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VICKERS-MAZIM MACHINE GUN

WEAPON N. 25

Codice: 228A155025

€ 18,00

80 pagine, abbondantemente illustrate con foto e artwork, presentano il disegno, lo sviluppo, l’impiego e l’impatto sulla storia dell’arma presa in esame.

The world's first self-powered machine gun, the Maxim gun became a potent symbol of Victorian colonialism in the closing years of the 19th century. It was the brainchild of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born firearms inventor who founded the company bearing his name with financing from Albert Vickers, who became the company's chairman; Maxim's company was absorbed by Vickers, Sons and Company in 1897. Subsequent variants in British, German and Russian service - the .303in Vickers (1912), 7.92mm MG 08 (1908) and 7.62mm PM M1910, respectively - dominated both the Eastern and Western Fronts during World War I and soldiered on into World War II, while the Vickers remained in front-line British service essentially unchanged until 1968. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and written by a noted authority, this is the engaging story of the Maxim and its descendants, the innovative rapid-fire weapons that saw combat with British, German, Russian and other forces in the late Victorian era and throughout the world wars.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

illustrato

Pagine

80

Misure

18,5 x 25,5

Rilegato

No

ISBN
9781780963822

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