The Breda Modello 30 was the standard light machine gun of the Italian infantry. It was issued at platoon level and gave the rifle squads extra firepower. As a light machine gun it had many problems and these included jamming and overheating. It was fed by a 20 round stripper clips which had to be oiled by a lubricated device. Despite all its faults it formed the main base of fire for infantry units during the war.