The Hotchkiss Portable MG, also known as the Bénet-Mercié in the USA, was a light machine gun fitted to the Mk 5 tank during the last year of WW1. In tank use it fired the .303 cartridge. Because of the restricted space, the 30 round strip magazine was replaced by a 50 round linked belt.
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.