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Hotchkiss Machine Guns: From Verdun to Iwo Jima

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Featuring contemporary photographs and full-color artwork, this title explores the action-packed history of the Hotchkiss machine gun and its derivatives, which were used around the globe for nearly fifty years. Created by a long-forgotten Austrian nobleman, Adolf Odkolek von Augezd, the air-cooled Hotchkiss machine gun was the first to function effectively by tapping propellant gas from the bore as the gun fired. Although the Hotchkiss would be overshadowed by the water-cooled Maxim and Vickers Guns, it proved its ...

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Hotchkiss Machine Guns: From Verdun to Iwo Jima
2019, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781472836168

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