Vintage Saturday: Anti-Aircraft Lewis

Lewis LMG used in an anti-aircraft role
Lewis LMG used in an anti-aircraft role

The wheel is for fast and easy traverse. The Lewis gun adapter allows it to be mounted on a Vickers tripod, and it’s mounted backwards to allow flexible elevation (you could do that with the Vickers too). The rear handle in place of the buttstock allows the gun to swing faster than the gunner can move behind it.