Posted 12 months ago
I was reviewing some post that Hems303 had on machine-guns and remembered I had a book somewhere on machine-guns. I found it and I found the articles that correspond with Hems303 postings.
The Complete MACHINE-GUN 1885 to the Present
By Ivan V. Hogg & Illustrated
Published by Exeter BooksNew York
Release date: January 1, 1979
128 pages beginning with The Defence, James Puckle's gun, patented in 1718, was in effect a flintlock revolver. The chamber in the cylinder was aligned with the barrel by hand, and a crank used to screw it tight and trip the flintlock. It was allegedly intended to fire round balls at Christians and square balls at Turks. In a demonstration in 1722, it fired 63 shots in seven minutes, which was most impressive for the time.
The book ends showing the AKM. This weapon is a simplified version of the AK-47, which uses more stamped parts for ease and speed of manufacture. It has a rate reducer and a compensator, which reduces the tendency for the barrel to climb when the gun is fired on full automatic. Weight: 6 lb 15 oz. Rate of fire: 600 rpm. Muzzle velocity: 2345 fps.
The book jacket:
U.S. Marines in action in Hue during the Tet Offensive; they are firing the M-60 GPGM, a gas-opperated belt-fed gun capable of 600 rounds per minute.
Photo #1: The book with jacket cover
Photo #2: The Sten Mk2 & Mk5
Photo #3: The Browning 50 Heavy Barrel M2 & 30 M1919A4
Photo #4: Bren Mk 1 & Mk 2
These correspond with the postings by Hems303.
Hems303 Machine-Gun postings:
Sten Mk 2:
Bren Light Machine-Gun:
Bren Light Machine-Gun mounted on a British Daimler Ferret Scout Car:
Thanks for looking,