MAC 1934

The MAC 1934 is a machine gun of French origin. It is basically the aircraft variant of the Reibel machine gun.

MAC 1934
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1934
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Algeria 1957 1962 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault 1934 View

In 1934, the Manufacture d'Armes de Châtellerault (Châtellerault weapons manufacturing company, often shortened to MAC) completed the development of the MAC 1934 machine gun to replace the Darne mod. 1933 machine gun aboard aircraft of the Armée de l'Air. Essentially a faster-firing variant of the mitrailleuse mle 1931, and using the same 7.5 mm MAS ammunition, the MAC 34 worked by gas operation and was fed from drum magazines.

The MAC 1934 was used in Algeria on Morane-Saulnier MS.500 light aircraft for anti guerilla operations around 1957. The Armée de l'Air installed the MAC 1934T as a defensive weapon aiming through the back window was dropped, although some aircraft have then been modified on the field to fire through one of the side windows.

Type Machine gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars World War II

Algerian War
Production history
Manufacturer Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault
Weight 10.7 kg
Length 0.85 m
Cartridge 7.5 mm MAS
Caliber 7.5 mm
Action Gas
Rate of fire 1450 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 830 m/s (2,722.4 ft/s)
Feed system drum or belt
Sights Alkan 35

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