Insufficient...and a waste of ammo. I would prefer something with proximity fuse capability...like FLAK:
If you want to go retro, a good old German 88 would do just fine.
Besides Campy, you need an aerial gunner tripod mount for that M1919, if you plan on going duck hunting. The rig in the pic does not provide sufficient axes of rotation.
Got ice picks?
Living here in Arkansas, (the Duck Hunting Capitol of the World) we have discovered hunting them up close and personal can be lots of fun.
Hell, the muzzle blast on that thing alone would cook the duck too.
There uses to be a guy at Knob Creak, called himself "little fat man", he had two 1919's just like that. They we little more than shotguns.
Themao, the Germans never had proximity fuzes so I would go with a 40mm Bofors on a quad mount. Got to play on one at Pearl Harber last year, my wife could hardly pull me away.
On the other hand, the F.L.A.K. 88 has good depression and range so you can get them on the water at 2.5 kilometers.
Nice picture, too bad it got messed up so bad. That wasn't the most battlefield "flexable" mount
A good German air defence mount wouldn't be too hard to rig to work with the 1919. Post war mounts are lighter and cheaper and give a good 360 degree firing arc. But thats just what people tell me.
Nice wheels RotDorn. I decided to spend some money this year and upgrade my boat.
2003 Polar Kraft J1468 14 Foot Jonboat
2003 Go Devil powered by a Honda 9 horse engine
Hmmmm.......I wonder if I could mount one of those short 1919s on the bow?
Heres a shot from one of my hunts.......
There are hooks on each leg to hang an ammo can on. (all German ammo cans have a notch in the handle for hanging on the AA tripod)
Just tie a string around each bottle and hang from the hooks. Three bottles, always one within reach and they are far enough apart to keep from rattling.
The Germans really did do it this way except they used empty wicker shell holders instead of string.....no joke.