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Chinese soldier with Czech-made ZB vz. 26 light machine gun and German-style helmet, date unknown

Caption   Chinese soldier with Czech-made ZB vz. 26 light machine gun and German-style helmet, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 May 2010



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1. Anonymous says:
15 Jul 2010 10:59:17 AM

It is not semi automatic ZH 29 but light machine gun ZB 26 without magazine!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Sep 2012 07:01:09 PM

THE WEAPON IN PHOTOGRAPH IS A Vz26 THAT WAS BUILT BY CZ BRio, AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST LIGHT MACHINE GUNS. TODAY IT COULD BE CALLED A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON(SAW)AND WAS THE FORERUNNER OF THE BRITISH BREN GUN. CHAMBERED FOR THE 7.92x57MM/7.9MM AND USED A 20 ROUND MAGAZINE, IT WAS ALSO CHAMBERED FOR A VARIETY OF CARTRIDGES.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Sep 2012 05:13:47 PM

THE Vz26 WAS ALSO COPIED BY THE COMMUNIST CHINESE. DID YOU KNOW CHINA DIDN'T HAVE A LARGE INDUSTRIAL BASE UNTIL THE 1960s MOST OF THE WORK WAS COMPLETED IN ARMORIES AND WORKSHOPS.
THE CHINESE ALSO CONVERTED THE Vz26 FROM THE 7.92MM TO 7.62MM THIS TOOK A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT. BY THE TIME WORK WAS COMPLETED THE Vz26 WAS CONSIDERED OBSOLETE NEVERTHELESS BY
THE EARLY 1950s, LARGE NUMBERS WERE ISSUED TO THE CHINESE ARMY AND LOCAL MILITIA'S
4. reedcat says:
27 Oct 2014 12:18:29 PM

IMHO it is "Bren" MG: the original vz.26 has another flash suppressor. In China has bought and produce enough Brens, on another hand the vz.26 is relatively seldom weapon.

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