Maxim machine gun

станковый пулемет Максима

English-Russian arms dictionary. 2013.

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  • Maxim machine gun —       first fully automatic machine gun (q.v.), developed by engineer and inventor Hiram Maxim in about 1884, while he was residing in England. It was manufactured by Vickers and was sometimes known as the Vickers Maxim and sometimes just Vickers …   Universalium

  • Maxim machine gun — first efficient machine gun which was sufficiently mobile to be used in combat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Machine gun — [ thumb|200px|An illustration of later model 19th century Gatling gun. It was a multi barreled rotary machine gun fired via a manual crank, which mechanically loaded and primed cartridges from the hopper above the gun] : For other uses of the… …   Wikipedia

  • machine gun — a small arm operated by a mechanism, able to deliver a rapid and continuous fire of bullets as long as the trigger is pressed. [1865 70] * * * Automatic weapon capable of rapid, sustained fire, usually 500–1,000 rounds per minute. Developed in… …   Universalium

  • Machine Gun —    A generic term for an automatic weapon capable of firing small arms ammunition continuously and rapidly. The first cyclic firing weapon constructed was probably James Puckle’s Defence gun from 1718. The Gatling gun, constructed by Richard… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • machine gun — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. automatic rifle, assault rifle, semi automatic rifle, automatic arms, light arms, light orDNAnce, Tommy gun*, burp gun*; see also gun 1 , 2 , weapon 1 . Types of machine guns include: pom pom, mitrailleuse, Garand, AK 47, M… …   English dictionary for students

  • machine gun — I noun a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted) (Freq. 8) • Hypernyms: ↑automatic firearm, ↑automatic gun, ↑automatic weapon • Hyponyms: ↑automatic rifle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • machine gun — /məˈʃin gʌn/ (say muh sheen gun) noun a small arm operated by a mechanism, able to deliver a rapid and continuous fire of bullets as long as the firer keeps pressure on the trigger. –machine gunner, noun The first automatic machine gun was… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Heavy machine gun — A heavy machine gun refers to either a larger caliber, high power machine gun or one of the smaller, medium caliber (rifle caliber) machine guns meant for prolonged firing from heavy mounts, less mobile, or static positions (or some combination… …   Wikipedia

  • Vickers machine gun — Infobox Weapon name= Vickers Medium Machine Gun caption= Vickers MMG and crew origin=flagcountry|United Kingdom type= Medium machine gun is ranged=yes is UK=yes service= 1912–1968 used by= See Users wars= World War I, World War II, Korean War… …   Wikipedia

  • Medium machine gun — U.S. Marines firing an M240G at Camp Hansen, Okinawa A medium machine gun or MMG, in modern terms, usually refers to a belt fed automatic firearm firing a full power rifle cartridge. Contents …   Wikipedia

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