Lewis 7.7 mm MG No. 1

These former aircraftguns were used in twin versions aboard warships after a few modifications were made. Also used on board merchant ships, until replacement by more effective guns (such as the 20 mm Oerlikon) was possible.

Lewis MG on board a Dutch MTB

Gun specs
Gun type Lewis 7.7 mm No. 1 aircooled MG
Origin U.S.
Purpose Short range AA
Bore 7.7 mm (.30 inch)
Barrel length 65,4 cm
Date in service with RNN 1928/1929
Gunweight 13,5 kg*
Rate of fire 500 rounds/minute
Shell specs
Ammo feed ? round drum
* Weight of single MG

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