A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry

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An agile automated machine gun turret. Will fire at targets even if Helldivers will be caught in the crossfire.

— Ship Management Terminal

The A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry is a sentry capable of laying down sustained for a long duration. It is effective for thinning crowds of enemies, letting helldivers focus more threatening targets.


Call-in Time Standard 7.75 seconds
Upgraded 4.75 seconds
Uses Unlimited
Cooldown Standard 120 seconds
Upgraded 108 seconds
Fire Rate 660 RPM
Ammo Standard 130
Upgraded 195
Turn Rate Standard 96 °/s
Upgraded 160 °/s

Detailed Weapon Statistics

A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry
Main Health 200
Main Armor Armor AV2 Icon.png Light II
Fire Rate 660 rpm
Cooldown 120 sec
Call-in Time 8 s
Capacity 130
Rifle 8x60mm Full Metal Jacket Projectile
Rifle 8x60mm Full Metal Jacket
Caliber 8 mm
Mass 11 g
Initial Velocity 820 m/s
Drag Factor 30%
Gravity Factor 100%
Penetration Slowdown 25%
Standard 90
vs. Durable 23
Direct Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Slight Angle Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Large Angle Armor AP3 Icon.png Medium I
Extreme Angle Armor AP1 Icon.png Light I
Special Effects
Demolition Force 10
Stagger Force 15
Push Force 12

Gameplay Tips

  • You can stand on top of the sentry when it is engaging the enemy, now you won't be caught in the crossfire.
    • Alternatively, you can also lay prone near the sentry which accomplishes the same thing.

Applicable Ship Modules

The following Ship Modules affect the A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry:

Department Ship Module Effect
Engineering Bay Synthetic Supplementation Reduces the cooldown of the sentry from 180 to 162 seconds(2 minutes, 42 seconds).
Advanced Construction Increases the health of the sentry by 50%
Robotics Workshop Dynamic Tracking Reduces the deplyment time from 3 to 0 seconds.
Shock Absorption Gel Increases ammo of the sentry by 50%
High-Quality Lubricant Increases the rotational speed of the sentry


Tutorial Video Demonstrating Use of the A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry

Change History




  • Sentries now have a higher destruction value so most explosions do not instantly destroy them regardless of the damage amount.



  • Reduced cooldown from 180 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Increased durability* from 0% to 80%.
  • Increased projectile damage from 80 to 90
  • Increased projectile damage against durable* body parts from 7.5% to 25%



  • Increased health to match other Sentries.