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
|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...|