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MG 17 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG 17 with electric wires for wing gun mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser

The MG 17 is a German aircraft machine gun, developed as the fixed-mount sibling to the MG 15 flexible-mount machine gun. The MG 17 was the standard rifle-calibre armament of Luftwaffe aircraft during most of the 1930s and into mid-WWII, being phased out before the end of the war in favour of the 13mm MG 131. Two major changes from the MG 15 are conversion from open bolt to closed bolt firing, allowing for synchronized fire through the propeller arc, as well as converting from magazines to belt-feed. Despite these changes, like the MG 15 many were converted to infantry weapons after being withdrawn from aircraft service.

Specifications

  • Production 1934 - 1944
  • Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
  • Caliber: 7.92x57mm
  • Length: 1175mm
  • Weight: 10.2kg
  • Muzzle Velocity: 855m/s to 905m/s
  • Cyclic rate of fire: 1200 rounds per minute
  • Intended Use: Fixed armament for aircraft and infantry vehicles


Appearances

The MG17 machine gun can be seen in the following films, anime and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Above Us the Waves German sailors Ground fighting conversion 1955
A Clockwork Orange N/A Luftwaffe pilot Stock WWII combat footage 1971
Pearl Harbor N/A Luftwaffe pilots Mounted on Me 109s 2001
Lieutenant Suvorov German Luftwaffe Mounted on Ju 87 Stuka; mockups 2009
The Phobos (Fobos. Klub strakha) Mounted on turel 2009
Stalingrad Luftwaffe pilots mounted on Ju 87 2013

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Bitch War (Suchya voyna) Nose-mounted on Bf 110; Seen in documentary footage 2014

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Arcadia of My Youth Phantom F. Harlock II mounted to Messerschmitt Bf 109 1982
The Cockpit Ep. 1 "Slipstream"; mounted in Focke-Wulf Fw 190 1993
First Squad: The Moment of Truth mounted in Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers 2009
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar Mounted in seaplane; S1E25, "The Birth of a Superbeing" 2012
Brave Witches Mounted in Bf 109 fighters 2016-2017
Sirius the Jaeger mounted in Junkers F 13 seaplane 2018
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Mounted in Bf 109 fighters 2020

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Medal of Honor: Frontline Mounted on Me 109, unusable 2002
Battlefield Heroes Mounted on Me 109 2009
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Mounted on Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers, unusable 2011
Heroes & Generals Mounted in various airplanes 2016
Battlefield V Mounted in Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers 2018
Call of Duty: Vanguard Unusable; mounted on Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers 2021

Animation

Title Voice Actor Characters Notation Date
What If...? - Season 1 mounted on HYDRA fighter and Schnellzug EB912 train; "What If... Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?" (S1E01) 2021



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