The Lewis Gun

Written by an authority on this iconic light machine gun, this is the fascinating story of the innovative and influential Lewis gun, from the trenches of World War I to the Libyan desert and Pacific islands of World War II and beyond.

The Lewis Gun

The Lewis Gun

During World War I, the British adopted the US-designed Lewis gun as an infantry weapon, realizing that its light weight and the fact that it could be fired both prone and on the move made it ideal for supporting advances and defending captured trenches. Later adopted by an array of countries from the Netherlands to Japan, the Lewis successfully served as the primary or secondary armament in armoured fighting vehicles and in both ground-based anti-aircraft and aircraft-mounted roles. Although it was superseded by the Bren in British service in 1937, the outbreak of World War II meant that thousands returned to active service, and it played a key role as far afield as Libya, with the Long-Range Desert Group, and the Philippines, with the US Marine Corps. Written by an authority on this iconic light machine gun, this is the fascinating story of the innovative and influential Lewis gun, from the trenches of World War I to the Libyan desert and Pacific islands of World War II and beyond.

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The Lewis Gun
Language: un
Pages: 80
Authors: Neil Grant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-18 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

As a lightweight machine gun, the American designed Lewis Gun made a place for itself in World War I & World War II. Although machine guns were widely issued and used during the bloody opening months of World War I, these deadly weapons proved to be too heavy to be
The Lewis Gun
Language: un
Pages: 80
Authors: Neil Grant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

During World War I, the British adopted the US-designed Lewis gun as an infantry weapon, realizing that its light weight and the fact that it could be fired both prone and on the move made it ideal for supporting advances and defending captured trenches. Later adopted by an array of
The Lewis Gun
Language: un
Pages: 203
Authors: J. David Truby
Categories: Lewis machine-gun
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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Mechanism of the Lewis Gun
Language: un
Pages: 8
Authors: LEWIS GUN.
Categories: Lewis machine-gun
Type: BOOK - Published: 1917 - Publisher:

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Instructional Notes on the Lewis Gun
Language: un
Pages: 43
Authors: Great Britain. Royal Air Force
Categories: Aerial gunnery
Type: BOOK - Published: 1918 - Publisher:

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