Fallschimjägergewehr 42

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Fallschirmjägergewehr 42
Weight, less magazine 4.2 kg
Weight of magazine
  • M 10-42, empty: 0.185 kg
  • M 10-42, full: 0.485 kg
  • M 20-42, empty: 0.290 kg
  • M 20-42, full: 0.818 kg
Length overall 945 mm
Length of barrel 500 mm
Rate of fire
  • Theoretical: 900 rounds per minute
  • Practical: 250 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 740 m/s
Magazine capacity
  • M 10-42: 10 rounds
  • M 20-42: 20 rounds

Sources

  1. FG 42 Fallschimjägergewehr 42.