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BREN

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The Bren is a British gas operated selective fire light machine-gun adopted from the Czech VZ-26. The Bren version is different in that the old British .303 inch round was rimmed, whereas the VZ-26 was designed for the 7.92 mm Mauser rimless round, hence the curved magazine. The Bren is a reliable, accurate, slow-firing gun first produced in 1936 and still in use today in 7.62 mm NATO calibre. The Bren has a cyclic rate of fire of about 500 rounds per minute depending upon version and takes a 30 round box magazine. The Bren has a muzzle velocity of between 744 and 823 meters per second depending upon model and an effective range of 600 meters.
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CHINA TYPE 26 LMG

The China Type 26 was a Chinese made identical copy of the Czechoslovakian VZ-26 light machine-gun.
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KK 62

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The KK 62 is a Finnish gas-operated light machine-gun based upon the Czech VZ-26 and developed during the late 1950's and early 1960's. The KK 62 is chambered for the Russian 7.62 mm M43 cartridge which it takes from a 100-round continuous link belt and fires with a cyclic rate of between 1000 and 1100 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 730 meters per second and an effective range of 450 meters. The KK 62 470 mm long barrel and is fitted with a pillar foresight and aperture rearsight.
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VALMET M 62

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The Valmet M 62 is a Finnish gas-operated light machine-gun based upon the Czechoslovakian VZ-26 machine-gun. The Valmet M 62 is chambered for the 7.62 mm x 39 cartridge which it takes from a 100-round continuous link belt and fires with a muzzle velocity of 730 meters per second at a cyclic rate of about 1050 rounds per minute with a practical cyclic rate of 300 rounds per minute to an effective range of between 350 and 450 meters. The Valmet M 62has a 470 mm long barrel and is fitted with a pillar foresight and an aperture rearsight. The Valmet M 62 entered service with the Finnish armed forces in 1966 and was subsequently supplied to the government of Qatar.
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VZ-26

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The VZ-26 was a Czechoslovakian light machine-gun made by the Zbrojovka Brno factory from 1928 to 1945. It was an immediate success and was adopted by 25 countries, including Britain as the Bren (in a modified version, the ZGB33 chambered for the British .303 round), and Germany as the MG 26(t). The VZ-26 took a 7.92 mm Mauser calibre round from a 30-round box magazine and had a cyclic rate of fire of 500 rounds per minute automatic, or single shot with a muzzle velocity of 762 meters per second and an effective range of 700 meters. The VZ-26 had a 602 mm long barrel and was fitted with a blade foresight and a tangent aperture rearsight. The VZ-26 was modified to make the VZ-27 model and later the VZ-30 model, both which had the same specifications as the original VZ-26.
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VZ-26 SMG

The Vz-26 SMG was a Czechoslovakian blowback operated, selective fire sub-machine-gun produced from 1949 onwards. The Vz-26 SMG was chambered for the 7.62 mm X 25 Pistol 'P' cartridge which it took from a 32-round box magazine and fired at a cyclic rate of 650 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 550 meters per second. The Vz-24 SMG had a folding metal stock and was in service with the Czechoslovakian from 1952 until 1962.
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VZ-37

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The VZ-37 was a Czechoslovakian medium machine-gun made by the Zbrojovka Brno factory from 1937 to 1945, and intended as a heavy support weapon to accompany the VZ-26. It was chambered for the 7.92 mm Mauser cartridge and was belt fed, firing with a muzzle velocity of 793 meters per second to an effective range of 1000 meters. It could be adjusted to two cyclic rates of fire; 450 and 700 rounds per minute, and was adopted by Britain, and manufactured under licence under the name 'Besa'. The VZ-37 had a 678 mm long barrel and was fitted with a blade foresight and a graduated leaf rearsight.
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VZ-52

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The Vz-52 was a Czechoslovakian gas-operated light machine-gun made by the Zbrojovka Brno factory as a successor to the Vz-26. The Vz-52 was originally chambered for the Czechoslovakian 7.62 mm x 45 cartridge, and later modified to take the Soviet 7.62 mm M43 round. The Vz-52 could be belt fed or magazine fed and fired with a muzzle velocity of 755 meters per second and a cyclic rate of 1200 rounds per minute when belt fed and 900 rounds per minute when magazine fed. The Vz-52 had a 581 mm long barrel and was fitted with a blade foresight and a tangent rearsight with a U.
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