The perk for $100 Patrons is choosing a gun they would like me to find and film, and one such Patron (Mark) expressed a curiosity about US testing and lack of adoption of an MG-42 in .30-06 caliber. So, today we will discuss that (the trials gun was designated the T24) as well as why it took so long for the FN MAG to be developed and adopted.
Resources for this video included:
“MG34-MG42: German Universal Machine Guns” by Folke Myrvang
“German Universal Machine Guns, Vol II: MG08-MG3” by Folke Myrvang
“Rock in a Hard Place: The Browning Automatic Rifle” by James Ballou
“The Browning Machine Gun, Vol I” by Dolf Goldsmith
“Ars Mechanica” by Auguste Francotte, Claude Gaier, and Robert Karlshausen
“The Machine Gun, Vol I” by Col. George China