25-round, single stack-column detachable box magazine
General Ingame Information
USA Poland (Resistance)
The M1941 LMG was designed in 1940 by the Marine Corps Reserve Col. Melvin M. Johnson. After the unsuccessful M1941 Johnson Rifle, Cpt. Melvin Johnson's goal was to create a better semi-automatic weapon. The development that followed resulted in the M1941 Johnson Machine Gun, which was different from many other machine guns because it was recoil operated, not gas operated like many other machine guns. Two versions of the Johnson existed in the form of the aforementioned M1941 and the newer M1944. Each differed from one another in that the M1941 was fielded with a wooden butt and folding bipod assembly. The M1944 featured a monopod in place of the bipod along with a more tubular butt with a buttplate. Both were mechanically the same but offered up differences in handling.
Unfortunately for Cpt. Melvin Johnson, his machine gun had the same fate as its counterpart, failure. However, despite being rejected, it was still used in combat. It was used in the Pacific Theater but it was prone to jamming after extended use. These kind of drawbacks didn't allow the Johnson to be as successful as other light machine guns.