easy to build, the MG42 is an air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated machine gun with a barrel designed for quick changes in the midst of combat. Capitalizing on the lessons provided by warfare in challenging climates, it is designed for ruggedness, reliability, and ease of operation by soldiers with even limited training. The combination of these factors made it capable of providing copious amounts of firepower and an absolute terror on the battlefield. And due to its distinctive firing sound, earned it the nickname "Hitler's buzzsaw".
After World War II, the MG42 continued to serve many countries and production copies would even be sold in the United States. And would even serve as direct design inspiration for many weapons, such as the American made M60.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The light machine gun is a fast-firing alternative to the minigun, consuming the rather precious .308 caliber rounds. It has a respectable per-shot damage for a heavy weapon, but where it truly shines is the almost insane rate of fire that allows it to chew through the ammunition in the drum in minutes. This does make it rather effective at dealing with less armored foes.
The biggest problem? Lack of modifications, aside from the prime receiver.
1 Light Machine Gun
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Modifications[edit | edit source]
|Prime Automatic Receiver||
Superior Damage. Bonus Damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Constructed using Plan: MG42 obtained from Responder bots.
- Potentially sold by Free States and Brotherhood vendors.
- Potential quest reward in The Mire.
- Can be given as a reward in "Mission: Countdown Alpha" other Silo's alpha and bravo Unconfirmed
- Plan: MG42
- MG42s being a semi-common weapon in Fallout 76