blank cell Vickers Medium Machine Gun
CALIBER .303in British
DAMAGE 2d6+4
RATE OF FIRE 20 per round
MAGAZINE CAPACITY 250 rounds
ACTION automatic
LOADING canvas belt
BASE RANGE 110 yards
MALFUNCTION 98-96-75
YEAR INTRODUCED 1912
COMBAT USE: British & Commonwealth armed forces

Despite its obsolescence, the Vickers MkI machine gun remained in front-line service not only throughout the war but well into the 1960s. The weapon was based on the original machine gun, the Maxim. Its water-cooled jacket could fire 3000 rounds of sustained operation before boiling, and it was often connected by petrol can that allowed it to reuse the water, an important function in desert warfare. Nevertheless, it was heavy and built more for the trenches of the last war than the mobility of the second.


DELTA GREEN 1939-1945 : EQUIPMENT : MEDIUM MACHINE GUNS