Aircraft of World War I by Kenneth G. Munson

By Kenneth G. Munson

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The air-cooled Hotchkiss was fed by metal stripper trays of 24 or 30 cartridges, and had a cyclic rate of about 500 rounds per minute. The Marines received the new belt-fed Browning M1917 machine gun just after the Armistice. 30-06 by Colt, Westinghouse and Remington, was arguably the best of its type in the war, and weighed a ‘light’ 37lbs with a full water jacket. The belt-fed M1917 and the BAR were released to American forces in large numbers on the eve of the Meuse-Argonne offensive of OctoberNovember 1918; Pershing held up the issue of both weapons to prevent the Germans from capturing and copying them.

His Marine P1917 uniform is easily distinguished from US Army drab by its forest green colour and the breast pocket pleats. A helmet and gasmask will soon be added to his burden. He has the USMC snap canteen cover, and may well be wearing the early P1903/07 cartridge belt. His long pack has his blanket roll in the bottom portion. The mess kit sits in a canvas pouch on the back of the pack, and his bayonet on the off side. 45 pistols as well as the 1903 Springfield rifle. A4 Eagle, globe and anchor hat device This insignia began to be worn by the US Marines just after the Civil War.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Publishers. com, Peterborough, UK A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Print ISBN: 978 1 85532 852 5 PDF e-book ISBN: 978 1 78200 559 9 ePub e-book ISBN: 978 1 78200 519 3 Series Editor: Martin Windrow Design by Black Spot Origination by Valhaven Ltd, Isleworth, UK Dedication I would like to dedicate this book to Pvt Richard Henry and Sgt Edwin T. Beach, both veterans of the 23rd Co/6th Machinegun Battalion. Semper Fidelis.

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