HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 c2999W
Colonel APPLIN

asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the fact that our machine gun uses the same ammunition as the service rifle, whether the stream-line bullet with its greater range and accuracy can be adopted for our machine guns until it is issued for the service rifle; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take in order that our machine guns shall not be inferior in range and accuracy to those of other nations who have already adopted this bullet?

Captain KING

Experiments have been in progress for a considerable time in connection with stream-line bullets, but so far it has proved impossible to arrive at any conclusions which would warrant the adoption of this type. I am advised that the alleged superiority of the streamline bullet to the ordinary bullet as regards accuracy and penetrative powers is open to question. As regards the last part of the question, I cannot admit that our machine guns are in any way inferior to the machine guns of any other nation.

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