Curved Barrel Machine Gun

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So successful it never made mass production.


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    Synthetics

    That’s a German MP40, and yes they did use it.
    However it was limited to about 1500 rounds (not a whole lot) and you could only do about 2-5 round bursts.

    figosound

    but it saved lives!
    wait, wat

    Error401

    No, that’s an American M3 sub.

    Halon50

    A.K.A. the M3A1 “Grease Gun,” known for its intentionally slow rate of fire and extremely low misfire and jam incidences.

    The energy produced by the curved barrel above was such that only the very first shot had any accuracy at all — not that you could aim around corners anyway — and the barrel would heat up so quickly that the curve would straighten itself out. Pretty much a failed experimental “CornerShot.”

    SirNerd

    Wasn’t that barrel design a german invention

    Synthetics

    My bad, you’re correct.
    But I am still pretty sure that the Germans invented this for the MP40, which wouldn’t be that hard to adapt to the M3A1.
    Nice concept, just pretty impractical in the field.

    Error401

    Not sure which was first, but it may have been the Germans. They did make a badass prism/mirror attachment for theirs so’s you could aim.

    v0id

    USA; we lock a bunch of scientists with off the charts IQ into an underground facility, and put a guy with an IQ below the average to give them orders.

    (Not limited to USA only, I just like to troll a bit)

    natedog

    pew pew pew?

    DMYTRIW WDS

    How do you aim?

    v0id

    You don’t. You just hope…

    rienimportant

    It was originally a german design made for the MP40 so that soldiers riding in Elephants could put their gun over the side and shoot enemy soldiers

    KommissarKvC

    several StG44’s were also made with a curved barrel, and also included proper tactical scope sights for firing up over the edge of trenches