German DFS 230 glider with a MG 15 machine gun mounted on top of the aircraft and another stowed next to the cockpit, Italy, 1943; note Hs 126 aircraft in background

Caption   German DFS 230 glider with a MG 15 machine gun mounted on top of the aircraft and another stowed next to the cockpit, Italy, 1943; note Hs 126 aircraft in background ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-565-1425-20A
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Hs 126   Main article  Photos  
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MG 15   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Nov 2010

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
26 Nov 2022 10:07:44 AM

That is an MG 15 machine gun mounted on top of the aircraft.
Easily identified by the front "spider sight" is mounted really close to muzzle, rear sight mounted on barrel jacket approx. 6 inches/15cm from ammo canisters, much straighter pistol grip approx. 70 degree to receiver, very-short mass behind pistol grip, dual round belt canister, and extra long cocking handle located at top of receiver.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
28 Nov 2022 12:46:41 PM

To Anonymous of 26 Nov 2022: Thank you for the identification of the machine gun, the caption has been updated.

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