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Null-Acht-Fünfzehn (Maxim Machine Gun)
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Null-Acht-Fünfzehn (Maxim Machine Gun)

The designation for the new Maxim machine gun, the Model 8, implemented by the German Army beginning in 1915. On this redesigned Maxim gun, the heavy carriage of older models was replaced by a bipod. It was lighter, and equipped for the first time with a shoulder stock as well as a pistol grip. Great quantities of the Model 8 were produced under very strict fabrication tolerances that resulted in exceptional durability, even when subjected to extreme mechanical stresses. It therefore comes as no surprise that in German soldiers’ slang, Null-Acht-Fün…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Null-Acht-Fünfzehn (Maxim Machine Gun)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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