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Vickers Medium Machine Gun
History

The Vickers medium machine gun was designed during World War I as a replacement for the Maxim gun from which its design was taken. It served throughout World War I and II as a fixed point machine gun used to suppress areas and act as a defensive point.

Manufactured1912 - 1968
Calibre7.70mm
LengthL/93
Rate of Fire450rpm
 
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
Standard british .303 round - MkVIII (only used in Vickers Mg) 7.70mm 0.01Kg 844M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.14 0.33 1
Penetration(mm@0°) 13 11 7
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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