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#4556412 - 02/17/21 12:02 AM OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers  
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Love Ian's videos, not sure how I missed this one until now:


Learned a lot from it (as I always do from his videos), I haven't seen it posted yet, apologies if it has been...


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#4556446 - 02/17/21 10:37 AM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Nice video Rick, thanks for sharing.


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#4556462 - 02/17/21 01:50 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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That's great Rick, some good details in there very interesting. Thanks,


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#4556488 - 02/17/21 05:22 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Interesting stuff cheers Rick, imagine been stuck in a Obs balloon with that raining down at you ?
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#4556530 - 02/17/21 10:58 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Adger]  
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Originally Posted by Adger
Interesting stuff cheers Rick, imagine been stuck in a Obs balloon with that raining down at you ?
skyisfalling 50cal



Imagine being in an observation balloon with a parachute that...might work? period!


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#4556584 - 02/18/21 02:11 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Well done video and very interesting to see the 11mm cartridge use explained. That was new for me. Thanks for posting!

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#4556595 - 02/18/21 03:51 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
Originally Posted by Adger
Interesting stuff cheers Rick, imagine been stuck in a Obs balloon with that raining down at you ?
skyisfalling 50cal



Imagine being in an observation balloon with a parachute that...might work? period!



Yes an interesting video, especially regarding the topic of synchronisation and the various types used.

On the subject of Balloons, they weren't called 'balloonatics' for nothing. I remember reading an entry in the 'French Air Service War Chronology 1914/1918', 5th May 1916. No fewer than 13 French balloons broke free during violent wind storms and drifted towards the German lines. One particular harrowing entry reads 'This balloon came down inside German lines and was destroyed by artillery and machine gun fire. The basket detached from the balloon and dropped over 1000 meters at Dannemarie'.

As if enemy aircraft shooting at you and dodgy parachutes weren't enough jawdrop.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4557306 - 02/22/21 11:28 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Couple more nice vids:



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#4557332 - 02/23/21 01:37 AM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Albert Tross]  
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Originally Posted by Albert Tross
Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
Originally Posted by Adger
Interesting stuff cheers Rick, imagine been stuck in a Obs balloon with that raining down at you ?
skyisfalling 50cal



Imagine being in an observation balloon with a parachute that...might work? period!



Yes an interesting video, especially regarding the topic of synchronisation and the various types used.

On the subject of Balloons, they weren't called 'balloonatics' for nothing. I remember reading an entry in the 'French Air Service War Chronology 1914/1918', 5th May 1916. No fewer than 13 French balloons broke free during violent wind storms and drifted towards the German lines. One particular harrowing entry reads 'This balloon came down inside German lines and was destroyed by artillery and machine gun fire. The basket detached from the balloon and dropped over 1000 meters at Dannemarie'.

As if enemy aircraft shooting at you and dodgy parachutes weren't enough jawdrop.



@ Albert great story mate, mad absolutely mad..imagine getting a transfer out of the trenches and getting landed with "Balloon" duty ..no ta exitstageleft

@Rick cheers for the vids, great stuff


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#4563516 - 04/10/21 03:00 AM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Hey! Another nice entry in the...well, "series", even though it's not, really...


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#4563539 - 04/10/21 11:24 AM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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That was good Rick... I learnt some stuff, such as the wind vane sight and how it actually works... also, how they changed the magazine release catch for an easier mechanism for aircrew use as opposed to the infantry version.
That also incorporated the leather strap so pilots and observers could safely maintain control of it and not drop it during mag changes... Then there is the introduction of the muzzle brake that ensures a faster rate of fire compared to the infantry version...
There is also another video that shows the Lewis gun firing, showing the actual operation and case ejection... great stuff!


#4563649 - 04/10/21 07:55 PM Re: OT: Nice Video on a BB Vickers [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted by Trooper117
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That also incorporated the leather strap so pilots and observers could safely maintain control of it and not drop it during mag changes...





Can you image you are just walking along on your way back to the front from some well-deserved R&R in Berlin, ready to get back to giving the Tommies "What For" when a full Lewis Gun drum tumbles out of the sky and clocks you in the head? dizzy And the last thing you hear floating down from the Heavens is a faint "My bad!"


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