MG3 Machine Gun : Royal Australian Armoured Corps
MG3 Machine Gun. The right hand side of the action body is marked MG3, the serial number and 10/1976. Pressed metal receiver and fluted barrel jacket with a cone shaped muzzle flash suppressor. Folding front post and adjustable leaf rear sight. Black plastic butt and pistol grip. Overall metal parts parkerised black.
This type of machine gun is employed as a coaxial and turret roof mounted anti-aircraft gun by the Royal Australian Armoured Corps on AS1 Leopard tanks.The MG3 is basically a rebarreled version of the World War Two German MG42 machine gun.