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ZB vz. 26

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ZB-26 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
ZB-26 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Note: the actual designations of this weapon were "ZB-26" from the manufacturer, and "vz. 26" in Czech service, but the ZB vz. 26 is an established term.


(1924 – 1953)

  • Caliber: 7.92x57mm Mauser
  • Length: 45.75 inches
  • Barrel Length: 26.50 inches
  • Weight: 21.28 pounds (Empty)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2500 feet per second
  • Maximum effective range: 804.67 meters with bipod mount
  • Cyclic rate of fire: 450-600 rounds per minute

The ZB vz. 26 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Stolen Border (Uloupená hranice) Rudolf Deyl Sgt. Vrbek 1947
Czechoslovak soldiers
Wolves' Lairs (Vlcie diery) Slovak soldiers and partisans 1948
Action B (Akce B) Czechoslovak soldiers 1952
The Unconquered (Neporazení) Gustav Heverle Cpl. Ríha 1958
Jaroslav Mareš PVT. Pepík
Jirí Sovák Pvt. Jarda
Martin Tapák Pvt. Janko
Josef Vinklár Pvt. Mirek
Rudolf Deyl Jura
Czechoslovakian soldiers
Captain Dabac Slovak insurgent soldiers 1959
Smugglers of Death SNB border guard 1959
Five Branded Women Italian partisan 1960
Death Is Called Engelchen (Smrt sa volá Engelchen) Slovak partisans 1960
The Red Detachment of Women (Hong se niang zi jun) Xijuan Zhu Wu Qionghua 1961
Xin-Gang Wang Hong Changqing
Communist partisans
Death Is Called Engelchen German troops, Partisans 1963
The Bridge at Remagen German soldiers 1968
The Marathon (Maratón) German soldiers and Czech insurgents 1968
The Man Who Lies A German gunner 1968
The Eighth (Osmiyat) Resistance fighters Bulgarian ZB-39 1969
The Bamboo House of Dolls Imperial Japanese Army soldiers, partisans visually modified 1973
Hot Winter (Horká zima) Slovak partisans 1973
Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea SS soldiers 1977
From Hell to Victory German and American soldiers 1979
Fracchia the Human Beast (Fracchia la belva umana) Carabinieri 1981
Urgent... Secret... Gubcheka (Srochno... sekretno... Gubcheka) Vladimir Kozelkov The Red gunner Without magazine 1982
The Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye) Nikolay Lavrov SSG Eddie Griffith 1985
Rogue American soldiers
A Youth Orchestra (Orkestar jedne mladosti) Yugoslav soldier 1985
Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself Markéta Hrubesová Ester 1989
Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself Czechoslovak soldiers 1989
Fatal Eggs (Rokovye yaytsa) Aleksei Zharkov Schukin 1995
Fatal Eggs (Rokovye yaytsa) Aleksandr Pashutin Polaitis 1995
Python II Russian soldiers ZB 39 Light Machine Gun 2002
We Were Soldiers Viet Minh soldiers Chinese conversion in 7.62x39mm 2002
Senso '45 A German soldier 2002
The Children of Huang Shi Japanese soldiers Stand-in for Type 96 2008
Flame and Citron German soldiers 2008
Battle of Local Importance (Boi mestnogo znacheniya) Vladislav Benderskiy Hans 2008
Battle of Local Importance (Boi mestnogo znacheniya) Nikolay Dobrynin Pvt. Stryapukhin 2008
City of Life and Death Nationalist Chinese Soldiers 2009
Death and Glory in Changde Ray Lui Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan Chinese conversion in 7.62x39mm 2010
Chinese soldiers
Guernica Nationalist soldiers 2016
The Eight Hundred Nationalist Chinese Soldiers 2020


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Once There Was a House (Byl jednou jeden dum) Czech insurgents "Obvaziste Boccaccio" (S1E5) 1974
Snipers. Love Under the Gun (Snaypery. Lyubov pod pritselom) Soviet Army, German troops 2013
Days of Honour. Uprising (Czas honoru. Powstanie) Adam Fidusiewicz Marian 'Wilk' Suchecki 2014
Front A German soldier 2014
Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty) A German soldier 2018

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Hidden & Dangerous 1999
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003
Forgotten Hope 2 "Maschinengewehr 26(t)" Added in v2.4 (2011) 2007
7554 2011
Far East War "ZB-26 LMG" 2013
Squad 44: Letters From The Front "MG-26(t)" 2018
Enlisted "ZB-26" 2021


ZB-30 (deactivated) - 7.92x57mm Mauser


Title Actor Character Note Date
Check Passed: No Mines (Provereno nema mina) Yugoslavian soldier ZB-30J 1965
The Tunnel (Tunelul) Romanian soldiers ZB-30 or ZB-39 1966
The Tree of Guernica (L'arbre de Guernica) Spanish Nationalists 1975
Revenge (Revansa) Romanian army 1978
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Seen in armory 2019


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Interpreter (Perevodchik) German soldiers Mounted on motorcycle 2014

See Also

  • Zbrojovka Brno - A list of all firearms manufactured by Zbrojovka Brno.

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