Parabellum LМG.14 1/72 Scale Model Kit Mini World 7216
Era : 2020-2022
Scale : 1/72
Series: Detail-up Parts
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
The MG 14 "Parabellum" is a German fast-firing , belt-fed aircraft machine gun developed in 1913 by DWM to arm military airships and aircraft.
The first experience of using airships and airplanes for military purposes raised the question of their machine gun armament, while standard machine guns were too heavy and bulky for aviation. In the company DWM, under the guidance of engineer Karl Heinemann , at the same time, a “lightweight” (the concept of a light machine gun was still being created) machine gun for cavalry was being developed , and it was taken as the basis .
The serial machine gun MG 08 was taken as the basis , the design of which was significantly modified. Including the designer replaced the copier handle with a copier surface inside the box. A wooden stock was also added and an additional control handle beveled to the arrow. These internal and external elements resembled the Parabellum pistol , which was already being produced by DWM, so the new machine gun was also called the Parabellum.
A helical return spring was located at the rear of the box. The shutter moved on rollers, which reduced friction losses. The combat larva, which removed the cartridge from the tape, was replaced by a swinging feeder lever, and the striker's lamellar spring was replaced by a helical spring. These changes noticeably reduced and lightened the shutter. Together with the booster buffer, this more than doubled the rate of fire, to 750 rounds per minute.