If this gun was so good, why did they only made a couple of thousands.
Production facilitation was hampered by the war.
Because your mother couldn't suck dicks fast enough
>>41746614Your field artillery is being pulled by horses and you don’t have enough fuel to keep your airplanes in the air, why not expend some resources to make rifles for the paratroopers you can’t field anymore?
The Heer's demand for the G43 and MP43/44 was prioritized over the Luftwaffe's demand for FG42 production.
Because you touch yourself at night
>>41746614Real life is like an RPG where rarer and more difficult to get weapons tend to be of superior quality to their more common counterparts.
Saged>>41746674Hilarious and original
One day I will purchase a fullauto SSD FG42, this rifle is great.
Any reason why these weren't copied or used by post-WW2 nations? I know the MG42 was along with the STG44 (in modified variants)
>>41747031Freedom isn't free. The US Army arms rooms gotta be littrd with genuine American pieces of engineering like the M60. Saco Defense and US Ordnance not Ma*ser and Ste*r ok? Glory Glory Hallelujah.
>>41747045The M60 was designed in part thanks to the FG42. Google is free.
>>41747054FG42 isn't my benchmark 7.62x51 is AMERICAN. God Bless.
>>41746614A complicated weapon with very demanding criteria, built for a specific purpose which was not needed much past 1941.
if the fg42 was so good, where's the fg43?
>>41747074Big Brother anti freedom anti Liberty satists BTFO.
>>41746614Like pretty much every other WW2 German thing, it was a pain to build, there was a lack of resources and funding was diverted to crazy autistic projects.
>>41747031>>41747054M60 was a piece of shit.
>>41746614This >>41747438The Nazi's used their funds to build a moon base and later colonize the dark side of the moon. As much as Germans love building overly complex and impractical firearms they restrained themselves to complete their UFO's for the second invasion of Stalin Grad FROM SPACE!>>41747054>GoogleThere are alternatives to Silicon Valley's botnet anon, fuck google and fuck Alphabet inc.
>>41747742>to build a moon base and laterMeant to say arctic base first and not sound redundant.
>>41747460Yeeeeep.And the fact they wholesale copypasted the BCG is part of why. But unironically. If you cant tell what a spring is for you should PROBABLY FIGURE IT THE FUCK OUT BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO PRODUCING THEM.
>>41746614the war ended
>>41746614Short answer is that it's too expensive. Long answer was that with the time and money needed to make an FG-42 you could make multiple MG-42s that had better range and accuracy.
>>41746614It was a very expensive weapon to make that came out right around the time Germany was beginning to feel the real drain of the war on their resources.
>>41747893Biggest thing that annoyed me about that gun is needing tools to disassemble. Then the damn buttstock would fall off at random. I was so happy when we got the M240
>>41746614It was actually somewhat complex to machine, given some of the close tolerances (due to wanting to makes sure the rifle was less heavy), and made heavy use of chrome-nickel steel, a material in high demand and in low supply.It was also only intended for paratroopers, not general infantry, meaning they needed to make far less.Compare to the Sturmgewehr, which was intended for infantry, and by 1944, had been designed explicitly around the concept of using only good steel for critical components (the barrel, trunnion, bolt, etc, etc), and then using kind of garbage steel for the rest of the gun.The Stg44 was made much cheaper that way, and faster to make, but it also came at a cost of weight and poor durability, having a rather short expected lifespan (the magazines also didn't last too long).>>41746641This too, the Luftwaffe eventually became pretty useless.
>>41746671The Sturmgewehr was far more practical overall, so that was a better decision.>>41747027The M60, as said.In fact, the first toolroom prototype for the M60 was an FG42 mated to an MG42 topcover and beltfeed, fitted on the side.There was also some matter of the FG42 being made for a very particular niche of the era.>>41747460It wasn't necessarily well executed, but conceptually it's quite good, and if you had a brand new M60 that hadn't been worn down (in an admittedly relatively short period of time), it wasn't bad, certainly leagues ahead of the BAR or whatever goofy shit they desperately did to try to make the M14 a squad automatic weapon.The much later and modernized M60E6 is a number of huge steps forward, and is actually quite good by modern GPMG standards.
>>41746614because it was for paratroopers and the Germans were on the back foot with out enough fuel for fighters, let alone their extremely dwindling stocks of paratrooper capable planes converted for bombing?>when asking yourself about why the germans did anything equipment related, the answer is probably their stupid policies that made it impossible fro the branches to work together cus of top brass paranoia.
>>41746614Actually it was shit, like many other overcomplicated german shit
>>41749228How was it shit?
>>41749228>seething vatnikEven the french can manufacture better weaponry than your shit and they lost.