Vickers machine gun
|Vickers Medium Machine Gun|
|Type||Medium machine gun|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||World War I|
World War II
Indo-Pakistan War of 1947
1948 Arab–Israeli War
South African Border War
|Mass||33–51 lb (15–23 kg) all-up|
|Length||3 ft 8 in (1.12 m)|
|Barrel length||28 in (720 mm)|
|Crew||three man crew|
|Action||recoil with gas boost|
|Rate of fire||450 to 500 round/min|
|Muzzle velocity||2440 ft/s (744 m/s)|
|Effective firing range||2,187 yd (2,000 m)|
|Maximum firing range||4,500 yd (4,100 m) indirect fire|
|Feed system||250-round canvas belt|
The Vickers machine gun (also known as the Vickers gun) was a machine gun that was used by the British Army from 1912 to 1968. It was made by Vickers Limited. The gun was very reliable. It was one of the most commonly used weapons in the first world war.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Vickers Gun". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
- ↑ "THE VICKERS MACHINE GUN". Vickers Machine Gun Collection and Research Association. Retrieved 2011-10-17.