www.patreon.com/vbbsmyt Lewis Gun 1916. Invented in the USA in1911 by Colonel Isaac Lewis, he could not interest the US Army in his weapon. He started to manufacture his gun in Belgium and then moved to the UK just before the start of WW1. The Lewis was one of the most effective light machine guns used during the war. It was light enough to be carried by one man to provide fire support after an advance, before the heavy machine guns could be brought forward. It was also light enough to be carried in aircraft. This animation show the operating mechanism. The Lewis is a gas operated machine gun, using a coiled spring to force the bolt forward on firing. Aluminium fins around the barrel provide cooling. The Lewis has a 47 round drum magazine, increased to 94 rounds on aircraft guns.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.