They were used as fixed position weapons for the most part. They could be used for indirect (high angle) fire to shoot over a ridge line, or place plunging fire into a valley. However, for the most part they were used for low angle grazing fire. This made the traditional infantry assault almost impossible, and forced the use of trench warfare.
The British used the Vickers machine gun
The Vickers machine gun was the primary machine gun they used in WWI.
The British machine guns were the bren gun and the sten gun. The American machine gun was the Thompson
The primary one they used was the Vickers machine gun.
In World War 2 there were three types of machine guns used: squad support weapon, medium machine gun, and Heavy Machine gun such as the Browning M2, and the M1919
The MP40 was a machine gun used in World War II.
Both sides used machine guns at the star of the first World War.
They used a machine gun called the MG42, which is short for Maschinengewehr 42.
Tanks and the machine Gun
Yes, this machine gun was used all over the the war. Famously used at the Anzac landing at Anzac Cove, where it was used by the Turks and slaughtered many Aussies.
Machine guns were used to kill or injure soldiers on the opposing army.
I think Hiram Maxim was chiefly involved in the creation of the machine gun. There were other developers.
The .45 Thompson sub-machine gun and M3 sub machine gun (grease gun) were used in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam War. A sub-machine gun is called a SUB machine gun because it uses "pistol" ammunition. The M3 sub-machinegun looked exactly like a grease gun; hence the name.
The British used the Lewis and the Vickers machine guns heavily during WW1.
It is partially a matter of opinion, but there were two very good machine guns used in World War 2. The German FG42 is widely accepted as the best machine gun in WWII. The Thompson or Tommy gun was liked as well.
Yes; in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
The Vickers Machine Gun and Poison Gas
Pretty much every major battle.
The most dramatic weapon they used was machine gun, explosives, and airplanes..
Submachine Guns * Thompson M1928, M1928A1, M1, M1A1 * M3/A1 'Grease Gun' * M50 Reising submachine gun Machine Guns* Browning M1919 Medium Machine Gun * Browning M1917A1 Heavy Machine Gun * Browning M2 Heavy Machine Gun
Yes that is when gun turrets were invented.
Perhaps the most famous is the Maxim (yes maxim) Machine Gun.
During World War II the United States used a couple different sub-machine guns such as the M3/A1 "Grease Gun", the infamous Thompson sub-machine gun the M50/55 Reising the M42 and the M2 "Hyde."