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Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)

Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)

Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)
7.92mm ZB-53 (Zbrojovka Brno, Czechoslovakia) machine-gun model 1937


In the first months of 1941 front line Romanian Machine-gun units started to receive the new Czech ZB-53 model 1937 machine-gun. Reserve troops and those not yet in the front line were equipped with the Austrian Schwarzlose model 1907/1912 (see Hungarian pack HU710) modified for the 7.92mm cartridge.

ZB-53 is well known in its other form as the Besa 7.92mm machine-gun fitted in British manufactured tanks. It was a simple, flexible and reliable machine-gun.

Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)
Machine-gun Platoon (RO704) Performance

Calibre: 7.92mm x 57mm
Muzzle Velocity: 792m/s
Rate of Fire: 500~700 rounds/min
Rounds per belt: 100
Length: 1104mm
Weight: 18.6kg

During the spring 1942 reorganisation of the infantry regiments the each battalion’s heavy weapons company was reorganized into four machine-gun platoons each of four machine-guns each and a mortar platoon.
Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)
Machine-gun Platoon (RO704) In Flames Of War

A Romanian infantry company can have up to two Machine-gun platoons as weapons platoon choices, giving the Romanians plenty of fire-power again enemy infantry forces.

Using their French Doctrine special rule they’re able to organise fire lanes when entrenching. Dug-in Romanian gun teams shoot over any Romanian infantry teams in entrenchments even if the infantry fire.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter

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Last Updated On Monday, July 6, 2009 by Wayne at Battlefront