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The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun - Weapon 25 (Paperback)
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The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun - Weapon 25 (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/05/2013
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780963822
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

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“Very interesting read and reference book”

From the C19th into the C20th this book covers it all. I really like the clarity of the photos used to show the machinie gun during action, it build a very telling narrative of the original state of the gun and its... More

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