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history ww1

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benny ferrara

on 4 October 2012

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war 1 pistols weapons webley mk revolver rifles luger Mauser Gewehr 98 The lee-enfield was issued to practically every British soldier along the western front and to many soldiers else where as well. This gun had a 10 round clip and had a fast firing rate with this gun soldiers could get off up to 12 well aimed shots per minuite lee-enfield machine guns The maxim gun was the worlds first fully automatic machine gun. The barrel was cooled with a water jacket that held approximately 1 gallon of water. It was usually operated by a team of 4 - 6 men. This gun was used by the Germans during the war. maxim machine gun The lewis gun was a light machine gun weighing 12 kg. The gun was air cooled and had a circular magazine that held 47 rounds. This gun could shot between 500 - 600 rounds/minute and was effective up to around 600 meters. lewis machine gun Bayonets were used by just about every solder of every army. Bayonets are very simpily a knife on the end of a rifle for close combat purposes. bayonets Mills bomb granades The luger was a German made semi automatic pistol used during world war 1. It was primarily issued to officers but was also issued to other solders. The webley mk revolver was the standard issue pistol for the British army during world war 1. The webley took alot of practice to shoot accurately because it jumped when fired. The mauser gewehr 98 was the standerd weapon of the German army. This bolt action rifle had a 5 round magazine , it could have optical sights or scopes attached making it ideal for sniping. The Stielhandgranate was a highly popular granade among german soldiers. Some detonated on impact but others had a delay between 5.5 and 7 seconds before detonation. Stielhandgranate The Mills bomb was the primary granade for the British during the war. It weighed 1.25lbs and had a serated exterior to produce fragments upon detonation. To use it you first had to pull the saftey pin while holding down the strike lever when thrown you release the lever then a 4 second fuse was triggered. Another popular german granade was the eierhandgranate . It was popular due to its range of up to 50 yards. This granade was also known as the egg granade. Eierhandgranate chlorine Gas Chlorine gas was first used in the war by the german army. The effects were deviststing, within seconds of being inhaled it started to destroy the respitory system and caused choking. Mustard gas is an almost odourless gas and it was harded to defend than chlorine gas. It was distiguished by the blisters that where left externally and internally several hours after being exposed. It had mixed results tho as the chemical stayed in the soils for weeks and made capturing ememy trenches that had been exposed a dangerous task mustard gas Tanks The first production line tanks were made in june of 1916. These tanks were very slow there top speed was only 3km/h. The first usage of these tanks was unsuccesful because they were brought into battle before they were ready causing them to get stuck in the mud more often than intisipated. Also the heat and smoke generated inside the tank nearly chocked the crew. How ever this did succesfully shock the germans as they did not know what these "land ships" were. The first british morter was made in 1914 it was little more than a metal pipe without recoil or sighting. A simple cylindrical bomb would be placed down the pipe,hitting a projecting pin,launching the bomb into the air. These bombs originally had a 25 second fuse but later were changed to detonate on impact. These bombs had a maximum range of 1500yards. mortars The
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