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Old October 23, 2010, 07:59 AM   #63
Mike Irwin
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"It was designed for taking down Zeppelins,balloons and planes,it isn't no .22. "

No, no it wasn't.

It was, like many other heavy machine guns of the time, designed primarily as a way of dealing with the new tanks and other mechanized vehicles that were making an appearance on the battlefield.
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