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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2022 9:17 p.m. PST

"When we think of the First World War the weapon that often comes to mind first is the water-cooled Maxim machine gun. The Maxim gun came to dominate the battlefield, rapidly halting the war of movement in 1914 seeing the beginning of a stalemate that would last four bloody years.

As the stalemate dragged on both sides sought new ways to break the deadlock. Everything from colossal artillery bombardments to tanks and chemical weapons were tried but one of the simplest ideas was for a portable, mobile machine gun capable of being operated by one or two men that could use its high rate of fire to pin down enemy troops and machine guns…"


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Durban Gamer04 May 2022 3:46 a.m. PST

Madsen was used by the Brits in East Africa.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 3:10 p.m. PST

Thanks!

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Blaubaer05 May 2022 2:42 p.m. PST

In 1914 the numbers of machine guns had been pretty low at any side. The fast firing bolt action rifles create that stalemate. All the other stuff help to thin out the lines, not more or less.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 3:17 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


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