Breda Model 37 Machine Gun

Country of OriginItaly
TypeMachine Gun
Caliber8.000 mm
Capacity20 rounds
Length1,270.000 mm
Weight19.500 kg
Rate of Fire450 rounds/min
Range500 m
Muzzle Velocity900 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Fucile Mitragliatore Breda Modello 1937, or Breda M37 for short, was adopted by the Italian Army in 1937 as the standard machine gun. They were designed in 1936 to replace the unreliable Breda M30 light machine guns, though the two different models often served side-by-side as Breda M37 machine guns never truly resolved the reliability issues of the Breda M30 light machine guns. Production of the Breda M37 machine guns stopped in 1943 as Italy surrendered to the Allies, but they remained in use by the Italian Army until the 1960s.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

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US Browning Mk.II, UK Browning N1939, and Italian Breda M1937 machine guns on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009




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