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Maxim Heavy Machine Gun of 1910

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Used by the Russian Army during WW1 and also the Red Army during WW2, it was imported to many countries including China, 'Maxim Machine Gun' was adopted in 1910, and was replaced by the Gorunov SG-43 in 1943, although manufacturing did not cease until the end of the second world war. This one is dated 1944. On the top of the barrel cooling jacket is an opening for inserting snow or water for cooling.

Added:
14th Mar 2009 by Museum of Technology

Subjects:
Design and Technology, History, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Keywords:
WW1, WW2, Machine Gun, Weapon

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