How Machine Gun Revolutionized Combat During World War I
The Great War witness the rise of powerful weapons like machine guns, heavy artillery and flamethrowers. The impact of machine gun was huge, allowing just a few soldiers to easily kill large number of charging enemies. Most machine guns of WWI were based upon Hiram Maxim’s 1884 design which has a continual fire of 450-600 rounds per minute. They soon became light enough to be attached in the front of aircraft and tanks. Here’s how machine gun revolutionized combat during World War I. See also The Shot That Started World War I, World’s Nuclear Arsenal: Ready to Launch and What Happened During The Korean War.