More machine guns…

The gun in this video, a Vickers, operates on a different principle than the M1917, but its layout and employment are very similar.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b29-BgRQkxU]

The video mentions using short bursts to avoid overheating, but the whole point of using a water-cooled gun was that you DIDN’T have to fire short bursts. With water on board, you could fire to your hearts content.

2 thoughts on “More machine guns…”

  1. Well, to be fair to the British gentlemen, they were trained for short bursts, and I’m fairly certain that the British Army doesn’t exactly train on water-cooled machine guns anymore.

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