T24 machine gun

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T24 machine gun
Type General Purpose Machine Gun
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service n/a
Used by n/a
Wars n/a
Production history
Designed 1944
Manufacturer Saginaw Steering Gear
Specifications
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Caliber 7.62mm
Action recoil-operated
Feed system belt
Sights Iron

The T24 was a copy of the MG42 during the war as a possible replacement for the Browning Automatic Rifle & M1919A4 for infantry squads, the new version being adapted for the .30-06 cartridge. Saginaw Steering Gear constructed a working prototype designated as the T24 machine gun which could also be used on an M2 Tripod. However, the realization that the .30-06 cartridge might be too long for the gun's mechanism to easily cope with, and most notably a design flaw in the prototype resulted in the discarding of the project.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US T24 Machine gun (MG42) forgottenweapons.com; Retrieved 1 July 2014

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