Reverse angle view of a Maxim MG08 on display; color. Authored By: Dan Alex | Last Edited: The machine gun generated a terrible presence as the appearance of just a single such unit could very well turn the tide of a given battle in favor of the users. Relics all wood replica of the infamous German Imperial WW1 infantry medium machine gun. A number of efforts were made, but the first practical result was obtained only after the invention of a synchronization mechanism by Anthony Fokker that permitted firing through the propeller arc without hitting the propeller blades. £8,500.00 Add to cart. There were a number of instances of loss of synchronization, resulting in damage to the aircraft's propeller. During the period between the wars, no fewer than 17 foreign armies bought this machine gun, especially from Belgium, the Netherlands and Yugoslavia. When aiming at enemy infantry, it usually comes with a muzzle disk. Compared to the MG 08/15 only a limited number were built before the end of the war. Taking the standard tripod-mounted MG 08 and lightening by redesigning the receiver. You Might Also Like. The MG08 was the German Arum’s standard machine gun in WW1 and was an adaptation of the original 1884 Maxim gun, firing up to 600 rounds of ammunition per minute at targets up to 3600m away. The Maschinengewehr 08, or MG08, was the German Army's standard machine gun in World War One and is an adoption of Hiram S. Maxim's original 1884 Maxim Gun. Because of the Sino-German alliance, the Germans supplied the Chinese with MG 08s. 0 bids. £85. However, the Air Service wanted more than just reconnaissance and bombing aircraft. Pre-Owned. The lMG 08 was used on almost all German fighter aircraft of the WWI period. Right side view of a Maxim MG08 on display. A flame arrester is added to the MG 08 from 1916. A lightened and thus more portable version — by "stepping-down" the upper rear and lower forward corners of the original MG 08's rectangular-outline receiver and breech assembly — was tested as a prototype in 1915 by a team of weapon designers under the direction of a Colonel Friedrich von Merkatz—the MG 08/15. Building these takes usually 1-2 months and can be built only during summer season (April-September) because of climate temperatures. $129.00. From Portugal +$20.00 shipping. The MG 08. ... WW2 GERMAN ARMY MACHINE GUNS TECHNIC MG 08/15 MG 34 sMG DREYSE 13 UNIFORMS FLAGS. Its rate of fire was 500-600 rounds per minute and was mounted on vehicles like the A7V. The Maschinengewehr 08, or MG 08, was the German Army's standard machine gun in WWI and is an adaption of Hiram S. Maxim's original 1884 Maxim gun. Developed under the direction of Colonel von Merkatz, the MG08/15 was an adaptation of the MG08. To overcome this difficulty, a design team at the Fokker works consisting of Messrs. Lubbe, Heber, and Leimberger devised a system that operated via a flexible shaft. In addition to the fixed mount, an experimental flexible mount was also devised for the LMG08/15. Like the original MG 08, because of transportation difficulties, the M1917 Browning machine gun and other machine guns slowly replaced the Type 24 for the NRA after the Chinese Civil War. Jan 21, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Tom Blackmore. | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com. The Maschinengewehr 08 (German: Machinegun 08) or MG 08 was Imperial Germany's standard heavy machine gun during World War I.It was a modification of the Maxim gun design, and came in a number of different chamberings, most commonly 7.92mm Mauser. Gun Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Product Information. Later aircraft almost universally used a twin synchronized setup, including Germany’s most famous ace, Baron von Richthofen ‘The Red Baron.’ There were vario… This new weapon came late in the war and very few were actually produced. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. After its introduction in 1915, synchronization technology was rapidly being developed. In early 1915, the German Air Service began to mount machine guns on reconnaissance and bombing aircraft. When the war began in August 1914, approximately 12,000 MG 08s were available to b The German army in WW1 didn’t have a true LMG like the Chauchat and Lewis. ... a very nice historic example of the rare ww1 german mg.08/15 machine gun. When so mounted, the ground gun's pistol grip, as well as a modified stock were fitted. A carrying handle, today standard on light and general purpose machine guns, made it possible for the gunner to carry the weapon with one hand. The problem was particularly acute at low engine speeds and during periods of extremely low temperature. The MG 08, often mistakenly called the Maxim MG 08, is a German derivative of the Maxim gun used during WW1. Like the original MG 08, it needs a crew of four. Discover (and save!) Ultimately it was the Parabellum and not the Maxim that was chosen for standardization as the Air Service's flexibly mounted gun. This weapon is custom built from solid steel and wood. The gun's receiver is similar to the MG 08's gun body. Some smaller details may be plastic but all important structures are steel. There are a total of [ 21 ] World War I Machine Guns (1914-1918) entries in the Military Factory. The Maxim 08 lasted in operational service from 1908 (hence the designation) through 1945, the final year of World War 2. With a muzzle break and flash hider, the wooden grip scales broken, substantial remains of the original finish, no tripod, with a two-tone camouflage water/steam box. 1 Variants 1.1 MG08/15 1.2 MG08/18 1.3 MG16 1.4 IMG08 1.5 Type 24 2 References 3 See Also The new, portable automatic weapon that emerged was christened the MG08/15. This gun is not able to be mounted on sledge mounts. By popular demand, here is the MG08/15 video without music. Deactivated Machine Guns, Guns, New Items. Buy MAXIM MG 08/15 Machine Gun TRANSFERABLE 8mm German World War WW I: GunBroker is the largest seller of Machine Guns Class 3 Firearms, NFA & Destructive Devices All: 879852036 German soldiers man a Maxim MG08 during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. T he Maxim 08 is a development of the weapon first accepted by the German military in 1889. Production of both versions reached a fever pitch once the war was in full swing. MG08 MACHINE GUN. USD 10,795.00. :-\ The first standard synchronized gun was the LMG08, which entered service in 1915. The Maxim 08 lasted in operational service from 1908 (hence the designation) through 1945, the final year of World War 2. German machine gun crew. Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken; Spandau; Erfurt Arsenal - Germany, Austria-Hungary; Belgium; Bulgaria; China; Finland; German Empire; Nazi Germany; Norway; North Korea; North Vietnam; Ottoman Empire (Turkey); Poland; Soviet Union; Taiwan; Vietnam, 2,953 feet-per-second (900 meters-per-second). EUR 10,115.00. The Spandau MG 08 (Maschinengewehr 08) was the standard heavy machine gun adopted by the German army prior to World War I (Spandau refers to the Spandau Armory, of the common manufacturers, and 08 is the year it was first issued to the German Army). Close-up detail view of a version of the Maxim MG08; color. 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