Lakesidetrader

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ww1 mg08

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Ww1 mg08

    Trying to display all aspects of the Imperial Infantry usage of the MG08 and 08/15. as always it is the accessories that are th 'challenge'!!

    Last edited by Mark Finneran; 12-28-2010, 01:10 AM. Reason: error in title

    #2
    Nice supporting image

    Comment


      #3
      Another great view

      Comment


        #4
        That's absolutely stunning, that's what I call a MG display.

        Comment


          #5
          MG08 Image




          May I ask for Moderator help. My MG08 thread appears here in the Collectors Forum but the MG08/15 thread is in Firearms. If possible could this be placed into Firearms? Then each wpn is reflected for all to add to.
          Thanks
          Mark

          Comment


            #6
            I'll be sure not to try to break into your house!

            Comment


              #7
              Fantastic collection Mark - thanks a lot for sharing.

              Excuse my ignorance but in the two WW1 pictures why are the guns set up like that?

              Cheers

              Ian
              Cheers

              Ian

              Always looking to buy Gasplanen and Gasplane related photos & documentation

              https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
              https://www.decisivehours.com/

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by IanC View Post
                Fantastic collection Mark - thanks a lot for sharing.

                Excuse my ignorance but in the two WW1 pictures why are the guns set up like that?

                Cheers

                Ian
                There were gigantic butterflies back in world war one....


                No, it's against airplanes off course.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Machine guns evolved from artilery. They were sometimes used for indirect fire, plunging fire into trenches.
                  Wilhelm

                  Comment


                    #10
                    MG AA usage

                    Wilhelm is of course correct, although these 2 photos are ''probably'' against aircraft or spotting balloons. Indirect Fire needed precise angles, fixed positions and use of different sights so these 2 'action' shots are certainly not indirect fire, unless the crews are bored and just fancied some harrassing fire. Most images of MG08 in AA use though are in prepared AA positions with free movement and sights so these are either staged photos or opportunity action against the air. The first one using the ZF optic seems more realistic in terms of engaging something at distance. It appears planned, targeted and with purpose.
                    The second suggests staged as by the time the firer sees/hears the aircraft it is long gone overhead before firing!! Jurggie is correct both are AA use, but like all our ancestors we have all taken staged photos
                    Incidentally the German Army did not use MG indirect fire all that much compared to the British masters of this technique.
                    Mark
                    Last edited by Mark Finneran; 12-31-2010, 01:08 AM. Reason: spelling!

                    Comment


                      #11
                      MG08 AA static

                      Standard trench mount used in AA configuration. There are some superb images of MG08 in all sorts of AA set ups but this is the most basic.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Respirator on and instantly hidden.

                        Love this photo - always makes me smile when I see the chap holding his gas mask and pretending he is not there!!

                        Originally posted by Mark Finneran View Post


                        Ps moderator please.....
                        May I ask for Moderator help. My MG08 thread appears here in the Collectors Forum but the MG08/15 thread is in Firearms. If possible could this be placed into Firearms? Then each wpn is reflected for all to add to.
                        Thanks
                        Mark

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Thanks all for the responses!

                          Cheers

                          Ian
                          Cheers

                          Ian

                          Always looking to buy Gasplanen and Gasplane related photos & documentation

                          https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
                          https://www.decisivehours.com/

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Mark

                            What a fantastic collection !!! I like the line up of these machines .....

                            Excellent !!!!

                            Johan

                            Comment


                              #15
                              great guns Mark. love the pics too. do you think the pic of the British storming the nest if a stage? is that MG dude still firing while his commrades are giving up? if so hes screwed. Glenn

                              Comment

                              Users Viewing this Thread

                              Collapse

                              There is currently 1 user online. 0 members and 1 guests.

                              Most users ever online was 4,375 at 10:03 PM on 01-16-2020.

                              Working...
                              X