S3 E6 ∙ The Story of the Machine Gun ∙

Hiram Maxim developed the world's first fully automatic machine gun, but it weighed a whopping 136 lbs - until British company Vickers adapted the design.


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All episodes for series 3 of War Factories

S3 E1 · Rolls-Royce

Iconic aircraft such as the Spitfire were powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

S3 E3 · Skoda

Skoda's Czech factory became the cover for espionage, sabotage and the liberation of Jews in the 1930's.

S3 E4 · Porsche

The Story of of how car designer Ferdinand Porsche became a most influential engineer.

S3 E5 · Opel

The story of the GM Opel Blitz and the American-owned war factories that produced them.