Many machine guns, such as the AK47, have a distinctive curved magazine, marking them out as a ferociously deadly weapon capable of firing more than one shot per trigger pull.
However, the ‘banana shape’ is far more than just a design quirk, with the curved magazine having numerous advantages in military situations to a straight one.
For example, the bullets used in machine guns are triangular shaped, and are thinner at the top.
If you stack a number of these bullets together then they will naturally form a curve as they fit together.
Therefore, a curved gun will allow you to stack more rounds. Ideal for a weapon which is blasting out more far more bullets than a regular gun…
The curved shape also allows for bullets to feed more smoothly, which comes in useful in the high pressured warzone environments that such weapons are used.