Given the heightened interest in the specialised armour of the 79th Armoured Division, often referred to as ‘Hobart’s funnies’, around the time of Operation OVERLORD, I thought I’d share one of the non-Vickers items in the collection. It doesn’t fit anywhere else on the website, so it warrants its own blog post. Continue reading Specialised armour of the 79th Division
Answer: A Vickers Machine Gun.
There’s been some posts recently that have made me think about writing this post on nomenclature surrounding the Vickers Machine Gun. It’s worth emphasising that this is all the post is about. I’ll try and explain what the Vickers was called and when. This is from a British and Commonwealth perspective but also with a flavour of the marketing that Vickers Ltd added to it as well. Continue reading What weighs a lot but isn’t Heavy?