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Hotchkiss Mle

A Hotchkiss Mle in reality

The Hotchkiss Mle. 1909 machine gun was a French designed light machine gun of the early 20th century, developed and built by Hotchkiss et Cie. The weapon made use of distinct 30-round strip magazines in addition to more common belts.

Battlefield 1Edit

"A slow firing, strip fed LMG best used from a distance."
— In-game description


The M1909 Benét–Mercié is one of several weapons equipping the Harlem Hellfighters during the campaign prologue, Storm of Steel.


Two variants of the M1909 Benét–Mercié are featured in Battlefield 1 for the Support kit, both of which retain much of their damage over distance, and are accurate and controllable. This is offset by a somewhat slower rate of fire compared to other LMGs. Selective fire is available, although LMGs in Battlefield 1 benefit from increasing accuracy with sustained fire.

M1909 Benét–Mercié Light InfantryEdit

The M1909 Benét–Mercié Light Infantry variant operated with a foregrip attachment and iron sights.

M1909 Benét–Mercié GunnerEdit

The Gunner variant is fitted with a tripod for supported shooting, in addition to a medium-power scope. This grants the weapon superior accuracy at a distance compared to its other versions.


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