World War Two USA, German, French, & Russian Artillery & Vehicles
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Fully restored British World War
II 25 Pounder, Limber, and Morris C8 FAT Tractor
Price Reduced $5,000 US$!
A Russian Torpedo & Sea Mine, air to air and air to ground missiles, etc.!
This is a truly great French Hotchkiss 25mm cannon in excellent condition.
The only thing missing is the telescopic sight. The open site is still intact.
It has brand new 13x45 tires made.
This unit is often mistaken for the US 37mm Anti Tank Gun.
Everything works on this unit, including the elevation, traverse, trails, etc.
Priced at only: $13,500 US$ + shipping
Located in Pennsylvania for FREE pick-up or we will arrange delivery anywhere! As the guns are demilitarized and can be shipped anywhere!
Hotchkiss model 1930 heavy machine guns, magazine-fed, on twin Naval AA mount (diagrams).
Caliber 13.2x99, 13.2x95
Weight 40 kg gun body + 57 kg infantry tripod
Length 1490 mm
Barrel length 992 mm
Feed box magazine, 25 or 30 rounds, or rigid strips, 15 rounds
Rate of fire 450 rounds per minute
During the late 1920s the French army decided to adopt a large-caliber machine gun, for anti-armor and air defence duties, and after some experimenting it finally settled on 13,2mm caliber. As usual with the French army, most work was conducted in deep secrecy, but the outcome of the trials was the adoption of the heavy machine gun, developed by Hotchkiss, which happened in 1930. This weapon used a modified version of the American .50 calibre ammunition, loaded with bullets of slightly larger diameter – 13.2mm as opposed to the original 12.7mm; the cartridge cases were about the same, save for the larger diameter of the neck of the French load. The machine gun, known as the M1930, was more or less an enlarged version of the Hotchkiss M1922 light machine gun, with a similar gas-operated action and similar feed options, available in two versions – with side-fed strips or top-fed box magazines. What was most important was the fact that the French army and Navy also adopted a number of mountings for this formidable weapon, starting with the more or less usual tripods and up to sophisticated single, twin and quad AA mountings with pantograph sight mounts and movable seats for gunners. Twin and quad mountings were widely installed on trucks, railroad cars and ships. Versions of the heavy Hotchkiss were also widely exported during the pre-war decade. Japan, among others, was so impressed with these weapons that it acquired a manufacturing license and built 13.2mm machine guns in significant numbers.
The Hotchkiss M1930 heavy machine gun is a gas operated, air-cooled, automatic-only weapon, which fires from an open bolt. The long-stroke gas system and locking using a tilting locking piece are similar to those of the Hotchkiss M1922 LMG, but the trigger system is much simpler; it uses a single or twin spade grip at the rear of receiver with a thumb-trigger, which is directly connected to the sear. Some infantry versions of the gun were fitted with a pistol grip and a trigger at the rear of receiver, with shoulder stock attached behind. The rear part of the barrel (behind the gas block) is encased in a radiator with radial cooling fins. The Hotchkiss M1930 heavy machine gun could be had either in strip-fed or in magazine-fed versions. The magazine-fed type incorporates a bolt hold-open device, which locks the bolt open once the magazine is empty, even if the trigger is still held down. The bolt hold-open device is automatically disengaged once a fresh magazine is inserted into the gun.
The M1930 heavy machine gun was available on a wide variety of mountings, including light infantry tripods (with no AA capability), wheeled mountings, as well as single, twin and quad AA mountings, with ground fire capability and comprehensive aiming systems. Strip-fed guns were most often used for infantry applications on single mounts; magazine-fed guns were also widely used on multiple gun mounts, either ground or naval.
United States Navy World War II Twin 40mm Bofors from the Pearl Harbor Attack!
Now mounted on a United States Navy trailer with great tires and ready to move!
This Bofors mount was placed on a second ship after the attack at Pearl Harbor and then saw heavy action in the Philippines. Then later the Navy mounted the gun on the existing naval trailer for Hawaii anti aircraft shore battery protection.
It is an ALL original United States Navy setup, not something someone just put together!
Located on the US East coast in Harrisburg, PA.
A case of ammo shells is available for an additional $750 US$.
This great Hotchkiss 13.2mm Anti-aircraft gun is complete with steel mount and is fully demilitarized. It comes complete with the two guns shown in the photos. It is model 1928. The weight is 950 pounds. The guns retain most their original finish.The guns were demilled was by cutting a small section out of the receivers and then putting the guns back together as per
Priced at only: $9,500 US$ + shipping
Located in Kentucky for FREE pick-up or we will arrange delivery anywhere!
It is demilitarized and can be shipped anywhere!
History of the 13.2-mm Hotchkiss:
In the late 1920s, Hotchkiss proposed a range of anti-aircraft automatic weapons in the 13.2, 25 and 37 mm calibers. They were all based on the same type of gas-operated action than the 8 mm mle 1914 machine gun, that had proven extremely reliable during World War I and was still in service. Hotchkiss also advertised the 13.2 mm machine gun as an infantry weapon, that could be fitted on conventional tripods and be used against light armor. French infantry commanders, that had expressed interest in acquiring light anti-aircraft guns, refused the 13.2 mm. They argued that those heavy bullets falling down could be dangerous to friendly troops, and went to larger calibers where self-destructing shells were available. But the 13.2 mm Hotchkiss saw extensive use as a naval gun, and was also chosen by the French cavalry for some of its armored vehicles.
When used as a naval weapon-
Early in World War II, the French and Japanese navies were using twin and quadruple mountings on many of their warships. French warships that were refitted in the USA in 1943, such as battleship Richelieu or destroyer Le Terrible, had their 13.2 mm machine guns replaced by more efficient Oerlikon 20 mm cannons.
When used a ground weapon-
The 13.2 mm Hotchkiss was used on the, Belgian T15 and French AMR 35, light tanks as well as the AMD Laffly 80 AM armoured car and on fortifications. In WWII the Japanese mounted of the gun on a number of Type 92 Heavy Armoured Cars which had initially only been armed with only a pair of 6.5mm machine guns.
When used as a Anti-Aircraft weapon-
The Japanese used a single mounting for close-range defense of its airfields and other strategic places.
Specifications of gun only:
Weight: 37.5 kg (83 lbs.) single gun, stripped
Length: 1.67 meters (5 ft. 6 in)
Barrel length: 1 meter (3 ft. 3 in)
Excellent Condition! Located in Kentucky USA
Price reduced to: $14,500 US$ + shipping.
It has not been demilitarized and does not require BATF registration.
We can arrange reasonable shipping anywhere in the world!
Located on the US East coast in.
We can arrange shipping on this anywhere in the world.
Wanted more 40mm Bofors Anti-aircraft guns!
These guns are in absolutely fantastic condition, complete with tools, spare parts, utility boxes, custom covers, new tires, new original ammo holders in their original boxes, shell casings, and various other accessories. They can easily be towed anywhere and include the towing lights and hook up cables.
Sorry we sold all three of these and we are currently looking to buy more!
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Last up-dated on 11/27/2014