I needed more fire power for my German forces in Bolt Action. With Hitlers Buzzsaw rule, German MGs are better than other nations so taking this into account i decided it needed to be my next addition. I could have gone for the MG42, but I wanted a force that could be used at any period of the war, so I picked up the workhorse MG34
Ammunition boxes contained 250 rounds in five belts that were linked to make one continuous 100 round belt and one 150 round belt. The assault drums held a 50-round belt, or a 75-round "double drum" magazine could be used by replacing the top cover with one made specially for that purpose. A gun configured to use the 75-round magazine could not be returned to belt-feed mode without changing the top cover again. All magazine-feed MG 34s had been withdrawn from infantry use by 1941, with some remaining in use on armoured personnel carriers.
The versatile MG 34 was arguably the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time of its adoption and deployment with the German Army. It entered service in great numbers following Hitler's repudiation of the Versailles Treaty in 1936, and was first tested by German troops aiding Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. The MG 34 combined two then-rarely combined characteristics into a substantial advantages over other machine guns:
- 1. mobility, being light enough to be carried by a single soldier;
- 2. a high rate of fire of up to 800 to 900 rounds per minute.
Overall a great looking model when the work was put in, paints up nicely even with my limited style