Hello, I'm pretty sure the ZFG-42 is the optic seen on the early pattern FG-42, not the late pattern one.
Can the FG 42 be categorized as a Machine Gun?
Right now the page categorizes as a Battle Rifle. However, other sources out there categorize it as an automatic rifle/light machine gun. Are these categories valid? --Wuzh (talk) 19:36, 28 November 2018 (EST)
- I'd certainly say so; it was intended as a hybrid rifle/LMG hybrid, hence some of its strange features (e.g. the closed-bolt semi-auto/open-bolt full-auto setup, the presence of a bipod and a bayonet, etc.). It's sort of like what the U.S. intended with the M14, except that it actually worked as a support weapon, instead of trying to physically wrench itself from your grasp in full-auto. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 21:41, 28 November 2018 (EST)