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Mini World

Cartridge Belt With Ammo Belts cal.50 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit Mini World 4868

Theme: Military

Era : 2020-2022

Scale : 1/48

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Cartridge belt (machine-gun belt), Cartridge belt - a special tape equipped with cartridges for combat feeding (ammunition) of small arms, usually a machine gun, usually located in a cartridge box. It is also used to feed automatic cannons and grenade launchers.
The tape serves to connect cartridges (shells) together. With tape feed, the supply of cartridges (shells) is carried out by using the energy of the moving parts of the weapon. Ribbons are usually flexible in design, but fixed-length rigid ribbons also existed, in particular, they were used in Hotchkiss machine guns. Also in aviation machine guns, cartridge lines can be used that are not tapes (their task is to avoid twisting the tape and, thus, jamming the weapon).
Ribbons can be canvas or metal.
There are two types of tapes - split-link tape and fixed length tape (canvas, metal or plastic, depending on the binder material used).
The split-link tape uses links that unite the cartridges themselves. During firing, a shot occurs and the spent cartridge case is ejected from the link of the tape connecting it to another. Such a tape is not limited in length, since two tapes can be easily joined together by means of an inserted cartridge. In a fixed-length tape, the links are connected to each other, and not with the help of a cartridge.
With the advent of automatic small arms, the problem arose of effectively supplying ammunition (ammunition) without frequent reloading after emptying the store. High-capacity stores were often inconvenient and large in size. Machine gun belts have become the most suitable ammunition system for machine guns in conditions of intense fire.
When transporting, the tape is often packaged in a box that can be attached to the weapon for easy carrying during combat.
Machine-gun belts are stuffed with cartridges using a special machine or manually.