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THE VICKERS-MAXIM MACHINE GUN
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THE VICKERS-MAXIM MACHINE GUN

Author: Martin Pegler
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, May 2013
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-78096-382-3

Synopsis
The engaging story of the Maxim & its descendants, the innovative rapid-fire weapons that saw combat with British, German, Russian & other forces in the late Victorian era & t/out the world wars. 80 pgs.

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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.


 
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