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Re: MG 08

Post by Solder1234 » 27 Oct 2016 20:27

Was the mg08 always in a sand bunker or was it used in the open ontop of the trench?

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Re: MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 04 Nov 2016 15:41

You will find references to the MG08 almost everywhere! Air/balloon/zeppelin use, in forts, on trains, in bunkers, on various mounts, on carts the list goes on and on. Are you able to expand upon the question so members can better help?
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Re: MG 08

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Re: MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 13 Nov 2016 18:50

Am I the only one interested in German WWI MG's?? Still looking for fellow enthusiasts and hopefully expand collections? Does anyone have any images of the sled tools?
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Re: MG 08

Post by Tanzania » 13 Nov 2016 22:38

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In another part of the Forum are also some MG´s pictured.

Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 3&t=217161

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Re: MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 14 Nov 2016 05:34

Fantastic Holger - thanks. Mark
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Re: MG 08

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Re: MG 08

Post by Tanzania » 20 Nov 2016 13:19

Hi MG1908,

Do you know how the heated water of the cooling jacket around the gun barrels were
replaced against fresh, cooler water? I saw many times tubes and water cans at this MG´s.
Was this done by a hand-pump or was the effect by the cold-warm water circulation sufficient?

Cheers Holger
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Re: MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 20 Nov 2016 19:46

Holger the hose is actually a steam hose. Water heats up inside the jacket escapes through the steam tube within the water jacket and then 'out' through the hose. Water is added into the water jacket using the water plug.
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Re: MG 08

Post by Tanzania » 21 Nov 2016 16:10

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the explanation, this make sense.

So I expected, the water consumption of these MG type depend also from the ambient temperature.
That means, in hot areas was particularly important to ensure for enough water during longer fights,
whereas during fights in mountains this could be neglected?!?

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Post by Tanzania » 22 Nov 2016 17:22

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Re: MG 08

Post by LineDoggie » 23 Nov 2016 04:05

Tanzania wrote:Hi MG1908,

Do you know how the heated water of the cooling jacket around the gun barrels were
replaced against fresh, cooler water? I saw many times tubes and water cans at this MG´s.
Was this done by a hand-pump or was the effect by the cold-warm water circulation sufficient?

Cheers Holger
Water in the jacket boils at approx 600 rds fired and becomes steam which travels through the Hose to a Condenser can were some goes back to being water
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Re: MG 08

Post by karlik » 23 Nov 2016 09:51

Tanzania wrote:3317_2014_0640_0032.jpg
http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankf ... g&format=0
Hi!
What is a model of MG: MG99, MG01, MG03 or MG08?
Best regards!

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Re: MG 08

Post by Tanzania » 24 Nov 2016 20:44

LineDoggie wrote:
Tanzania wrote:Hi MG1908,

Do you know how the heated water of the cooling jacket around the gun barrels were
replaced against fresh, cooler water? I saw many times tubes and water cans at this MG´s.
Was this done by a hand-pump or was the effect by the cold-warm water circulation sufficient?

Cheers Holger
Water in the jacket boils at approx 600 rds fired and becomes steam which travels through the Hose to a Condenser can were some goes back to being water
Hi LineDoggie,
thanks for the addition explenation. It remember me to an old German Movie, - sorry but this could be not translated.
Stelle mer uns mal janz dumm; - was is ne Dampfmaschine?“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKY-3qUioPc



Hi Karlik
Sorry, but I dont know. I thought you could answer me this question.

Cheers Holger
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Re: MG 08

Post by MG1918 » 13 Dec 2016 05:22

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