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Maschinengewehr 08
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 10:34 PM UTC
Hans-Hermann Buehling shares with us a close look at a Maschinengewehr 08 as used in the A7V.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:13 PM UTC
Hallo Hans,
Your walkaround for the 08 maxim is very interesting.
I have a question.Would the Turkish army at Gallipoli used a metal box for ammunition or a wooden crate.It is an obscure question ,but I plan to build a maxim 08 in 1/24 with a small crew.
Any advice would be grateful.'regards
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 06:12 PM UTC
Great pictures, thank you! I never realized it was a copper color, I thought they were black.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 06:23 PM UTC
Normally, the water jacket was painted, either black or green (like below). This one has either had the paint worn off, or (more likely) was restored and not repainted correctly. Museum peices are often restored incorrectly and not always the best referances.