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Parabellum MG14/17

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.[1]

Battlefield 1Edit

This item has a Codex entry: Parabellum MG14/17
"A lightweight redesign of the MG08 system featuring a higher rate of fire. The MG14 and its variants were widely used on planes of the Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte."

— In-game description

The aircraft version, the Parabellum MG 14 is found mounted on the German Halberstadt CL.II and Gotha G.IV aircrafts.

The Parabellum MG14/17 is a weapon introduced in Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion as a light machine gun for the Support kit.

As the weapon uses non-disintegrating links, the reload of the weapon changes depending on how many rounds the player had fired. The reload when only few shots were fired shows the player character removing the reel and pulling out the belt. Reloads with more expended ammo shows the character rewinding the 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.

Low Weight Edit

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.

Suppressive Edit

The Parabellum MG14/17 Suppressive features a bipod, and an optic as its default sight, allowing superior long-range accuracy when set-up.




  • The unlock assignment for the Low Weight variant originally called for the player to destroy two air vehicles specifically using the Madsen MG Trench variant. This was changed from that to destroying two air vehicles using any LMG due to overwhelming feedback criticizing the difficulty of the original requirement.
  • The plane variant (before being introduced as DLC), for the backseat gunner on some planes does not show the fabric belt feeding through the left side port of the gun after being fired and simply disappearing from sight. The same thing can be seen with the Maxim gun.


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