mitrailleuse


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mitrailleuse

(ˌmɪtraɪˈɜːz) or

mitrailleur

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an early form of breech-loading machine gun having several parallel barrels
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any French machine gun
[C19: from French, from mitraille small shot, from Old French mistraille pieces of money, from mite2]
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Mitrailleuse Hotchkiss Modele 1914--The Hotchkiss Modele 1914 was a gas operated, tripod mounted gun that was fed from a 30-round metal strip.
A cet effet, il a ete procede Uu la recuperation, suite Uu sa reddition, Uu la recuperation dae1/4aoun vehicule tout-terrain amenage d'une base de tirs pour mitrailleuse lourde de calibre 12,7mm, une mitrailleuse lourde de calibre 12,7 mm, deux pistolets mitrailleurs de type Kalachnikov, deux chargeurs garnis pour Kalachnikov ainsi quae1/4aoune grande quantite de munitions de differents calibres.
In the case of the French introduction of a carriage-mounted machine gun, the mitrailleuse, in 1870, poor organization not only prevented optimization of the weapon but completely negated its technological advantage.
While rapid-firing weapons such as the mitrailleuse (designed by Belgian Army Captain Toussaint-Henry-Joseph Fafchamps with gunsmith Joseph Montigny and used in the Crimean War) followed a decade later by the Gatling were designed and used first, the Maxim was the first self-acting rapid fire weapon.
Here is Nevinson's 1915 masterpiece, La Mitrailleuse, a symbiosis of man and machine; A Taube (1915), depicting a dead child lying like a broken doll, face down on the cobbles, following an air attack; and The Doctor (1916; Fig.
The army gave him a two-week leave to get married, a period in which he produced one of his finest paintings, La Mitrailleuse. When the painting was exhibited in March 1916 it proved to be Nevinson's breakthrough picture, catapulting him into the limelight and establishing him in the public mind as the artist prepared to paint the grim reality of trench warfare dominated by military technology.
SPECIFICATIONS: SCHWARZLOSE MASCHINENGEWEHR M.07/12 Caliber 6.5*54 (1) Overall length: 42 inches Barrel length: 20.75 inches Weight: Gun: 44 pounds (without cooling water); Tripod: 43.75 pounds Feed system: 250-round fabric belt Sights: Front--Blade Rear--V-notch adjustable from 200 to 2000 meters Rate of fire: 400 rounds per minute SPECIFICATIONS: MITRAILLEUSE MLE.
Couru au poste avant et mis aux postes de combat la bordee non de quart : Bourgain, ex-fusilier, pointeur au canon, Deboffe et Gens servants, Moreau a la mitrailleuse avec Clermont qui s'appretait a y aller.
New technology had rarely been more important than new tactics: the French gained little benefit from their possession of the Reffye mitrailleuse, a hand-operated machine gun, in 1870 and in 1918 the British tank proved less successful as a means of overcoming enemy strong points than German storm troopers throwing stick grenades.
David Jones, Richard Nevinson, and Otto Dix Jones' drawing of the Spandau, now in the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Caernarfon, was not intended as a statement about "the pity of war", or like Richard Nevinson's much better known painting La Mitrailleuse, now in the Tate Gallery, as a study in the subordination of the individual to the machine.
Ugly short infantry of the mind, Advancing over difficult terrain, Make this Corona Their mitrailleuse. (Poems 37) In this love poem to his Corona, Hemingway calls it mitrailliatrice and mitrailleuse--Italian and French terms for machine gun, indicating that to him, typing was definitely a combative, active verb.