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The Maschinengewehr 08 (German: Machinegun 08) or MG 08 was Imperial Germany's standard general-purpose machinegun during World War I. It was a modification of the Maxim gun design, and came in a number of different chamberings, most commonly 7.92mm Mauser. Its rate of fire was 500-600 rounds per minute, and was mounted on vehicles like the A7V. Two air-cooled variants, the lMG 08 and the Parabellum MG 14, were produced in 1915 for aircraft such as the Fokker Dr.I.A light variant for use by infantry units was also produced in 1915, the MG 08/15. It became the most commonly deployed LMG by German forces.
The weapon comes with a large supply of ammunition. It can be continuously fired for about five seconds, at which point the weapon will jam (and be automatically cleared by the character). As with other machine guns in the game, its cone of fire starts off wide when cold, but gains accuracy as more rounds are fired.
- The MG 08/15 has a unique animation when spotting, as the player character will only gesture with his left hand's index finger while retaining hold of the weapon's carry handle.