Flames of War: Romanian: Machine Gun Platoon (RO704)

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Includes 2 MG Sections: 1 officer, 1 NCO, 1 Rifleman, 12 crew, 4 machine-guns, 1 small and 4 medium bases.


In the first months of 1941 front line Romanian Machine-gun units started to receive the new Czech ZB-53 model 1937 machine-gun. Reserve troops and those not yet in the front line were equipped with the Austrian Schwarzlose model 1907/1912 (see Hungarian pack HU710) modified for the 7.92mm cartridge.


ZB-53 is well known in its other form as the Besa 7.92mm machine-gun fitted in British manufactured tanks. It was a simple, flexible and reliable machine-gun.