The M45 Quadmount (nicknamed the Meat chopper and Krautmower for its high rate of fire) was a weapon mounting consisting of four of the "HB", or "heavy barrel" .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns mounted in pairs on each side of an open, electrically powered turret. It was developed by the W. L. Maxson Corporation to replace the their earlier M33 twin mount Although designed as an anti-aircraft weapon, it was also used against ground targets. Introduced in 1943 during World War II, it remained in US service as late as the Vietnam War.
The M45 Quadmount was ineffective against the new, fast-flying planes of the Jet Age. However, it was used against infantry targets in US post-war service. In Vietnam they were pressed into service to defend bases and to ride escort convoys along Viet Cong roads. The French Army also used M45s in combat. M45 Quad Mounts were placed in trucks to deal with ambushes and four M45s were used during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
What is included:
Poser ERC Figure:
Maxson M45 Quadmount Turret
Muzzle Flame for left top, left bottom, right top and right bottom positions
Tombstone Drum Magazine
- M45 Standalone variants - with magazines and prop guns loaded, and parented trailer and muzzle flames (no previous purchase necessary)
- M45 Addon variant - with M2 (full feature guns) mesh files and textures not included (original product needed), magazines, solenoid triggers, muzzle flames and trailer loaded and parented.
- 4 M2 guns (full feature guns) mesh files and textures not included (original product needed) in correct positions
Circled Star, White Star and Plain Green front armor variants
Michael 4 Operator Gunner
Muzzle Flames Point Light
4 lite version of M2 Browning HB, no internal parts, no moving parts, integrated solenoid triggers
4 tombstone drum magazines (no moving parts) with integrated ammo belt part
4 solenoid triggers for use with M2 Browning figures machineguns
Hand crank parents to trailer
Up to 4kx4k and textures suitable for closeups, Unpacked Runtime Size: 215 MB.
suitable for animations. Historical reconstruction.
Poser 7+, Poser 11
Compatible figures: Michael 4