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German Machine Guns Of World War I

Author : Stephen Bull
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World War I's defining weapon for many, Germany's MG 08 machine gun won a formidable reputation on battlefields from Tannenberg to the Somme. Although it was a lethally effective weapon when used from static positions, the MG 08 was far too heavy to perform a mobile role on the battlefield. As the British and French began to deploy lighter machine guns alongside their heavier weapons, the Germans fielded the Danish Madsen and British Lewis as stopgaps, but chose to adapt the MG 08 into a compromise weapon Â? the MG 08/15 Â? which would play a central role in the revolutionary developments in infantry tactics that characterized the last months of the conflict. In the 1940s, the two weapons were still in service with German forces fighting in a new world war. Drawing upon eyewitness battlefield reports, this absorbing study assesses the technical performance and combat record of these redoubtable and influential German machine guns, and their strengths and limitations in a variety of battlefield roles.

World War I German Infantry Weapons

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Luger P08 pistol, Gewehr 98, Mauser C96, MP 18, MG 08, Gewehr 1888, Madsen machine gun, Dreyse M1907, Model 24 grenade, Bergmann MG15 nA Gun, Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr, M1879 Reichsrevolver, MG 18 TuF, Parabellum MG17, Beholla pistol, Kleinflammenwerfer, Wechselapparat, Grossflammenwerfer. Excerpt: The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98 or M98) is a German bolt action Mauser rifle firing the 8x57mm cartridge from a 5 round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k. It was hence the main rifle of the German infantry during World War I. The Gewehr 98 replaced the earlier Gewehr 1888 rifle as the German service rifle. German Empire, 1871-1918.The Gewehr 98, named for 1898, the first year of its manufacture, superseded the earlier Gewehr 1888 in German service. The bolt-action design used for the Gewehr 98 was patented by Paul Mauser on 9 September 1895. The Gewehr 98 itself was the latest in a line of Mauser rifles that were introduced in the 1890s. The German Gewehr-Prufungskommission (G.P.K.) (Rifle Testing Commission) adopted the Gewehr 98 on 5 April 1898. The action was derived from the experimental Gewehr 96 Rifle. In 1901, the first troop issues of the Gewehr 98 Rifles were made to the East Asian Expeditionary Force, the Navy and three premier Prussian army corps. The Gewehr 98 received its first combat use in the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901). In 1904, contracts were placed with Waffenfabrik Mauser for 290,000 rifles and Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) for 210,000 rifles. In 1905, the 8 mm M/88 8x57mm I cartridge which was introduced in 1888 and loaded with a 8.08 mm (.318 in) 14.6 g (226 gr) round nose bullet was replaced by the 8x57mm IS which was loaded with a new 8.20 mm (.323 in) 9.9 g (154 gr) spitzer bullet. The...

World War Ii German Infantry Weapons

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 85. Chapters: Luger P08 pistol, Browning Hi-Power, StG 44, Karabiner 98k, Gewehr 98, Mauser C96, MG 42, FG 42, Walther PP, S-mine, MP 40, MP 18, MG 08, Panzerfaust, List of World War II firearms of Germany, Gewehr 43, MG 34, Dreyse M1907, MP 34, Walther P38, Mauser HSc, Panzerbuchse 39, Panzerschreck, Vis pistol, Model 24 grenade, ZB vz. 26, MG 15, Steyr M1912, Sauer 38H, StG 45(M), MAS-38, Goliath tracked mine, MG 30, MP35, Vz. 33, Volkssturmgewehr 1-5, Gewehr 41, MG 81 machine gun, Fliegerfaust, Volksmaschinengewehr VMG-27, Flammenwerfer 35, MG 17 machine gun, EMP 44, Z vz. 27, Erma EMP-35, FEG 37M Pistol, Bodeo Model 1889, Panzerwurfmine, 8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43, Wimmersperg Spz-kr, HIW VSK, Hafthohlladung, ZH-29, MG 13, MG 45, Model 43 grenade, Sturmpistole, Tellermine 43, Volkspistole, Tellermine 35, ZB-53, Model 39 grenade, ZB vz. 30, Krummlauf, Einstossflammenwerfer 46, Glasmine 43, Tellermine 42, Teller mine, List of World War II infantry anti-tank weapons of Germany, Kampfmesser 42. Excerpt: The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) was a bolt action rifle chambered for the 8x57mm IS cartridge that was adopted as the standard service rifle in 1935 by the German Wehrmacht. It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945. The Karabiner 98k was derived from earlier rifles, namely the Mauser Standardmodell and the Karabiner 98b, which in turn had both been developed from the Gewehr 98. Since the Karabiner 98k rifle was shorter than the earlier Karabiner 98b (the 98b was a carbine in name only, a version of Gewehr 98 long rifle with upgraded sights), it was given the designation Karabiner 98 Kurz, meaning "Carbine 98...

World War I

Author : Spencer Tucker
ISBN : 9781851098798
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Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.

Machine Guns Of World War One

Author : Robert Bruce
ISBN : 1859150780
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Seven classic World War I weapons are illustrated in 250 colour photographs, showing them in close-up, during step-by-step field stripping, and during handling, loading and firing. Gunners wearing period uniforms then put these weapons through live firing trials.Covering the Maxim Maschinengewehr 08, Maxim Maschinengewehr 08/15, Maschinenpistole MP 18/1, Vickers Mk 1, Lewis Mk 1, Hotchkiss Mle 1914 and the Chauchat Mle 1915, this books shows what the guns looked like, sounded like and felt like fire on the battlefields of the Western Front in 1914-18.With concise accounts of each weapon's historical and technical background, and non-technical descriptions of its firing characteristics, the book offers all students of military history a new insight into the physical reality of the Great War as experienced by the men in the trenches.


Author : Harold A. Skaarup
ISBN : 1469750015
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Shelldrake is an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored guns and artillery on display in Canada. The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery is represented by a long and distinguished line of gunners with historical ties back to the days before Canada’s Confederation. The honour of defending Canada while standing ready to support operations overseas in peace and war continues to this day. In doing so, it is necessary to remember that the weapons of war are an integral part of what keeps this nation safe, although the examples that have been used to make it so are few and far between. The descriptions of Canadian artillery and the places of honour where they can be viewed highlights the importance of the equipment that brought our nation forward at key turning points in history when our guns were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical guns preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada’s military contribution to security in the world has evolved.

German Army Manuals Of World War Ii

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