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Cover Title Year Audience File Size

Handbooks:

V02267 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Magazine Rifle Chamber) Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1914 United Kingdom 6,618 KB
V00403 Handbook of the Range-Finder Infantry, No. 2 (Barr & Stroud), 31.5 inches base 1916 United Kingdom 10,279 KB
V00426 Handbook of the Vickers Machine Gun Model of 1915 with Pack Outfits & Accessories 1917 United States of America 13,287 KB
V00098 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Magazine Rifle Chamber) Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1917 United Kingdom 4,317 KB
V01941 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1918 United Kingdom 17,201 KB
V01506 Handbook of “C.C.” Interrupter Gear. Types A, A1 and B. (Constantinesco Fire Control Timing Gear) (Second Edition) 1918 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

2,666 KB
V00411 Handbook for the Vickers Gun (Royal Air Force) 1919 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

6,911 KB
V01940 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1923 United Kingdom 4,881 KB
V00768 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV 1930 United Kingdom 12,206 KB
V01938 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Supplement) 1930 United Kingdom 3,103 KB
1931-UK-HandbookSuppNo2 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV, Supplement No. 2
1930 United Kingdom 1.18 MB
Description and testing of instruments used in conjunction with the Vickers Machine Gun, including a lot of the sighting equipment.

 

V00431 Handbook of the Range-Finder, Infantry, No. 12 (Marks III, III**, IV, IV*, IV** and V) 1933 United Kingdom 3,954 KB
V00434 Air Publication 1641B, Volume I, Vickers .303 in. Gas Operated Mk. I Guns, No. 1 Air Service and No. 2 Ground Service, Descriptive Handbook (includes amendments pasted in) 1938 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

1,799 KB
V00420 Machine Gun Handbook (Technical), Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Vickers .303-in. and .5-in. Machine Guns and Appurtenances 1940 United Kingdom 11,087 KB
V00421 Machine Gun Handbook (Technical), Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Mountings, Tripod, .303-in. M.G., Mk. IV; Adapter, Vickers, M.G., Mk. I; Mount, Field, Vickers .303-in. M.G., Mk. I; Shoulder-piece, M.G., No. 4; Packsaddlery, etc. for Vickers .303-in. and 5-in. Machine Guns 1940 United Kingdom 2,247 KB
V00435 Air Publication 1641B, Volume I, Vickers .303 in. G.O. Mk. I Guns, Amendment List No. 4 1941 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

366 KB
V00435 Air Publication 1641B, Volume I, Vickers .303 in. G.O. Mk. I Guns, Amendment List No. 5 1941 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

367 KB

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