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Vickers Mk1 Medium machine gun




Description

The main Medium MG used by the British Army from 1912 through to 1966. It was tripod-mounted, water-cooled and belt fed. It could fire up to 450 rounds of .303inch ammunition per minute at ranges of up to 4,500 yards (over 4 kilometres) and was famous for it's reliability. This particular example with all it's accessories dates from 1936 and commemorates the Manchesters Regiment being converted to a machine gun battalion.

Location

The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

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