This popular and reliable weapon was used in almost every ouvrage and interval casemate. The weight was almost nine kilo’s. It was gas operated and air-cooled.
|Magazine capacity||25 rounds|
|Rate of fire||200 to 500 rounds/minute|
|Muzzle velocity||820 m/sec|
The manufacturer - d'Armes de Châtellerault - proposed this light machine gun in 1924. Similar to the Browning automatic rifle, or BAR, it was capable of both semi-automatic and full automatic fire
A two-trigger mechanism provided the different modes of fire. Automatic fire could be activated via the rear trigger and semi-automatic fire (single shots) by the front trigger.