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VICKERS HEAVY  MACHINE GUN AND TRIPOD, 1918

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VICKERS HEAVY MACHINE GUN AND TRIPOD, 1918

Vickers made the weapon under license from Maxim as it is basically the same. With some changes notably the Fuzzee cover and spring is upside down and the gun is also lighter. Firing up to 600 to 700 rounds per minute it was very reliable and remained in service after the second world war.
Originally Vickers charged the government 175 per weapon but after much criticism dropped the this to 80. The first design was made in 1912.
Originally called a Medium gun now referred to as heavy.

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  • The gun pictured is the Vickers MMG not the HMG as stated.

    Directors Note:- The term MMG is no longer used.
    .......... Ray Jackson, PE 19 8 PE, 4th of February 2011

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