MG 08 maintenance

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by ebeeby » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:31 pm

kaiser wrote:where do you even find these nice foto's
that 'thing' mountet on the front of the mg what is that
is that for cooling or anything

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Maybe a kind of flash suppressor?

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Spiker » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:27 am

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kaiser wrote:where do you even find these nice foto's
that 'thing' mountet on the front of the mg what is that
is that for cooling or anything

jonas
Maybe a kind of flash suppressor?
That makes sense, it’s what I would do, you don’t want to give away your position.



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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by ottodog8 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:01 pm

kaiser wrote:where do you even find these nice foto's
that 'thing' mountet on the front of the mg what is that
is that for cooling or anything

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My guess would be a muzzle cover, made to fit over the booster, flash hider and front armor.

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by kaiser » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:18 pm

i once came across a armor that fittet on top of the section that is water cooled
at that time i did not now wat its purpose was for
now i do but hell it is years to late to still be beating my head against the wall
never seen one since

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by kaiser » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:28 pm

he is not gonna schoot many airplains without bullets in his mg
even looks like he is sleeping under his gun

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Spiker » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:47 am

Maybe they took his bullets away while he was sleeping. :D



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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by kaiser » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:30 am

that is the cover that i was metioning in previous posts
these are teriffic pics you share with us
lots to learn on those

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Stosstrupp1418 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:25 pm

Great pictures thanks for sharing.

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Spiker » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:50 am

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Aside from the nice MGs, it looks like there are two felt helmets here with lacquered visors.
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by kaiser » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:50 pm

either they are lackered or those visors are vulkan fiber, that might olso be a possibilaty

nice detail you discovered

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Stosstrupp1418 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:24 am

Great pictures :thumb up: .

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Pickelhaube » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:51 am

Great pictures, i really love the uhlanen picture.

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by aicusv » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:47 am

Just noticed the belts and buckles the Uhlans have on.
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:19 pm

The disc is to hide the flash from the actual gun crew, not the target.
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Spiker wrote:
ebeeby wrote:
kaiser wrote:where do you even find these nice foto's
that 'thing' mountet on the front of the mg what is that
is that for cooling or anything

jonas
Maybe a kind of flash suppressor?
That makes sense, it’s what I would do, you don’t want to give away your position.



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Combine MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:38 pm

Spiker could we combine the existing MG08 thread with your excellent thread too? Please let me know..
I have the MG08/15 thread so would be nice to call it MG08?

Brian the Moderator do you have any objections please?
Both threads perfect for each other and then any ground MG material could go in either thread?
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by Spiker » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:44 am

Mark ,there are several reacquiring topics on long lasting forums, new members join, others leave, it is inevitable that more than one topic will handle the same subject.
It would be a lot of work for Brian if he was to regroup all of these similar topics, so, for me it is not really necessary, but if more people think this is a good idea, go ahead. :)

I was looking at this picture when Jonas was asking what that thing was for.

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:31 am

I think combining does add value, so that we have a 'one stop shop' for the weapon systems. You are right of course people can start any thread they want but its good for study, easy to follow, having all MG08 and all MG08/15 in their own threads, if not too much work for Brian. I am not a web site expert but it should be easy to place together. By all means be the author/initiator if you wish.
Hope that helps and I standby for other comment and from the Moderator too of course!
ps nice MG you have.
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:06 am

Battle damage to the wing of the sled mount too, but I am interested in the milled arch sight stem...like the L vickers as a weight saving measure. Does anybody have any other images of this stem on a MG08?
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by KABAR2 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:24 am

I wish people could restore the photos to this..... since photobucket pulled the plug this thread is useless.....

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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm

KABAR2 you will need to speak to SPIKER. I have kicked off an MG08 and MG08/15 thread below and those images seem to have survived. Having said that all my images that 'repaired' the thread appear to have gone too....and they were not Photobucket!!
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:51 pm

SPIKER Could we have your photos back?
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Re: MG 08 maintenance

Post by MG1918 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:12 am

Spiker trying to contact you again ref MG and thread. Please respond?
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