Machine Gun Kits
The Williams Brothers filled a need in early R/C modeling by creating a line of WWI aero type machine guns, primarily in 1/6 scale- still the most popular scale in use. Combined with the Vintage wheels, pilots, and engine cylinders, a small explosion of growth came about in the flying model kit world due to these accessories being available; and, they are still popular today! The aero gun kits are made from injection molded polystyrene, which can be assembled using typical, acetone based, plastic model cement; and, they can be painted with enamels, acrylics, or other compatible paints. Fuel proof paints, if needed, with a clear coat of polyurethane. The ammo belts are made from a flexible rubber.
Injection molded Polystyrene kit consisting of 17 parts plus ammo belt
Used by Central Forces in WWI, the MG14 gun was a redesign of the MG08 (Spandau) to make it lighter weight, and specifically for use on German aircraft. The gun was given the name "Parabellum" based on an old Latin saying, in which "Para Bellum" meant "Prepare for War". It was the first gun used by Fokker in his early attempts to fire a deck mounted gun through the propeller with an interrupter gearing. Although it was meant for that use, it failed, as the rigid mounting and recoil would make the gun jam so much, it was quickly disliked by pilots. However, the Parabellum quickly found it's way to the rear seat and became the standard flexible armament for Observers on aircraft.