All you former infantryman out there might find this fact jaw dropping:
“The MG08 machine gun itself weighed approximately 60 pounds. Combined with its “Sled” (or Sledge) mount that used four legs, the whole affair weighed around 140 pounds, excluding the water can and ammunition supply. Along with the sled mount were extra barrels, tools, and oil containers, all attached to the sled. A team of four soldiers was required to move the entire gun and accessories.”
This BEAST weighed in at 140 pounds, not inclduing the water can, sled and ammo!!
This thing earned it’s name as a HEAVY machine Gun for sure.