Monday, 16 April 2012

Soviet Bear Resurgence Part 4

Completed a platoon of Soviet HMG last weekend as I chat up with an old friend who came by to my home till the wee hours of the night (or was it morning?)

As I was reading up on the standard issues HMG during WW2, I'm quite bemused by the long long Russian names given to these weapons.

So the so called Maxim HMG was actually called in Russian, PM M1910 (Пулемёт Максима на станке Соколова, Pulemyot Maxima na stanke Sokolova or "Maxim's machine gun model 1910 on Sokolov's mount") quite a mouthful even when you tried to call out in the heat of battle. : P

PM M1910
It was adopted in 1910 and was derived from Hiram Maxim's Maxim gun, chambered for the standard Russian 7.62x54mmR rifle cartridge. The M1910 was mounted on a wheeled mount with a gun shield and was replaced in Soviet service by the SG-43 Goryunov, starting in 1943. In addition to the main infantry version, there were aircraft mounted (PV-1) and naval variants. (based on Wikipedia)

You can read up on Wikipedia about the PM M1910 here

Comrade A: Comrade! Bring up the "Maxim's machine gun model 1910 on Sokolov's mount"!
Comrade B: The Maxim's WHAT?

Basecoated with surfacer spray...

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