Machine Gun, LMG 08, 7.92 mm (Georges Guynemer Trophy)

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Owner

Georges Marie Ludovic Jules Guynemer, French, 1894 - 1917

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Air force

Materials

Overall - steel

Dimensions

3-D: 96 × 42 × 55cm (37 13/16 × 16 9/16 × 21 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

Germany

Physical Description

Steel LMG 08 aircraft machine gun with peforated water jacket with mounting brackets and synchronizer actuator. Missing top and back plates, return spring and cover, and feed block. Wood from aircraft still attached to rear mount.. Dirt from crash embedded in water jacket.

Type

ARMAMENT-Guns

Inventory Number

A19480010000

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