PM M.1910 & M.1910/30 MACHINE GUN

PM M.1910 & M.1910/30 MACHINE GUN
Image: M.1910/30 Machine Gun (SSR Ukraine)
YearM.1910: 1910
M.1910/30: 1930
Weapon TypeMedium Machine Gun
Origin & DesignerRussia/Maxim
Numbers Produced600.000
Calibre7.62mm (7.62x54R)
Cartridge Weight[@cartridge_weight]
Round Weight147gr (9.5g)
Barrel Length720mm
Overall Length1.070mm
Grenade Types[@grenade_types]
MountTwo Wheeled Carriage (Sokolov)
Combat WeightGun: 23.80 kg
Mount & Shield: 45.22 kg
Water: 5 kg
Total: 74.2 kg
OperationRecoil Operated/Fully Automatic
Cooling SystemWater
SightsFront Blade & Adjustable Rear
Feed250 Round Belt
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Rate of Fire600 r.p.m.
Blank Cartridge[@blank_cartridge]
Muzzle Velocity740 m/s
Fuel Capacity[@fuel_capacity]
Minimum Range[@minimum_range]
Effective Range2.700m
Maximum Range5000m
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
NotesThe PM M.1910 (Pulemyot Maxima obraztsa) was a Russian version of the Maxim machine gun. The gun was adapted by the Russians and served right through world war one and civil war. During the interwar period the gun was kept in production and was the standard Soviet medium machine gun at the start of world war two. It was a reliable but heavy weapon and infantry versions were mounted on the Kolesnikov wheeled carriage and provided a gun shield. It was a belt-fed and water cooled, which gave it a high rate of fire. It had various improvements which resulted in the M.1910/30 which had better long range sights, trigger and improved Vladimirov mount. More adaptations were done after the war with Finland and these included a wide aperture to allow for snow to be used as a coolant. The SG-43 was supposed to replace it, but this was never fully implemented and was still produced late in the war. It was issued to machine gun companies at battalion level and used in the anti-aircraft role.