Benet-Mercie photos

Thanks to a reader, we have a handful of vintage photos of US troops training with the M1909 Benet Mercie light machine gun, including a couple of its use on early military motorcycles.

5man mg platoon w Benet-Mercier Machine Rifle

You can see all of them, as well as a copy of a New York Times column announcing the replacement of the M1909, on the Hotchkiss/Benet Mercie page in the Vault