Question by Italian machineguns

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Re: Question by Italian machineguns

Post by audrew » 03 Jul 2012 07:33

FIAT-Revelli Mod.1914 machine gun

The FIAT-Revelli Mod.1914 was the medium machine-gun, adopted by the Italian army in World War I, in which he participated from 1915 until the end of the conflict in 1918.
Its design dates back to 1910 when Abiel Revelli decided to change the Model 1908 machine gun Perino now obsolete. This weapon was produced in large quantities during the conflict from the MBT (Stell Bresciana Tampini). The Revelli Mod 14 was unreliable, because it is subject to jamming. This drawback is caused by the feeding system equipped with a blower for the oil, which lubrificava each stroke before incamerarlo, so that they could slide better. Unfortunately the oil mingled with the dust entering the mechanism, creating a grainy paste that was blocking the mechanism.
Had a water cooling system, through the sleeve around the barrel that contained the liquid cooling. There are two versions of the weapon, with a smooth sleeve, the sleeve with another corrugated stiffening ribs which increased heat dissipation. Another feature was the shutter which allowed both continuous and intermittent bursts. Another flaw was the caliber of the weapon, ammunition fact, contained in a box of 50 rounds were the same as the Model 91 Carcano rifle in the army's Royal, this system definitely made the cartridges easily available, but limited the power of machine-gun fire. Another problem with the charger, in addition to pump the oil, was given by the fact that the 50 rounds, in the fixed magazine, were divided into 10 compartments, decreasing the capacity of fire.
Following the First World War, the Fiat 1914 was also used against the rebels in Libya until 1931, when their leader Omar al-Mukhtar was captured. Its production ended in 1935, when it was amended and replaced by FIAT-Revelli 35
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Re: Question by Italian machineguns

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Fiat 14 machine gun
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Fiat 1914 machine gun
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Fiat m1914
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Re: Question by Italian machineguns

Post by Forgotten Weapons » 18 Sep 2013 18:58

Sorry for resurrecting a dead topic - I just found this while researching the FIAT Model 1924. Can anyone suggest a good resource for learning about the overall Italian machine gun development between the wars? I'm posting a complete copy of that manual later this week on my web site, and don't know much at all about the gun, or the others in this thread. If Audrew would be willing, I would also be very interested in getting full PDF copies of the other manuals as well, to post...

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Re: Question by Italian machineguns

Post by audrew » 04 Sep 2015 14:14

Forgotten Weapons wrote:Sorry for resurrecting a dead topic - I just found this while researching the FIAT Model 1924. Can anyone suggest a good resource for learning about the overall Italian machine gun development between the wars? I'm posting a complete copy of that manual later this week on my web site, and don't know much at all about the gun, or the others in this thread. If Audrew would be willing, I would also be very interested in getting full PDF copies of the other manuals as well, to post...

Thanks!
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Re: Question by Italian machineguns

Post by iwanniegrozny » 25 Oct 2019 06:00

Hi!
did there exist an aircraft / aviation variant of Fiat 1926 machine gun - under the designation of FIAT 1926 A? Like Fiat 1928 A?

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