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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim

(1840—1916) engineer and inventor

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machine gun

machine gun  

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An automatic gun that fires bullets in rapid succession for as long as the trigger is pressed.v. machine-gun shoot with a machine gun.machine-gunner n.an automatic gun that ...
Maxim gun

Maxim gun  

The first fully automatic water-cooled machine gun, designed in Britain in 1884 and used especially in the First World War. In a satiric verse by Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), it is seen as typifying ...
Vickers machine gun

Vickers machine gun  

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This .303 inch calibre machine gun was used by Britain from 1912 until the 1960s. Water-cooled and mounted for land use on a tripod, it was based on an original ...

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