Hotchkiss 1914

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.

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