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German "defense" after the defeat in the 1st world war: production of the MG13 machine gun

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You can often hear the opinion that after the surrender in the First World War, Germany completely lost its industry and until the Nazi party came to power in 1933 did not produce any weapons and no military equipment. Allegedly, the "defense industry" was completely stopped. This judgment has nothing to do with the real stories Germany between 1918 and 1933. This is a typical myth.


It is debunked even by the fact that in the so-called interwar period in Germany, the MG13 light machine gun (Maschinengewehr 13) was created. This is a light machine gun, which was born as a kind of reworking of the concept of another small arms - the Dreyse Model 1918.

The MG13 machine gun was adopted in Germany in 1930. He performed his function as a weapon capable of effectively suppressing the enemy's manpower for five years. After that, the Maschinengewehr 13 was replaced by MG34, and then MG42.

The machine gun was used not only as an infantry weapon, but also as an additional weapon installed on tanks... The machine gun was in service with the Weimar Republic (interwar Germany), later - the Third Reich. Its other operators were Norway, China and Portugal.

The Kalashnikov group presents a plot detailing the German MG13 machine gun:

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  2. Undecim
    Undecim 20 August 2020 20: 39 New
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    You can often hear the opinion that after the surrender in the First World War, Germany completely lost its industry and until the Nazi party came to power in 1933 did not produce any weapons and any military equipment.
    Sometimes sucking intrigue from a finger is beyond all reasonable limits. From whom you can often hear this? From internet hamsters?
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 20 August 2020 21: 12 New
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      Well, the video ... The guy just stands and says.
      It would be better if they just printed the text of his speech, attaching a photo of the machine gun. You read it faster, but the information is the same.
  3. Mouse
    Mouse 20 August 2020 20: 42 New
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    Myths and myths to debunk them ...
  4. Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 August 2020 21: 13 New
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    Sheer disappointment from the inconsistency of the title and topic.
  5. Dart2027
    Dart2027 20 August 2020 21: 14 New
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    Germany was banned from having tanks, large-tonnage ships and aircraft. I don’t remember about artillery, but in any case it didn’t produce anything serious.
    1. Stas1973
      Stas1973 21 August 2020 03: 44 New
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      Designed and produced everything - tanks, submarines, planes, and guns.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 August 2020 13: 51 New
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        Only after Hitler came to power in 1933.
        For example, the first Panzer-II tank began production in 1935.
        1. Stas1973
          Stas1973 22 August 2020 18: 57 New
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          Internet to help you. Key words - Butast, Kama, Junkers, USSR. How do you like it, before you make statements, expand your cognitive base, and not just google it
      2. Dart2027
        Dart2027 21 August 2020 16: 55 New
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        Quote: Stas1973
        Designed and produced everything

        For example?
        Quote: voyaka uh
        the first Panzer-II tank began production in 1935
        1. Stas1973
          Stas1973 22 August 2020 19: 03 New
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          Specifically for tanks - there was such a tank school on the territory of the USSR, called Kama. Here the Hans brought two types of tanks called light and heavy tractors.
          1. Dart2027
            Dart2027 23 August 2020 13: 51 New
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            Quote: Stas1973
            there was such a tank school on the territory of the USSR, it was called Kama

            In which 250 people were trained, and the number of tanks was less than a couple of dozen, including English?
            1. Stas1973
              Stas1973 24 August 2020 04: 35 New
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              Google the amount produced. And yet these tanks took part in WWII.
              1. Dart2027
                Dart2027 24 August 2020 19: 25 New
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                Quote: Stas1973
                Google the amount produced.

                Should I seek confirmation of your words? Give a specific link, we'll see.
                1. Stas1973
                  Stas1973 26 August 2020 16: 56 New
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                  Tanks of both types were produced between 10 +/- 2-4, depending on sources. Nevertheless, they produced, were, participated in WWII. Anything else you need? By guns, aircraft, submarines, ships?
                  1. Dart2027
                    Dart2027 26 August 2020 19: 07 New
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                    Quote: Stas1973
                    Tanks of both types were produced between 10 +/- 2-4, depending on sources.

                    That is, less than two dozen? Achievement however.
                    The development of tank building was already under Hitler.
  6. saygon66
    saygon66 20 August 2020 22: 15 New
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    - Turning MG34 ... Heavy, contagion! But convenient. Food is tape and from the "cupcake" shops.
    - Angle sight in accessories ...
    1. Dmitry 80
      Dmitry 80 22 August 2020 16: 00 New
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      "Cupcake" is more of a container for a link of tape. Stores there were from aviation Mg for 75 rounds, for them and the cover is different, with an upper receiver.
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 24 August 2020 12: 03 New
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        - Is that the one that is paired? The "single" cupcake includes a tape for 50 rounds ... But more and more boxes of 250 are found ... The "cupcake" has no metal at all - it has rotted in 70 years ...