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7/31 Machine-gun Platoons (HU704)includes three 7/31 HMG Teams
The Hungarians use the same machine-gun they used during the Great War, the Schwarzlose 7/31M. The 7/31M has a water-cooled jacket which allows it to sustain a high rate-of-fire over a long period of time, making it an ideal support weapon in defensive situations.
The Hungarian heavy machine-gun was a veteran of the First World War, the Austrian Model 1907 Schwarzlose. The machine-guns were adapted in 1931 to take a new Hungarian 8 x 56mm round that replaced the old Austrian 8 x 50mm round.
Despite the age of the design the 7/31M was still being produced up until 1944. It had a rate of fire of 350 rounds per minute and ammunition came in belts of 250 rounds.
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Bagration: Axis AlliesIn 1944 Stalin’s Red army is on the attack. While it throws the Germans out of Byelorussia, it also goes about defeating Germany’s allies; Finland, Romania and Hungary. The Romanians hold off the first Soviet attacks, but a second massive offensive in August 1944 sees them overwelmed. They surrender and swap sides to fight alongside the Soviets. Meanwhile, the Finns also fight for their survival as the Soviets attempt to steamroll them out of the war. They fight the Soviets to a standstill and agree a peace, but are forced to to turn on the Germans. Then three massive Soviet Fronts turn on Hungary, defended by six German and Hungarian armies. The great red sledgehammer is soon swinging, as the Soviets and Romanians launch an assault toward Budapest. Axis armoured forces attempt to stop the encirclement of the city. This savage and bitter struggle will last for 100 gruelling days.
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