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MG17 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser



  • Production 1934 - 1944
  • Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
  • Caliber: 7.92x57mm
  • Length: 1175mm
  • Weight: 10.2kg
  • Muzzle Velocity: 855m/s to 905m/s
  • Cyclic rate of fire: 1200 rounds per minute
  • Intended Use: Fixed armament for aircraft and infantry vehicles


The MG17 machine gun can be seen in the following films, anime and video games used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Above Us the Waves German sailors Ground fighting conversion 1955
A Clockwork Orange N/A Luftwaffe pilot Stock WWII combat footage 1971
Pearl Harbor N/A Luftwaffe pilots Mounted on Me-109s 2001
Lieutenant Suvorov German Luftwaffe Mounted on Ju 87 Stuka; mockups 2009
The Phobos (Fobos. Klub strakha) Mounted on turel 2009
Stalingrad Luftwaffe pilots mounted on Ju-87 2013


Title Character Note Date
Arcadia of My Youth Phantom F. Harlock II mounted to Messerschmitt Bf 109 1982
The Cockpit Ep. 1 "Slipstream"; mounted in Focke-Wulf Fw 190 1993
First Squad: The Moment of Truth mounted in Stuka Ju 87 dive bombers 2009
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar Mounted in seaplane; S1E25, "The Birth of a Superbeing" 2012
Sirius the Jaeger Junkers F 13 seaplane 2018

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Medal of Honor: Frontline Mounted on Me-109, non-playable 2002
Battlefield Heroes N/A N/A Mounted on Me-109 2009
Heroes & Generals Mounted in various airplanes 2016
Battlefield V Mounted in Stuka Ju 87 dive bombers 2018

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