MG 08/15

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MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 19 May 2012 20:56

Starting off the MG 08/15 thread with 2 wooden training guns. Used for practising drills.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 05:57

An example of a British captured 08/15 with battle damage.
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MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 06:10

Views in use.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » 23 May 2012 05:42

Good view of ammo boxes and trommel case.
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MG08/15 Bipods

Post by MG1918 » 24 May 2012 05:39

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There are 3 known patterns of issue bipod for the Light Machine Gun. I am looking for 2 types for 2 guns but here is a good image of a well made defensive system and the LMG crew. A normal 08/15 det should consist of 9 soldiers.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » 25 May 2012 04:52

Good images of the 08/15 in use.
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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 28 May 2012 06:09

Another view of the standard bipod.
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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 04 Mar 2014 05:32

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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 04 Mar 2014 05:34

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useful to see the trommel mechanism.
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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 20 Feb 2015 05:29

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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 20 Feb 2015 06:26

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Memorial MG08/15
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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 18 Mar 2016 05:06

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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 18 Mar 2016 05:12

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Re: MG 08/15

Post by at6 » 29 Mar 2016 01:00

nice post. did you know that null acht funfzehn (0815)is a German saying for "nothing special, ordinary"? this was due to the MGs widespread use in the war.

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Re: MG 08/15

Post by MG1918 » 30 Mar 2016 06:51

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