The MG42 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1942 as the is the main mounted machine gun for the Axis Force and one of the Red Army's mounted machine guns. It is commonly found on sandbags and tripods near Axis controlled flags, on Axis APCs, and on Axis/Soviet aircraft and tanks. It has a moderate rate of fire, high damage, moderate accuracy and, because it is mounted, is completely void of recoil. It is very effective at defending a position;however, it overheats quickly and causes the user to be immobile and unprotected allowing for easy flanking or sniper fire.
The Allied equivalent is the M2 Browning.
The Road to Rome expansion displays the MG42 is the main mounted machine gun for the Italian forces. The Secret Weapons of WWII expansion added the MG42 to SS Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen light vehicles.
Vehicles that have the MG42 MountedEdit
- Munitions Panzer
- Panzer IV
- Ju-87 Stuka