mg 42 on Lafette tripod

Above An MG-42 mounted on a Lafette 42 tripod.As with the Latette 34 , the Lafette 42 had extending legs , which was a feature primarily designed to give ground clearance when the gun was used in the anti-aircraft rolr.At 20.5 kg , the Lafette 42 was about 3 kg lighter then it's predecessor.