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The Parabellum MG14 was a 7.9 mm caliber World War I machine gun built by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken. It was a redesign of the MG 08 (itself an adaptation of the Maxim MG) system intended for use on aircraft and zeppelins. The Parabellum MG14/17 is a follow up to the MG14 with a thinner air jacket, redesigned controls and added mounting rail for telescopic sights.
— In-game description
As the weapon uses non-disintegrating links, the reload of the weapon changes depending on how many rounds the player had fired. The character will rewind a partially spent ammo belt (with up to three hand motions) before removing the reel from the weapon. A fully spent belt will be separated from the reel, slightly shortening the process.
The MG14/17 is capable of firing 35 shots before overheating.
There are two variants of the Parabellum MG14/17: Low Weight and Suppressive.
The Parabellum MG14/17 Low Weight is the standard variant of the weapon, featuring a bipod attachment. As with other basic Light Machine Guns, it will gain improved accuracy the longer it is fired without stopping.
The Parabellum MG14/17 Suppressive features a bipod, and an optic as its default sight, allowing superior long-range accuracy when set-up.
- At times, the weapon's reload animation may be mistakenly shortened to removal of the old reel and insertion of the new reel, entirely skipping the removal of the old belt from the weapon.