www.patreon.com/vbbsmyt .The Hotchkiss Model 1914, firing the 8mm Lebel cartridge was the main heavy machine gun used by the French during WW1. The American Expeditionary Force also used the Hotchkiss. Firing rate was over 450 rounds per minute,. Ammunition was supplied on strips of 24 cartridges, or on articulated metal belt of 249 rounds. The gun was air cooled and the heavy barrel was made with fins to increase the cooling surface area.
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.