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V02267 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Magazine Rifle Chamber) Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
1914 United Kingdom 6,618 KB
This is the first complete handbook printed for the Vickers machine gun, including the tripod. The Maxim was still in service at this point in .45-inch, hence the reference to Magazine Rifle Chamber.

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V00403 Handbook of the Range-Finder Infantry, No. 2 (Barr & Stroud), 31.5 inches base (free low resolution download)
1916 United Kingdom 10,279 KB
V00426 Handbook of the Vickers Machine Gun Model of 1915 with Pack Outfits & Accessories (free low resolution download)
1917 United States of America 13,287 KB

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V00098 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Magazine Rifle Chamber) Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
1917 United Kingdom 4,317 KB

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V01941 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
April 1918 United Kingdom 17,201 KB

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191809-UK-Handbook Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
September 1918 United Kingdom 22,072 KB
This is September reprint of the April, 1918, manual. It’s the last wartime handbook printed.

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V01506 Handbook of “C.C.” Interrupter Gear. Types A, A1 and B. (Constantinesco Fire Control Timing Gear) (Second Edition) (free low resolution download)
1918 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

2,666 KB

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V00411 Handbook for the Vickers Gun (Royal Air Force) (free low resolution download)
1919 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

6,911 KB

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Page_0001 - Copy Addendum to Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
1920 United Kingdom 2,056 KB
An addendum covering ‘Notes on Care and Adjustment of the Mark IV Tripod. Detailed descriptions of the components and how to maintain them.

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V01940 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mounted on Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
1923 United Kingdom 4,881 KB
V00768 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun and Tripod Mounting, Mark IV (free low resolution download)
1930 United Kingdom 12,206 KB
V01938 Handbook for the .303-in. Vickers Machine Gun (Supplement) (free low resolution download)
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 (free low resolution download)
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) (free low resolution download)
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) (free low resolution download)
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 (free low resolution download)
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 (free low resolution download)
1940 United Kingdom 2,247 KB
V00435 Air Publication 1641B, Volume I, Vickers .303 in. G.O. Mk. I Guns, Amendment List No. 4 (free low resolution download)
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 (free low resolution download)
1941 United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

367 KB

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