German MGs Id

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Jun 2017 20:22

Hi all,

Schwarzlose M1907-12 machinegun but, Any idea about the country of the soldiers ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby von thoma » 17 Jun 2017 14:36

They look like Hungarian soldiers.
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 18 Jun 2017 20:13

Thanks, von thoma

I guess that the image should be taken in 1920s or 1930s

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 27 Aug 2017 18:25

Hi all,

An MG08 machinegun but....are German Imperial Army or Reichswehr soldiers ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby von thoma » 29 Aug 2017 00:26

Not Reichswehr soldiers.
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 31 Aug 2017 21:58

Thanks, von thoma

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 19 Sep 2017 21:46

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these machineguns ?? :?
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby peeved » 19 Sep 2017 22:09

Hi Sturm,

I'd say twin aircraft Lewis Mark II or II*.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 20 Sep 2017 21:22

Thank you, Markus.

Is this a standard AA mount or a field improvisation ?

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby T. A. Gardner » 23 Sep 2017 05:47

Given that they're aircraft guns, I'd say the mount is likely improvised.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 08 Oct 2017 16:59

Hi all,

I am not sure about these italian machine guns: Schwarzlose M07-12 or FIAT M14

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 17 Oct 2017 21:48

Nobody for my last question ??

Well, here another question: Are these machineguns 8mm Danuvia-Gebauer 1934-37M models ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby ChrisMAg2 » 18 Oct 2017 01:27

I would not know the machine guns, but looking at the radio, it is definitely italian. The person to the right has an italian tank helmet. All this lets me conclude, the twin machingunes are those of an italian L3/33 light tank. The specs tell me, they had twin 8mm MGs. But I don't know what designations.
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 18 Oct 2017 13:46

Christian wrote
I would not know the machine guns, but looking at the radio, it is definitely italian. The person to the right has an italian tank helmet. All this lets me conclude, the twin machingunes are those of an italian L3/33 light tank. The specs tell me, they had twin 8mm MGs. But I don't know what designations.


The image show Hungarian tankettes CV-35. The hungarian tank crews weared italian tank helmets too, so...The radio could be italian, I do´nt konw but the I am almost sure that the machineguns are hungarian...

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby ChrisMAg2 » 18 Oct 2017 15:24

I checked the "tank encyclopedia" at http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/italy/Carro_Veloce_L3-35.php and there they state for the italian Carro Veloce L3/35 (CV-35):

a.) Variants
The overall limited size and power-to-weight ratio of this vehicle prevented extensive modifications, but several armaments were tested. First, a single Breda 13.2 mm (0.52 in) machine gun proved far more effective than the usual 8 mm (0.31 in) pair, and so did a twin mount with Madsen 13 mm (0.52 in). ...

b.) Exports
The cheap CV-35 found success on the export market, and six were sold to Albania, seventy-two to Austria and ten to Bulgaria (both with German Schwartzlose machine-guns). Hungary bought the licence to build a custom version with a Brno 26 machine-gun and a new turret hatch. ...

So, IMO, until further proof it's either a pair of Madsen 13mm or a pair of whatsoever 8mm on a italian CV L3/35, aka CV-35.
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