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3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Bn Inspection - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

3 Madras Bn Inspection -
45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Commanding Officers -
45th R.D. - 2007
 

3 Madras Homepage - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

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3 Madras Tropies - 45th R.D. - 2007

3 Madras Tropies - 45th R.D. - 2007
 

Schwarzlose M.07/12 8mm
Heavy Machine Gun----
3 Madras Museum History Unknown -
(Please email us if you have any info on this.)

Schwarzlose M.07/12 8mm
Heavy Machine Gun----
3 Madras Museum History Unknown -
(Please email us if you have any info on this.)
 


Invented by Andreas Schwartzlose of Charlottenberg Germany in 1902, this gun was first produced by Steyr in Austria three years later. The Austro-Hungarian Army used them in several models, and it was their standard Machine Gun throughout the War, used on all fronts. (An altered version of this gun was used by the Austro-Hungarian air service, although it proved markedly inferior to most other Machine Guns used in Aircraft. Indeed it wasn't until 1917 that the Schwarzlose was modified for use with aircraft.)

It was, as can be seen in the photo, a water-cooled weapon, with a pretty short barrel. It's tripod could be adjusted so that the gun could be fired at different heights. It could, as can be seen below, also be equipped with a special 7mm Shield of Steel. The gun could also be equipped with wheels. (In addition to being used in Austria it was used in 6.5 mm calibre in Sweden as the Model 14 and in the Netherlands as the Models 08, 08/13 and 08/15. Czechoslovakia used it in 7.92 mm calibre and the Italians made great use of it, having large stocks they had taken from the Austrians after World War 1. Some Schwarzlose MG:s were also employed by both the Italians and the Russians - using captured supplies of the Austro-Hungarian weapon.) It was a sturdy weapon and reliable weapon. It had some drawbacks. In order to prevent the cartridges from getting stuck, the gun had a in-built oil pump, that dispensed oil on this part of the machanism, but the problem with this was, that this generated quite a lot of smoke, which could make the gun easy to spot.

It was comparitively light when compared to a Vickers, or Maxim. Additionally, though the system was designed to utilize a tri-pod (the configuration most often seen with the weapon) it was supplied with a shoulder stock extention that could be bolted to the receiver. The carrying back-pack for the gun was fitted centrally with a steel sleeve to accept the gun's pinion, and in demands of expediency, could be utilized as a extemperized block mount for firing. After the success of the light MG08/15 was noted, a bipod was developed to clamp over the foward portion of the water jacket; which, when utilized with the shoulder stock, made the Schwarzlose a reasonably successful assault weapon.

 

Schwarzlose M.07/12 8mm
Heavy Machine Gun - (File Photo)

Schwarzlose M.07/12 8mm
Heavy Machine Gun - (File Photo)
 

Calibre

8mm

Length of Weapon

1066 mm

Length of Barrel

621 mm

Weight

19,9 kilos

Rate of Fire

480 rounds/minute

Feed Type

250 Rounds Fabric Belt

 

 

  


Memorial Wreath Laying-
45th Raising Day - 2007
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Saddle Bar - 45th Raising Day - 2007

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3 Madras Bn Inspection
45th R.D. - 2007

 

3 Madras -Badakhana
45th Raising Day - 2007

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Calibre

8mm

Length of Weapon

1066 mm

Length of Barrel

621 mm

Weight

19,9 kilos

Rate of Fire

480 rounds/minute

Feed Type

250 Rounds Fabric Belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

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