Название: Chauchat Machine Rifle. Model 1915
Издательство: Machine Gun Instruction and Inspection Division
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The Chauchat (pronounced "show-shah", named after its main contributor Colonel Louis Chauchat), was the standard light machine gun of the French Army during World War I (1914–18). Under the leadership of General Joseph Joffre, it was commissioned into the French Army in 1916. It was also widely used by the US Army in 1917-1918 and by six other nations: Belgium, Greece, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Germany (who used captured examples) during and after World War I. Its formal designation in the French Army was Fusil mitrailleur Mle 1915 CSRG (Chauchat Sutter Ribeyrolles Gladiator). It was also more simply known as the FM Chauchat, CSRG and Gladiator.