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"Grandfather among the machine guns": Lewis machine gun

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One option weapons to suppress enemy manpower - a machine gun. History this small weapon has a long standing. Moreover, some of its types and options, due to their successful design, can be used for decades, while others go into oblivion almost immediately after the development of the creation of the first samples.


One of those machine guns that has served for a long time in different countries of the world is the Lewis machine gun. It was developed before the start of the First World War. The design idea belonged to S. Macklin, but got his name a machine gun thanks to the American Colonel Isaac Lewis. It was this man who created the machine gun according to the design of the mentioned man.

Some characteristics of the Lewis machine gun: weight - 11,8 kg, the initial velocity of the bullet - 747 m / s. The maximum range is just over 1,8 km. Ammunition - in the form of a disk store with a capacity of up to 97 rounds.

In Russia, such weapons first appeared in 1913 at the Officer Rifle School. And when the First World War began, over 10 thousand Lewis machine guns were delivered to Russia, light versions of which were used even on airplanes.

Often these weapons are called "grandfather among machine guns."

A video on the Kalashnikov channel talks about this machine gun, which has more than a 100-year history:

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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather April 15 2020 15: 12 New
    +4
    Comrade Sukhov was like that ...
    1. Svarog
      Svarog April 15 2020 15: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: Dead Day
      Comrade Sukhov was like that ...

      Yes ... he would clearly be offended by the State now ... and he didn’t take bribes ..
      1. Borik
        Borik April 15 2020 15: 25 New
        +1
        And we used it during WWII, as they were in mobile warehouses. There is even a photo from parade 41g where soldiers march with them.
      2. your1970
        your1970 April 17 2020 17: 12 New
        0
        Quote: Svarog
        Quote: Dead Day
        Comrade Sukhov was like that ...

        Yes ... he would clearly be offended by the State now ... and he didn’t take bribes ..

        Vereshchagin !!!! To the customs officer ...
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack April 17 2020 17: 21 New
          -1
          Quote: Svarog
          Comrade Sukhov was with that ... Yes ... he would clearly be offended by the State now ... and he didn’t take bribes ..

          Quote: your1970
          Vereshchagin !!!! To the customs officer ...

          Yes, everything is the same ... request
    2. lot
      lot April 15 2020 18: 06 New
      +1
      There was a dektareva camouflaged.
  2. John22
    John22 April 15 2020 15: 29 New
    19
    And then we did not know where this machine gun came from. 3 min. chatter from the whole concern! It would be better to show the device, dismantled the machine gun, indicated the differences between the modes. 1913 from the mod. 1915
    Ulanov seems to be listed as a specialist, but is exchanged for conversation. I am ashamed for dzhrzhavu!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 15 2020 15: 42 New
      +5
      Quote: John22
      And then we did not know where this machine gun came from. 3 min. chatter from the whole concern! It would be better to show the device, dismantled the machine gun, indicated the differences between the modes. 1913 from the mod. 1915
      Ulanov seems to be listed as a specialist, but is exchanged for conversation. I am ashamed for dzhrzhavu!

      kandelaki tinka helps him .. so stupidly.
    2. bunta
      bunta April 15 2020 15: 44 New
      +1
      Quote: John22
      Ulanov seems to be a specialist

      How is it? He wrote fairy tales, then fantasies on a military theme, and now he has turned to experts and historians. Many people believe.
    3. Undecim
      Undecim April 15 2020 16: 26 New
      20
      It would be better to show the device
      See.
      1. John22
        John22 April 15 2020 22: 17 New
        0
        Thank you for the movie with the work of kinematics. Everything is clear, but I would like to see the order of incomplete disassembly.
        1. Undecim
          Undecim April 15 2020 22: 21 New
          +5

          You are welcome. The order of complete disassembly. Incomplete, I hope, select it yourself.
          1. John22
            John22 April 16 2020 09: 02 New
            +2
            Thank you, very clearly. Here is an example of the use of gears in small arms! But they attacked AEK - it’s very difficult and unreliable. AEK gear is not even cylindrical. Should work 100%. And is the design complexity comparable to the Lewis design?
    4. Ravil_Asnafovich
      Ravil_Asnafovich April 15 2020 18: 15 New
      +1
      Exactly, yesterday I looked (subscribed to their channel), I was disappointed by the video.
  3. zxc15682
    zxc15682 April 15 2020 15: 49 New
    0
    And exactly 97 rounds?
    1. Undecim
      Undecim April 15 2020 16: 23 New
      +7
      Stores were 47 and 97 rounds (pictured).
  4. Old partisan
    Old partisan April 15 2020 17: 21 New
    +1
    I really wanted to shoot him. It did not work did not give. Although there was a working copy. Sorry.
  5. Mihail2019
    Mihail2019 April 15 2020 18: 44 New
    +1
    In, the Christmas trees are green! That is, he has a return spring made like a clock ?! Spiral spring in an asterisk ?! Stunned! For me personally - news! This design of the return mechanism is original! The question is the quality of manufacture of such springs .. The technology must be respected on the "yat"! And with the service - also the question: how is it ?!
    But no doubt - interesting !!
  6. Mihail2019
    Mihail2019 April 15 2020 18: 48 New
    +1
    But the feed mechanism and drive disk store directly pleased with its simplicity - almost to the point of primitivism! But reliability comes directly from here - it is not surprising that the machine gun was in demand ..
    1. John22
      John22 April 15 2020 22: 21 New
      0
      Witnesses say that the work of the mechanism is very soft, unstressed. Therefore, the machine gun had a good accuracy. The same kinematics (only without a coil spring) was in the machine of Bulkin, an opponent of the MTK.
    2. your1970
      your1970 April 17 2020 17: 15 New
      0
      It is because of the complexity and insecurity that did not take root
  7. DDT
    DDT 10 May 2020 17: 44 New
    0
    Since childhood, I dreamed of understanding how cartridges from a disc get into the barrel. Thank! drinks
    PS I would also like about Maxim. What for him such a casing? For water?
  8. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 15 May 2020 11: 16 New
    0
    Quote: DDT
    ... for water?

    Exactly.
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 7 June 2020 12: 48 New
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      Maxim yes, but Lewis for forced air cooling.