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Machine guns : 14th century to present
Hogg, Ian V., 1926-2002.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2002]

Physical Description:
336 pages ; illustrations (some color), 28 cm
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Follow the development of the machine gun from its earliest beginnings and discover its influence on warfare as retired Master Gunner Ian Hogg narrates a chronological history. Explore the various designs, mechanisms, strengths and weaknesses and employment of machine guns made around the world. Learn the history behind Germany's general-purpose machine gun and why countries all over the world copied it. Includes detailed specifications and background information on each model with a 16-page colour section of historically significant guns.

Author Notes

Ian V. Hogg was born in 1926 and served 27 years in the Royal Artillery of the British Army, retiring with the rank of Master Gunner. After service in Europe and the Far East, including the Korean War, he became a specialist instructor in ordnance and ammunition. Later, he trained in electronics and locating techniques and spent some years conducting trials of electronic equipment. His final military post was as Master Gunner and Regimental Sergeant Major at the Royal Military College of Science, where he instructed in ammunition and ordnance subjects for six years. He retired in 1972 and became a professional writer on military subjects. From 1982 to 1994 he was the editor of Jane's Infantry Weapons, and also edited other Jane's yearbooks. He has been author or editor of over 140 books published in 13 languages

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 3
Chapter 1 Overture and Beginnersp. 6
Chapter 2 Mechanical Machine Gunsp. 11
Chapter 3 The First Automatic Gunsp. 34
Technical reports
Madsenp. 46
Vickersp. 55
Hotchkissp. 58
Lewisp. 62
Chapter 4 World War Ip. 65
Technical reports
Browning M1917p. 80
Browning Automatic Riflep. 86
Chapter 5 Between the Warsp. 94
Technical reports
Chatelleraultp. 102
Vickers-Berthierp. 106
Brenp. 111
MG 34p. 121
Chapter 6 World War IIp. 142
Technical reports
DShK 38p. 145
MG 42p. 160
Goryunov SG 43/SGMp. 163
Chapter 7 The Cold War Yearsp. 171
Technical reports
FN-MAGp. 173
Heckler and Koch HK 21p. 183
M60p. 186
PKp. 190
AA 52p. 195
Cetme Amelip. 216
Machine Gun Color Galleryp. 241
Chapter 8 The Automatic Cannonp. 257
Appendix 1 Strange-Sounding Namesp. 278
Appendix 2 Machine Gun Data/Alphabetical Orderp. 293
Appendix 3 Machine Gun Data/Caliber Orderp. 303
Appendix 4 Cannon Data/Alphabetical Orderp. 314
Appendix 5 Cannon Data/Caliber Orderp. 319
Appendix 6 Ammunition Datap. 325
Glossaryp. 330
Indexp. 334