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What machine gun was used in the machine gun version of the LK II? 
I could not find a reference in this article http://landships.info/landships/tank_articles.html?load=/landships/tank_articles/Char_de_Bataille.html#



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According to Wiki, 7.92 mm MG 08/15, which would make sense, being the gun used on the A7V.

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Whoa! "According to Wiki" is rarely an encouraging beginning. The A7V carried MG08s, not 08/15s.

But Wiki, correctly on this occasion, points out that the LKII machine gun version wasn't built, at least not by Germany. There's a long thread about all that on the forum somewhere.

I'm afraid the link doesn't lead to anything to do with the LKII.



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Type of MG is not specified; available documents only say: "MG" without any further explanation.



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mad zeppelin wrote:

Type of MG is not specified; available documents only say: "MG" without any further explanation.


 That is most interesting. There was a discussion recently about the MGs in photos of A7Vs having no tube to the condenser, but I read in Robert Bruce Machine Guns of World War I that both the 08 and 08/15 could be fired without, and the 08 heated up only slightly after 250 rounds. Some photos show the MGs apparently fitted with an armoured cover on the jacket, which I think implies the 08. And this photograph purports to show a British soldier demonstrating an MG in Elfriede:

Elfriede_mg.png

 

That looks like an 08 to me, but that's assuming the caption is correct. I also wonder whethe



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Type of MG is not specified for LK II. - For A7V it was MG 08, for the Beute-Mk.IV it was Hotchkiss (Lewis). I take this from a draft TOE for the 1919 tank force, which united the three types in one document. Reference to Hotchkiss is interesting, even when for 1918 only Lewis can be detected with the Beute-Mk.IVs.



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