Hugo Stiglitz with a MG42 machine gun

Hugo with a MG42, showing excellent trigger discipline.

The MG42 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 42, aka machine gun 42) was a 7.9 mm general purpose machine gun that was developed in Nazi Germany and entered service with the Wehrmacht in 1942.

In Inglourious BasterdsEdit

Hugo Stiglitz carries an MG42 during his first scene, when Aldo speaks to Werner in the woods. Gerold Hirschberg is also seen weidling an MG42, when the Basterds free Stiglitz from the prison.

In the trailer, Hirschberg is seen running with an MG42 and firing it. This scene did not appear in the film and instead the person running and shooting in the prison scene is Omar, who's firing an MP40.


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