FG 42 bayonet

History, technical sheet and photo

Image : Baïonnette américaine FG 42

FG 42 bayonet history

The Germans developed a bayonet specific to their FG 42 submachine gun primarily intended for their airborne units. During the design, they are largely inspired by the French bayonet M1936. However, the blade is shortened to 26.7 cm in length. As it is not equipped with a guard, it is not intended to serve as a combat knife as such.

Two other versions of bayonets were subsequently produced, but the quantities remained low, since the machine gun was only about 7,000 produced during the war.

FG 42 bayont specification

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: FG 42
Total length: 267 mm

Blade details

Length: 191 mm (7.5 inches)