Maxim machine gun 7.92mm


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01. Original name MG08  
02. Other official names Maxim 7.92; Maschinengewehr 08  
03. Popular names Mg08  
05. Designed by Hiram S Maxim  
06. Design date Adaption of the 1884 design; adopted 1908  
07. In service date(s) 1908-1945 (Germany);1911-1960s (China)  
08. Adopted by German empire, Nazi Germany, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Lithuania, Netherlands, China, Finland, North Korea, Spanish republic, Turkey, Norway, Poland, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia  
09. Production quantities 225,000+: 72,000 MG08; 130,000 MG08/15; 23,000 LMG08/15  
10. Mechanism Short recoil, toggle locked (water cooled)  
11. Weight 69kgs with water; 65kgs without; 18.2kgs gun only  
12. Mountings Bipod and tripod mounted. No shoulder firing of this heavy machine gun. Also adapted for aircraft and anti-aircraft roles  
14. Comments / Other information Variants: IMG08, MG08/15, LMG08/15, MG08/18, HMG Type 24  
13. Practicality in action Extensively used by army's around the world and in service for almost 40 years. With a sustainable rate of fire, circa 600rpm and being water-cooled the maxim was a formidable weapon in the field. Effective range of up to 2000m maximum range of 3500m. 250 round fabric belt fed  
04. Chamberings 7.92x57mm Mauser; 7.65x53mm Mauser  
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