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Old October 11, 2012, 06:38 AM   #2
BlueTrain
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Now we're talking guns!

I looked at several of the videos of Russian Maxim guns being fired. Interesting. Some seemed to have a higher cyclic rate than others and some were leaking water badly, too. Also odd was what appeared to be the ejection of spent cartridges to the front. Some references state the shield on the little wheeled carriage was basically useless. And I wonder how long it took to get used to the charging handle (I guess it is) on the right flying back and forth.

Apparently, any army that ever used water cooled machine guns during WWII was still using them 20 years later, probably the very same guns. But for that matter, some WWII German armored vehicles were also still being used 20 years after the war, just not by the Germans.
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