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MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 19 May 2012 19:45

I would like to start 3 'stand alone' threads on German Imperial weaponry. The MG 08, the MG 08/15 and tripods/mounts. Each thread will contain lots of collectors and museum displays and hopefully be very educational. Naturally they will be primarily for the machine gun and machine gunner student but should be very interesting for all.
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 19 May 2012 20:51

Starting off the thread with a ground adaptor for the MG08.
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 05:55

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Note armoured shield proudly displayed behind!
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MG08 Nest

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 06:11

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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 06:15

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Nice view of trench use and conditions of operating. The trench is not quite the usual standard, so perhaps a captured occupation.
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MG08

Post by MG1918 » 20 May 2012 06:17

Hasty AA defence.
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 22 May 2012 04:30

Skeletonised DP MG08 as shown for instructional purposes.
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 22 May 2012 04:32

Superb image of DP MGs.
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Post by MG1918 » 23 May 2012 05:35

Large shield is in many images but a nice piece to find nowadays. Like all good soldiers big heavy items were often 'accidentally' lost.
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 23 May 2012 05:37

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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 24 May 2012 05:41

Another great image of MG08 air defence!!
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 25 May 2012 04:56

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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 25 May 2012 05:00

Seldom seen camouflage set up.
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Re: MG08

Post by John G. » 25 May 2012 18:32

From the jacket collar and other visible "clues" aren't they US machinegunners (either postwar, captured gun, or "sham" photo?)....
You certianly show your passion for "Mr. Maxim"s gun"....keep em coming....
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Re: MG08

Post by MG1918 » 27 May 2012 05:35

John I am glad someone appreciates the effort! Sadly that is all I have of the image but yes you are right some unusual uniform visible. MG08s and other items were sometimes camouflage painted so the wpn itself is not the issue. The ammo belt is clearly not correct so maybe it is staged, but when? Perhaps other members know the original source of the photo and I look fwd to meeting other German MG collectors. Regards, Mark
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