|blank cell||Vickers Medium Machine Gun|
|RATE OF FIRE||20 per round|
|MAGAZINE CAPACITY||250 rounds|
|BASE RANGE||110 yards|
|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.