[WWI] Hembrug heavy mg based on Schwarzlose M1908/15

dave fleming dave.fleming at dial.pipex.com
Thu Aug 19 01:50:13 EDT 2004


Quoting Dave Burke <dora9 at sprynet.com>:

> Knut said:
> 
> >
> > Does someone on the list have any ideas as to why such an obsolete
> > weapon would be copied so many years after the end of WW1?
> >
> 
> What about the Lewis gun?  Produced for a long time and used by several
> militaries - including the Japanese during WW2.  I guess that good simple
> designs make sense.
> 
>

The British made extensive use of the Lewis in WW2, especially the early part.

Dave


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