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Vickers Medium Machine Gun
Vickers machine gun in the Battle of Passchendaele - September 1917.jpg
A typical Vickers machine gun crew in action
Type Medium machine gun
Place of origin United Kingdom
Service history
In service 1912–1968
Used by See Users
Wars World War I
Chaco War
World War II
Indo-Pakistan War of 1947
1948 Arab–Israeli War
Korean War
The Troubles
Congo Crisis
South African Border War
Production history
Designed 1912
Manufacturer Vickers
Produced 1912–1968
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

Cartridge .303 British
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.

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