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Vickers K Machine Gun

Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
TypeMachine Gun
Caliber7.700 mm
Capacity60 rounds
Length930.000 mm
Weight13.400 kg
Rate of Fire950 rounds/min

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ww2dbaseThe Vickers K machinegun, known as the Vickers Gas Operated (VGO) in British service, was developed as a high rate of fire weapon for aircraft by Vickers-Armstrongs, Limited. They were used aboard models such as Swordfish, Battle, and Blenheim aircraft, among others. A few were also used by ground forces, particularly those in commando roles. The British Special Air Service mounted some Vickers K machine guns on jeeps.

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Photographs

A British sergeant air-gunner manned his Vickers K gun from the rear cockpit of a Fairey Battle, May 1940; note the unofficial squadron pennant flying from the radio mastBritish Army Major Vladimir Peniakoff posing with a Jeep en route to Barce, Libya, early Sep 1942; note Vickers K twin machine gun
See all 5 photographs of Vickers K Machine Gun



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1. Anonymous says:
22 Jan 2009 08:57:48 AM

this gun is the ***
2. Anonymous says:
26 Aug 2009 12:43:26 PM

just finished a book that this gun featured in WHAT A FANTASTIC BIT OF KIT

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A British sergeant air-gunner manned his Vickers K gun from the rear cockpit of a Fairey Battle, May 1940; note the unofficial squadron pennant flying from the radio mastBritish Army Major Vladimir Peniakoff posing with a Jeep en route to Barce, Libya, early Sep 1942; note Vickers K twin machine gun
See all 5 photographs of Vickers K Machine Gun


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