What belt for Hungarian tank machine gun 34/4C?


I have just examined in a Swiss museum a Hungarian machine gun labeled as “Tank machine gun model 34/4C caliber 8mm”.

I have checked the excellent website provided by Strakv ( militiahungarorum.extra.hu ) but the page on that machine gun is still “under construction”.

What is the caliber of that machine gun ?
From the way it is displayed in the museum, I can’t really say how it is fed : Metal belt ? Fabric belt ? or even magazine ? Does anyone have any data on that subject ?

Thanks in advance for any help,


My dear Jean Fran

Thanks Philippe for this most complete answer.

Next time I will visit that Swiss museum, I will ask to have a look “with the hands” on this machine gun.