Sunday, January 12, 2014
Vickers, Browning M1919 & MG-34; comparisons
Part 2. Part 3.
I have yet to see a You Tube video where an American admits his own nations fire arm is inferior to that of any other nation.
As far as I can see, the first comparison does not hold up very well at all, since the Browning was developed a good seven years after the Vickers and John Browning had the accumulated experience and knowledge gained from World War One at his disposal. In essence this is like comparing a Hawker Hurricane to an F-86 Sabre jet and when you take that into account then I think the Vickers equals the Browning, for all its perceived flaws.
As for the second comparion, I can't see that there is much to talk about. The M1919A4 did its job, but this is another unfair comparison and when compared to the MG-34 (designed a full decade after the M1919) it is entirely out classed in just about every aspect.