When the MG34 machine gun first entered service it was something new in warfare - a genuine general-purpose machine gun. The ease with which it could be carried, along with the high rate of fire, made it the premium machine gun of its day, and it was used by the Germans in large numbers during the Second World War. Although the later MG42 was simpler to manufacture in large quantities, the MG34 remained widely used throughout the war.
This is a set of game pieces for the Zvezda 'Art of Tactic' game system. It consists of two MG34 machine guns with two crew each - one gunner and one observer. Although we have shown the pieces separately they are actually intended to be mounted together as seen here, See the sprue image for full details of the parts that go to make up these figures, and note that the box also contains game cards for the unit. Although not primarily a figure set in the traditional sense, the figures are accurate and very nicely done. By removing the pegs by which they attach to the game base they could easily be used to bolster the presence of the MG-34 in any early war German army.