Leave It To The Germans: New Grass Mowing Machine Gun

Back during the Second World War, the Nazis rolled out the MG 42, known as “Hitler’s Buzz Saw.”

And that it was . . .

Pushing out up to 1,500 rounds per minute, the gun literally sounded like a buzz saw and was one of the weapons that troops feared the most.

Now that Germany has moved on from mass slaughter under Hitler and onto precision engineering under BMW, the new HK121 is representative of modern Germany . . . and the envy of firearms manufacturers around the world.

The HK121 is a machine gun that uses a powerful 7.62 round with so little recoil combined with a high cyclic rate (number of rounds per minute) that if you owned a diamond shaped lawn that was leveled perfectly, you could literally mow your entire lawn in about 32 seconds.

Sure it would be expensive and any neighbors within 2 miles downrange would most likely take you off of their Christmas card list, but hey, this is America.

Watch the video above to see it in action and note that the “buzz saw” was likely used to mow down the techno kid who made that horrible background music.

Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.