Shosh light machine gun: it could be even worse


Since World War I, the Shosh system machine gun has gained a negative reputation. According to many weapons experts, the title of one of the worst RP of the XX century is well deserved. It could have been worse ...


Firstly, when it was created, dubious design decisions were used (an open store, monstrously designed and scaling a metal sight down and to the right, long fragile bipods that made the soldier more visible). Plus, low combat qualities were added (in the field, weapon jammed or completely broken after hundreds of shots) and low quality production and materials used. To top it all off, in the manufacture of a light machine gun there was no control over the release program.

All this together led to the fact that the French Shosh machine gun deservedly caused dislike among soldiers at the front who had to risk their lives with such unreliable weapons in their hands. However, despite the shortcomings, the Shosh light machine gun still got to the front.

In a video prepared by Kalashnikov Media, historian Andrei Ulanov will answer the question of why during the First World War they did not refuse this sample, which received a lot of complaints. In addition, Ulanov will talk about one significant advantage that was possessed by the French Shosh machine guns.

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  1. Amateur April 3 2020 06: 48 New
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    The activist does not know what the machine gun is called, but gives a conclusion.
    The machine gun is not SHOSHA, but SHOSHA. Iksperd in general. negative
    1. illuminat April 3 2020 13: 23 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      The machine gun is not SHOSHA, but SHOSHA.
      Also surprised. Fans often call it "shosh", suggesting by analogy, "Maxim-Maxim machine gun", "Lewis-Lewis", and "Shosh machine gun - shosh."
      Ignorance that the name of the designer Louis Chauchat reads "shoshA", with an emphasis on the last syllable.
      Therefore, Ulanov disappointed. Still, no, but a specialist.
      1. Amateur April 3 2020 13: 27 New
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        No normal expert will ever say max. Everyone knows that he is maxim. Even despite the famous song:
        And both call Maxims.
        There was one - an intelligent machine gunner.
        (Meet Maxim mine!)
        And the other - the machine gun was easel
        The nickname is also "maxim".
      2. bunta April 3 2020 22: 17 New
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        Quote: illuminat
        Ulanov disappointed. Still, no, but a specialist.

        The author of the video read your comment:
        1. illuminat April 4 2020 21: 29 New
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          Quote: bunta
          The author of the video read your comment:

          And yet where to see it?
          1. bunta April 4 2020 22: 04 New
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            Project "Archival revolution", channel "TacticMedia" + Ulanov.
            https://youtu.be/oAzj54DGkz0
            Enjoy it. The channel is good, there are a lot of good materials. Mikhail Timin is quite smart and adequate. But with Ulanov they screwed up.
            1. illuminat April 5 2020 15: 54 New
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              Quote: bunta
              Enjoy it. The channel is good, there are a lot of good materials.

              Yes, I know, sometimes I watch it myself. But I don’t really shoot, I’m more on aviation.
              Thanks for the link to a specific video.
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  3. boris epstein April 3 2020 14: 28 New
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    The Russian weapons designer, colonel of the Russian Imperial Army, the designer of the world's first AF machine gun (Fedorov assault rifle) was not called Eugene, Vladimir Grigoryevich France and England really took to sharing some of the weapons and ammunition with Russia, which then experienced shell and ammunition hunger, a huge flaw 152 mm field guns. Russia did not produce light machine guns at all. But at the beginning of World War I, Russia saved France from defeat, the Germans stood near Paris. True, it cost Russia huge losses-Samsonov’s Life Guards Army. By the time of the trip to G Fedorov, the war on the Western Front turned into a positional form, they could share it without much damage. But as soon as Russia smelled of revolution and a separate world (after February 1917), weapons and ammunition in Romanov-on-Murman (Murmansk) and Arkhangelsk went the river.
    1. John22 April 6 2020 21: 04 New
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      Ulanov has a mouth full of diction, so it is not clear what he wanted to say; either "the genius of Fedorov", or Evgeny Fedorov. It is said very slurred - that’s possible options. Although calling Fedorov - Eugene - that's too much.