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Vickers 7.62 mm MG

British World War II vintage .303inch machine gun used on the border by the SADF

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62mm Vickers Medium Machine Gun
abDescriptionStandard British infantry medium machine gun which has been in use since 1912 until declared obsolete by the British Army in 1968. The South African Army used it well into the late 1980s
ac.TypeMedium Machine Gun
ad.Calibre7.62 mm (7.62x51 mm NATO cartridges)
ae.Overall Length1092 mm
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew 
ai.Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
aj.Ammunition 
ak.Effective Range (HE) 
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed MechanismDisintegrating link belt
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire450 - 550 rounds/min
be.SightsFront: Hooded blade; Rear: Leaf with aperture
bf.Muzzle EnergyNot Available
bg.Barrel Length722 mm
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling8 grooves RH. 1 turn in 381 mm
bj.OperationRecoil with gas assistance from muzzle-booster; Water-cooled
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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