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Something that crossed my mind while I was attempting to explain to a pillock on Wikipedia that the "Short" Hotchkiss was manufactured in Coventry, not Enfield:

The Mk V*s that were delivered to the French - what machine guns did they carry? I can't consult chars-francais.net because the site is down at the moment, but I wondered whether they still had the .303 version (which would require  stocks of .303 ammunition), whether it was replaced by the French 8mm Lebel version, or whether a different gun altogether was used. Anybody know?



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I didn't download it but there is a manual on Gallica describing the armaments of the "chars".

Try using "Mark Vx" as a search term.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Bonsoir James,

   " The Mk V*s that were delivered to the French - what machine guns did they carry ? "

The French Hotchkiss was too long to be used in the Mark V*.

424 british Hotchkiss was sent in November 1918 in two waggons, with spares and 50 belt loading machines. (Report from Général Estienne from 6 November 1918)

         http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-speciale-groupements-sujet_2077_1.htm

Bonne lecture - Michel



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Merci bien, Michel.

Et Bonne Année.



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