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German Maschinengewehr 08 (MG-08) - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This German Maschinengewehr 08 is located in Gallery 3 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/12/2019 7:25:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site

German Maschinengewehr 08

The MG-08, the German Army's standard machine gun, could fire 450 rounds a minute up to a range of 1,800 metres. German machine gun crews, in protected positions and supporting one another, killed hundred of thousands during the war. Water kept the MG-08 from overheating during sustained fire. Armoured protection and a shield kept the water jacket from being punctured by enemy fire.

German maschinengewehr 08 (MG-08) - Canadian War Museum Website: (visit link)

Museum Hours and Fees:

April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

Museum Guide: (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: German Machine Gun (German Maschinengewehr MG-08)

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: 9/1/1939

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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