What were benefits and limitations of machine guns and other weapons during World War 1?
== == there were many advantages to Machine Guns throughout ww1. Advantages included the fact it could kill a enemy in 1 second ((ok maybe a bit exaggerated but you know what I mean)) A disadvantage is that it could also kill one of your soldiers in a second too!!! == == Machine gunners in WW1 had a very short life span in battle, as their guns attracted a huge volume of enemy fire. It is hard to hide a active machine gun from the enemy, therefore the gun crew ( a Vickers 303 caliber gun had a crew of 12 men ) will take lots of casualties from enemy fire directed at the gun. Even when the gun is well dug in , with lots of sand bags around the position, it will be fired on a lot. A machine gun battery, made up of four guns, could, if well supplied with belts of ammo, stop a attacking infantry wave, at the wire entanglements, with it's withering volume of fire. The battery would be spread out along the defended trench line about 100 yards apart. Each gun was set so it could provide support to the gun on either side, if they got into trouble. The gunner and his mate would actually fire and re-load the gun, while the rest of the 12 man crew was responsible for bring up more boxes of belted ammo, with 250 rounds per box. They also carried the water that was used to cool the gun barrels. The Vickers had a water cooling jacket that surrounded the barrel to keep it cool under extremely heavy firing rates. It drew water from a 5 gallon can that had to be kept filled with water. The Vickers machine gun fired the same cartridge as the standard British infantry rife, the Lee Enfield caliber 303. The ammo was in cloth belts of 250 rounds, that were fed into the left side of the gun by the loader. The gunner cocked the gun, using the cocking handle on the left side of the gun, and that fed the first round into the breech of the gun, ready to fire again. There were two firing triggers on the rear of the gun, that required both thumbs to be used. Contrary to popular belief, the machine gunners did NOT simply spray their bullets any old way. They fired in short burts of about 3 seconds each, and aimed their fire using very accurate sights, that could be set for targets out to 1,000 yards away. This would be in the case where the enemy was attacking in the open. In other cases, the machine guns were used like artillery, firing at the rear areas of the enemy lines, to harass and annoy them, at night, for instance. The 303 bullet had an effective range of over ONE MILE, so it could kill at that range, or closer.
They didn't really have machine guns, per se. They had some rapid fire weapons which could be considered predecessors to machine guns, such as the Gatling Gun. The advantage it provided was much the same as what modern machine guns provide - a high casualty producing weapon with suppression capabilities.
The American Civil War by Union and Confederate soldiers took place during the years 1861___1865. During the war, a variety of weapons were used on both sides. These weapons include edged weapons such as knives and swords, firearms such as handguns, rifled-muskets, breech loaders and repeating weapons, various field guns such as artillery, and new weapons such as the early grenade and machine gun.
Germany had a fine selection of excellent weapons during WW2. To start small and go up, their best weapons were:- KAR 98 rifle MP 38 machine pistol, FG 42 machine gun - - - - - - FLAK 36, 88mm AA gun Panther ausf A tank Tiger 1 tank - - - - - - Me 109 G6 fighter Fock Wulf TA 152 fighter There were also numerous excellent naval weapons, but I don't know…
There is not a "statute of limitations" per se but there are requirements you must meet to be eligible for unemployment benefits in the state of Florida. Among these are that you made a certain amount of money and worked a certain length of time during a base period, which is usually five quarters preceding your claim (of which you typically must have worked at least two and met the gains threshold).
There were so many casualites because of the new weapons that revolutionized warfare. For example, machine guns, gas, much more effective artillery, tanks and ect. World war one was fought using old tactics during a time of modernized warfare, It was a war of Attrition during an era of mechanized weapons.