The Browning 1918M1 machine gun was a conversion to fit on WW1 aircraft. It was lightened by removing the water jacket and made to fire faster by lightening the bolt, stronger recoil springs and a muzzle booster. The gun would fire about 900-1000 rounds per minute, and used metallic link belts. This short animations shows how it was integrated with a C.C. (Constantinesco-Colley) synchronising gear on a DH.4 aircraft.
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.