The Fiat-Revelli model 1914 is an interesting Italian design that fires 6.5mm cartridges at a rate of about 450 per minute. It uses a box magazine with 10 columns of 5 cartridges. As each column is emptied, the internal mechanism indexes the magazine to present the next column. The army version has a water jacket that can be filled from an external tank. Water can be pumped in continuously, overflowing into the outlet pipe, or the jacket can be topped up when needed allowing steam to exhaust into the tank. An aircraft version uses a heavy fluted air-cooled barrel, and a 100-round magazine.
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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.