Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by stevebecker » 07 Nov 2018 23:43

Chris,

I noticed this coment on the other webb site;

"newly released film footage of ww1 reworked by Peter Jackson and called They Shall Not Grow Old will be televised on the 11/11/2018? Also is it going to be available for purchase at a later date? Please correct me if I've been miss informed about it being televised.Sorry if this is in the wrong section on the forum. "

"Monday BBC4 7.30pm, What Do Artists Do All Day? According to the blurb, is a behind the scenes look at how Peter Jackson created his WW1 documentary."

And

"The radio times show that it will be on BBC 2 on Sunday at 21.30hrs , it should be on BBC 1 "

While I can't see these you maybe able to check them out?

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by danebrog » 17 Feb 2019 09:30

Schutztruppe 1st Maxim World Standard
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Senior Lieutenant Engelhardt demonstrates his weapons to the chiefs of Ungoni, 1897
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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by Chris Dale » 24 Feb 2019 20:44

Where's a that photo from Danebrog?

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by danebrog » 25 Feb 2019 09:17

Was made by Dr. Friedrich Fülleborn during a punitive Expedition of Premierlieutnant Phillipp Engelhardt into the Songea area in 1897.
Engelhardt impressed the Ungoni by demonstrating his firepower against shields

See also:
https://books.google.de/books?id=dt55Dw ... ni&f=false

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by Chris Dale » 28 Feb 2019 02:40

Thanks for that!

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by Chris Dale » 02 Mar 2019 15:03

I've made a page on my website about machine guns in the colonies. Much of the information is from you guys in this thread, thank you all. Please let me know of any mistakes you see- I'm sure I've made a few...
http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/ger ... 20guns.htm

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Machine guns Maxims of the Schutztruppe

Post by Jeromewaf » 19 Mar 2020 00:33

I wasat the Turkish Military Museum in Istanbul today and saw these very interesting early American machine guns.This one is marked, Improved Gardner Gun Manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Hartford Conn USA with 1880s patent dates.
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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by MG1918 » 31 Mar 2020 17:36

Just a comment if you have seen my MG08 thread. Many of the MGs that are in this thread are NOT MG08 but MG01. Secondly the sled that was mostly used in Africa was the first pattern and not the normal schlitten. As per the image. Lastly I have never ever read or studied a barrel jacket that has been covered for camouflage purposes. Very few WWI images (British or German) show any water jacket being covered by 'anything' other than the German armoured jacket cover. But when it was, it was primarily for tactical carriage purposes. It did happen because period imagery shows it, but this was the bright idea of very few crews because the MG08 was often very static. Some imagery does show the water jacket covered due to cold weather, in order to minimise the water freezing. Noting that there was a barrel jacket heater item issued. Plus the jacket repair kit should not be mistaken as a form of cover. Anyway, canvas/asbestos jacket covers came into Brit service between the wars, not issued during WWI. There is no evidence to support the German Army ever issuing a water jacket cover, for handling purposes, WWI or inter-war.
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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by MG1918 » 01 Apr 2020 17:38

TANZANIA - could you re-post your imagery please?
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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by Chris Dale » 02 Apr 2020 02:22

Thanks for the information Mark.

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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by MG1918 » 02 Apr 2020 13:34

Chris excellent web site, and very clear differentiation between the MG01 and 08. I have GBP20 k put aside to buy the early patterns!!!
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Re: Machine guns (Maxims) of the Schutztruppe

Post by Chris Dale » 03 Apr 2020 16:42

Thanks Mark and good luck with your savings!
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