Maxim-Nordenfelt 37mm automatic gun

 

 

 

 

 

Maxim designation :

Maxim Automatic 1-Inch Machine Gun

Calibre :

37mm L/36

Weight of the barrel :

165 kg

Weight of the carriage :

152 kg

Weight in action :

317 kg

Length barrel:

1346 mm

Length of the bore :

1147 mm 31 calibres

Barrel grooves

number :

12

twist :

uniform, 1 turn in 30 calibres

Cartridge :

length :

168 mm

weight :

130 g

shelled :

662 g

charge :

80 g of black powder

Common shell :

length :

95 mm

weight :

455 g charge : 13 g

Muzzle velocity :

402 m/s

Max. range :

2740 m

Remarks :

Quick firing gun on cross-head mounting. It could fire both a cast iron shell and armour piercing steel shell, whose features were the same.