After the withdrawal of the Russians, the Ukrainians found the machine gun that was used during the First World War
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After the withdrawal of the Russians, the Ukrainians found the machine gun that was used during the First World War

In a video published by the Ukrainian army, the PM machine gun known as Maksim is seen.

Although the soldiers in the videos are seen stunned, the Maksim machine gun has been used on many occasions in the Ukrainian war by both sides.

The first model of the Maxim machine gun was licensed as a model of British and German production. In Russia, the production of the Maxim model, originally named after the inventor Hiram Maxim, was produced in 1904.

But while the first models were made of bronze and weighed 25 kilograms, the modified PM 1910 was completely made of steel.

Unlike the Gatling machine guns, whose six barrels were distributed in a circle and operated manually, the Maxim has only one barrel.

In other words, when a bullet is fired, the barrel helps propel the bullet. So if your finger gets stuck on the trigger, it can fire up to 250 rounds in a row.

The PM 1910 uses the standard 7.62 millimeter caliber. The same as used in the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle.

The Russian Maxim was mass-produced from 1912, and served not only as a weapon for the armed forces of the Russian Tsar, but also for soldiers during the October Revolution and the Russian civil war that followed later.

Maksim was also used in World War II, although it was abandoned due to modernization and the arrival of new weapons such as the SG-43.