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#1 krieg

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:41 AM

does any member know did the british have a light belt fed machine gun
i know the bren and the vickers :confused:
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:05 AM

does any member know did the british have a light belt fed machine gun
i know the bren and the vickers :confused:


The British used the US Browning M1919 .30 cal machinegun and the M2 .50 cal machine gun and BAR M1918 through Lend Lease. In addition to the Bren they also used the Lewis light machinegun and the Vickers-Berthier light machinegun. Except the M1919 and M2 the others were all drum or magazine fed.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:08 AM

There was also the Besa 7.92mm machine gun, although this was used only in armoured vehicles.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:11 AM

There was also the Besa 7.92mm machine gun, although this was used only in armoured vehicles.


Yes there is. I was assuming tjhat he meant only infantry weapons :).
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:12 AM

None of the belt-fed guns in use by anyone in WW2 could be called "light" by current standards. The closest were the German MG 34 and MG 42, but they were GPMGs in modern parlance.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:15 AM

thanks for your info i have always thort that the 30 cal us machine gun wos classed as a light wepon
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