The Perino machine gun model 1908 is an unusual design – all moving parts are contained within the casing, it fires from cartridge strips (20 of 6.5×52 Carcano) which can be loaded into a hopper so that once one strip has been fired, another automatically takes its place. The hopper can be refilled during firing so in theory this gun can provide continuous fire longer than a typical belt-fed MG. The fired cartridges are returned to the strip, so there is no need for an ejector or mounds of cartridges getting underfoot. While an effective gun, the Italian Government only ordered a batch of 200. Of these it is believed that only one is still in existence (Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, Rovereto, Italy). Support me on www.patreon.com/vbbsmyt.
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.