Vickers K machine gun

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Vickers K Machine Gun - .303 British

The Vickers K, or Vickers Gas Operated (VGO) was a British machine gun originally developed for use on aircraft. Originally developed from the Vickers-Berthier machine gun, its high rate of fire was necessary as aircraft gunners had shorter windows of opportunity to shoot at other aircraft. Eventually phased out of service by the RAF in favor of the Browning M1919, the guns found new life with Recon and Commando units who liked its higher rate of fire and larger magazine capacity compared to the Bren. Surplus guns were also adopted by the Royal Navy to replace Lewis Guns on light craft.

Specifications

(1935–1945)

  • Type: Machine Gun
  • Caliber: .303 British
  • Weight: 29.5 lbs (13.4 kg)
  • Length: 40 in (101.6 cm)
  • Barrel length: 20.8 in (52.9 cm)
  • Feed System: 60/100 round pan magazine
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
633 Squadron RAF airmen twin AA mount 1964
Billion Dollar Brain twin mounted on tankers 1967
Play Dirty British soldiers twin mounted on Jeep 1969
Sahara (1995) British LRDG soldiers twin mount on Jeep 1995
Dunkirk twin mount on British Motor Torpedo Boats 2017

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Forgotten Hope 2 Dual-mounted on Willys MB Jeep 2005
Call of Duty 3 Dual-mounted on Willys MB Jeep 2006
Men of War 2009
Company of Heroes 2 2013



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