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The Montigny Mitrailleuse Was An Early Type Of Crank-operated Machine-gun Develo ...

The Montigny Mitrailleuse Was An Early Type Of Crank-operated Machine-gun Develo ...

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Description: The Montigny mitrailleuse was an early type of crank-operated machine-gun developed by the Belgian gun works of Joseph Montigny between 1859 and 1870. 215 were manufactured for the French Army before the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. When the weapon was engaged at the Battle of Gravelotte in 1871, in an infantry support role and at shorter distances, it produced devastating effects.

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