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  Nimbus MC with 20 mm MG (Front view, right side)


Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of
Slesvigske Regiment on Foot Historical Collection

The Nimbus shown with a 20 mm machine gun was part of a gun group. A group consisted of two bikes; the gun bike and an ammunition bike. The machine gun was a Danish M/1938 which were mounted on a field tripod M.1938.
60 rounds of ammunition were carried on the gun bike, and further 180 rounds on the ammunition bike.
Wheels were stored on the sidecar of the ammunition bike and could be mounted on the gun in order to move the gun from the sidecar and into a covered position. If needed the gun could be fired while still mounted on the sidecar.
The effective range was 1.800 meters.
Development of the machine-gun took place from the mid 1920s, and sales started from 1930. In 1939 exported to more than 22 countries around the world.
The first Danish customer was the Navy.
The above shown configuration appeared for the first time in 1938.

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