Maxim MG08

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Maxim MG08

Joined: November 14th, 2008, 7:42 pm

January 16th, 2009, 11:52 pm #1

Photographs of German Mg08 crews in 1914, show at least to members wearing a cross belt with two metal rings, does anyone know what the belt was for?
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Joined: March 15th, 2004, 2:16 am

January 17th, 2009, 2:39 pm #2

They were "drag" belts, Martin. Bringing the gun forward under fire required collapsing the mount, and attaching the drag rings. Then, keeping as a low a profile as possible the crew would move forward to an alternate firing position.
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Joined: May 12th, 2007, 6:29 pm

January 17th, 2009, 4:13 pm #3

Photographs of German Mg08 crews in 1914, show at least to members wearing a cross belt with two metal rings, does anyone know what the belt was for?
Martin . . . Who owns the molds to Reveilleand William King figures? Are they still being produced? I think them to be great figures and would like to get more. You did a terrific job . . .

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Joined: November 14th, 2008, 7:42 pm

January 17th, 2009, 11:51 pm #4

It's always nice to hear that someone likes my work. Contact Maison Militaire in Scarborough for any of my original ranges, e-mail me if you need more details.
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Joined: November 14th, 2008, 7:42 pm

January 17th, 2009, 11:54 pm #5

They were "drag" belts, Martin. Bringing the gun forward under fire required collapsing the mount, and attaching the drag rings. Then, keeping as a low a profile as possible the crew would move forward to an alternate firing position.
Thanks for the info Jack, I'm planning to make a couple of crews, one will be moving forward with the gun in the stretcher position and I wasn't sure wether the belt somehow took the weight.
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