ZB vz. 26

Lehký kulomet vz. 26 (LK vz. 26)
ZB vz. 26 ZB vz. 26
Originální název:
Original Name:
ZB vz. 26
kulomet machine gun
DD.MM.1925-DD.MM.1939 Československá zbrojovka Brno, Brno /
DD.MM.1939-DD.08.1942 Waffenwerke Brünn, Brno /
DD.MM.1945-DD.MM.1953 Zbrojovka Brno, Brno /
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Hmotnost nenabité zbraně:
Weight Unloaded:
9,650 kg 21.27 lb
7,92 mm
8 x 57 IS
1162 mm 3 ft 9 ¾ in
Délka hlavně:
Barrel Length:
602 mm 1 ft 11 ¾ in
Kapacita zásobníku:
Magazine Capacity:
Rychlost střelby:
Rate of Fire:
600 ran/min 600 rpm
Úsťová rychlost:
Muzzle Velocity:
760 m/s 2493.4 ft/s
Uživatelské státy:
User States:

označení Československé armády: LK vz. 26
označení Wehrmachtu a Waffen-SS: MG 26(t)
Czechoslovak army designation: LK vz. 26
Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS designation: MG 26(t)
Chant, Chris: Pěchotní zbraně

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ZB vz. 26

Manufacturer: Zbrojovka Brno
Weapon type: light machine gun
Manufacturer's designation: light machine gun vz.26
Years of production: 1925 to 1941
Designation of the Slovak Army: light machine gun vz.26
Number in the arsenal of words. Army: 10,100 pieces
Caliber: 7.92 mm
Barrel length: 602 mm
Muzzle velocity: 750 m/s
Range: 3500 m
Cadence: 550 rounds/min
Weapon weight: 9.66 kg
Ammunition type: long round, straight magazine for 20 rounds
Special features: improved models vz.27 and vz.30. Exported to Afghanistan, England, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. Manufactured for the German army until 1941. A total of over 145,000 machine guns of all models were produced.
Short history: developed in 1924 by V. Holek under the name Praga 24, License sold to England
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due to the importance of weapons for us and also to the fact that I had the opportunity to take a picture of you 26ku here I give you a picture..
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this is, however, made until after the annexation of Czechoslovakia after r. 1939
this is evidenced by the acceptance mark "Waffenamt"....WaA 63..Zbrojovka Brno.
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Precise data:
Muzzle speed: 830 m/s
Cadence: theoretical: 600 rounds per minute
Practical: 200 rounds per minute
Weight of the weapon: 8.84 kg
Barrel weight: 2.5 kg
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And this is what it looks like filled Idea
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After the occupation of the Czech lands was the LK vz. 26 accepted into the armament of the Wehrmacht after the designation MG 26(t) (maschinengewehr modell 26 tschechoslovakische).

The paradox, therefore, is that the design of this gun fought in WWII. on both sides - in the original design on the side of the states of the Axis - in the form of a machine-gun BREN on the allied side..
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in addition to our and the German army it took other armies, especially the Romanian and yugoslav (indicated there was Puska-Mitralez 7.9 mm M26) in German service it was used in addition to WH (here rather from a lack of MG 34) in particular, units of the SS which originally were not allowed to restrict the supply for the WH. In the service of the machine-guns lasted until the end of the war, there are references about the tray for 30 rounds, unfortunately I didn't confirm..
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Citace - bitaxe :

in addition to our and the German army it took other armies, especially the Romanian and yugoslav (indicated there was Puska-Mitralez 7.9 mm M26)...

Already in 1927, was the first delivery of 1’500 light machine guns ZB-26. Weapons in Yugoslavia have received the label Puškomitraljez Zbrojovka 7,9 mm M-26. The yugoslavs, however, should objections to the low reliability of the machine gun ZB-26, which, however, was caused by the poor quality of gunpowder, which were filled with yugoslav ammo. Brno zbrojovka therefore, the yugoslav army offered the machine gun ZB-30, developed on the basis of operating experience from Romania, where it displayed the same problems with poor quality gunpowder. A modified machine gun received the designation ZB-30J and Yugoslavia them in 1936 took 15’of 500 pieces.
(quotes from me of the upcoming article about czechoslovak. the export of small arms 1920-1938).
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I managed to in the museum at Žižkov take a picture of the LK vz. 26 in the cut. The bright smudge through the stack is a reflection on the glass display case..
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Light machine gun "ZB" vz. 26 is a automatic weapon with a fixed, air cooled main, which is after the shot to the ejection of the empty shell casings and re-charge the used gas pressure acting on the piston.
Main parts a light machine gun are:

  1. a complete barrel
  2. full case conclusion
  3. conclusion
  4. spoušťadlo
  5. butt
  6. pedestal

Further belong to the light machine gun magazine, facilities and equipment.

Prescription D-XIII-4b Doctrine of the light machine gun "ZB" vz. 26 (interim regulation); Printer WELL 1927
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Úplná hlaveň

1st barrelň
It is steel, 602 mm long. Inside the bore there are 4 fields and 4 grooves forming a right-hand thread, the bore diameter between the fields is 7,92 mm. The barrel ends 35 mm before the mouth of the barrel. A hole is drilled in the unlined čpart (without tracks) through which the gases flow into the gas holder. At the mouth of the barrel there is a thread for dampening the fire.
The barrel is air-cooled - it is fitted with žebration. In the rear čpart of the barrel ě there are threaded žribs on the barrel, by which the barrel ěň is connected to the threaded housing.

2. gas handle
It is mounted on the řfront čpart of the barrelě, a connecting channel is drilled in it. This channel is used to discharge the gases into the piston tube. On top of the handle is the fly rod and fly guard. Inside the handle is a track in which is a fire dampening safety.

3. fire suppression;
is screwed onto the mouth of the barrel.

4. the collar of the barrelě
In 1/3 of the barrelě is a rotatingčivě collar barrelě for the handleť.

5. handleť
The handleť is hinged and serves for quick handling of the barrel and for carrying the machine gun. When the handle is turned down to the left, it is used to hold the machine gun upright.

Předpis D-XIII-4b Doctrine of the light machine gun "ZB" vz. 26 (provisional předpis); MNO Printer 1927
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I dug around in my library a bit and dug out the 1937 NCO manual(they were the same since 1934 so to speak), and found a few pictures:
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If someone wanted a super-manic training nábóje of the LK vz.26, had to have a special attachment and the barrel, which narrowed the barrel, this resulted in the necessary pressure gas to move the piston.

Source: "Twenty years of czechoslovak.the army in the liberated state".
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From the manual for non-commissioned officers and books ČS.ARMY 1932-1939 I nascenoval a few pictures of how the shot was fired from okopů, which were according to regulation. A map shows the trench for the light machine gun, in the pictures, unfortunately, is the trench for heavy machine gun, which had the shape of "L", headed by "elka" was the shooter and in the right part of the střelecův helper, with a light machine gun it was about the charger..
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vz. 26, the frames are vaianty for the tray and also for the ammo belt
Ostrava NATO Days 2009.
ZB vz. 26 - vlastní foto

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ZB vz. 26 - vlastní foto

vlastní foto
ZB vz. 26 - vlastní foto

vlastní foto
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VHU Praha, 8.5.2010, vlastní foto
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26 (and/or manufactured for the German army - not all items of the accessories must be of Czechoslovak origin)

Leather bag for two magazines
Textile bag for seven trays

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz.26

Textile cover for the weapon and carrying strap
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Accessories for machine gun vz.26

Machine gunner and gun cleaning tools
The tool also includes a set of small spare parts, mostly various springs, a spare extractor and striker, and rags for cleaning.

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz.26

Cleaning on the gun
The barrel groove cleaning tool was used to remove deposits in the grooves that could not be removed with a brush
ZB vz. 26 - vyterák

ZB vz. 26 - kefa

ZB vz. 26 - nástroj na čistenie drážok

nástroj na čistenie drážok
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26

Oil pans and box for vaseline
There are two oil boxes, because one kind of oil was used for cleaning the gun, another kind for lubrication and preservation

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26

Tools: combines, punches, combined tool also used as a hammer

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26

Extension for firing practice ammunition
(Is it of Czechoslovak origin?)

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26

Extensive equipment
(Is it of Czechoslovak, German or even British (for BREN machine gun) origin?)

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Accessories for machine gun vz. 26

Sights for anti-aircraft firing
(What is their origin?)

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk
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Citace - petr.archi :

stack -detail...
this one is made after the annexation of Czechoslovakia after 1939
The factory mark "WaffenAmt"....WaA 63...Zbrojovka Brno

Waffenamt is not the name of the armaments factory, but of the receiving officer (?) assigned to that armaments factory, who received weapons for the Reich defense forces.
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Lišák is correct the company was marked with a three-letter designation (usually because there were also two-letter ones) for Brno Armoury it is usually the mark "dot"
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if I manage to take a picture of the vz. 26 for the afghan army. It looks to be in pretty good condition for having been in the ground for many years. Probably from the drought.
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I assume his fate will be controlled explosive disposal, no?
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If you can get a picture of the Afghan one (maybe the markings) we'd be happy.
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Citace - Alchemist :

Accessories for the vz. 26 machine gun

Sights for anti-aircraft firing
(What is their origin?)

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk

The source is CSR, but they are for the vz.30
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Citace - Alchemist :

Accessories for the vz. 26 machine gun

Extension device
(Is it of Czechoslovak, German or even British (for the BREN machine gun) origin?)

Source: germanmilitaria.co.uk

Also for the vz30 , vz26 does not have a hole in the bottom of the claw for attaching the knife....
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