Ukrainian Terodefense uses machine guns of the 1910 model with might and main

In social networks, videos are increasingly flickering in which the fighters of the defense with might and main use weapons that appeared more than a century ago. This footage is of concern to Ukrainian users who ask questions to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the leadership of the country, since the functionaries do not stop reporting about the incredible volumes of Western military assistance.

For example, there is a video on the Web showing how the defense fighters fire from a Maxim machine gun. In this case, the scene is a training ground where servicemen learn to shoot, commenting on what is happening.

Well, the teapot is ready, now we will add and brew coffee

- says the fighter, releasing a short burst from a machine gun, after which boiling water flows from a gun barrel cooler.

Another video shows how a territorial defense unit is sent along with similar machine guns on a mission somewhere in the Donbass. Machine guns briskly roll on their wheels after the fighters.

All these shots were filmed by the Ukrainian servicemen themselves, i.e. this is not a product of “Russian propaganda”, but a real documentary. Some commentators began to advise businesslike to replace water with vinegar, antifreeze or any other technical liquid for cars to improve the cooling of the machine gun barrel. However, the majority of Ukrainian users did not hesitate to call these shots a mockery of the military. They now understand why the military so often refuses to go to the front lines.

We remind you that the Maxim gun (emphasis on the first "a") or simply "Maxim") was developed by the British gunsmith-inventor of American origin Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1883. This is the ancestor of all modern automatic weapons. In 1897, the Vickers company bought Maxim's enterprise, and he himself became the owner of a stake in this company. Then the Vickers engineers added a number of design changes, and the machine gun was further sold under the brand name of this company.

In the Russian Empire, and later in the USSR, the machine gun was traditionally named after the developer, and even after significant refinement by its gunsmiths. The license for the production of machine guns at the Tula Arms Plant was obtained in 1905. For firing from such a machine gun of the 1910 model of the year, like the fighters of the therodefense in the video, 7,62x54 mm R cartridges with light bullets of the 1908 model of the year are used. That is, we still need just such cartridges that can pierce little. The First World War, and then partly the Second World War in the twentieth century, passed under the "accompaniment" of these machine guns.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 31 May 2022 16: 30
    Well, Americans, what is the strength? Where is your $40 billion in aid? In the pockets of Polish and Kyiv officials? And this grain has not yet been exported from Ukraine. And then what will a million soldiers be fed with?
  2. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 31 May 2022 16: 40
    Is there a difference from what they can kill?
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 31 May 2022 16: 52
      Actually, there is no difference, even spears and arrows can kill.
  3. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
    Vnadn (Vlad) 31 May 2022 17: 07
    The warehouses are full of them, the cartridge is adapted modern, the machine gun is good, but the laughter about them is stupid.
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  5. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 31 May 2022 20: 25
    Until now, the ground forces of Ukraine are armed with PPSh assault rifles
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 May 2022 21: 11
    so they wrote the same thing in 14th ... they say, the APU is bullshit. there is nothing sensible, Nationalists Maxims got from museums
  7. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 1 June 2022 04: 27
    Well, actually, in the Albanian army, such machine guns are still in service. In capable hands, a formidable thing.
  8. Adler77 Offline Adler77
    Adler77 (Denis) 1 June 2022 13: 55
    Cartridge 7:62R fits any. It's the same on PC.
    In defense, this machine gun will fit perfectly, there are RPDs and MGs and Brownings.
    Maxim has a problem only in the tape, if it gets wet, you won’t shoot much.
  9. Alexfly Offline Alexfly
    Alexfly (Alexander) 1 June 2022 14: 56
    What's wrong with a machine gun? Unless it’s heavy .. And there are a lot of cartridges for it .. so the author fills in vain ..
  10. Alex Samoletov Offline Alex Samoletov
    Alex Samoletov 1 June 2022 15: 17
    Do you know that the maxims were in service with the SA until the end of the 1980s in the cheers of the Far East. And they only removed Gorbachevsky from detente with China. By the way, many had a centralized supply of water for cooling.
  11. And W2 Offline And W2
    And W2 (And W2) 1 June 2022 18: 02
    I have information that the reason for removing Maxim from service is its complexity and the laboriousness of manufacturing 262 parts. Combat performance is great. Difficulty in moving and heaviness. In the tsarist army, the calculation consisted of 17 people.