These downloads are provided free-of-charge for the benefit of anyone that wants to know more about the use of the Vickers Machine Gun and know what the Machine Gunners would have known. Many of rare items not readily available so, if you find them useful, please support the development of this resource. All donations are reinvested in the management of the website or the expansion of the collection and dissemination of information:
|Machine Gun Training Centre, Lecture Notes||1916||United Kingdom||2,126 KB|
|Infantry Machine-Gun Company Training (Provisional)||1917||United Kingdom||6,463 KB|
|Instructors’ Manual, Machine Gun Training Centre||1917||United Kingdom
Machine Gun Training Centre
|Only available on DVD through the sales page|
|Machine Gun Training (American Expeditionary Force)||1917||United States of America||4,702 KB|
|Notes on Guns, Gears and Sights. Turnberry (Air Gunnery School)||1918||United Kingdom
Royal Air Force
|Machine Gun Training|
|1919||United Kingdom||20.9 MB|
|This is an updated and amended variant of the 1917 Machine Gun School Instructor’s Manual. It contains much of the same type of material but possibly for students rather than the instructors. This includes battle action information, machine gunnery and the administration of a machine gun company.
Due to the uniqueness of the material here, and the association with the Machine Gun Corps History Project, it is only available on the DVDs rather than a direct download.
|Machine Gun Training (Provisional)||1921||United Kingdom||35,810 KB|
|Machine Gun Training – F Russell – Small Arms School Ahmednagur||1924||British Indian Army||48,393 KB|
|Machine Gun Training||1925||United Kingdom||34,978 KB|
|Machine Gun Training. Supplement.||1925||United Kingdom||4,646 KB|
|Machine Gun Training, 1925, Amendment No. 1||1925||United Kingdom||1,477 KB|
|Machine Gun Training, 1925, Amendment No. 2||1925||United Kingdom||1,706 KB|
|Machine Gun Training, 1925 – Interleaved, bound and amended up to 1930|
|1930||United Kingdom||27.9 MB|
|This is a remarkable example of how the amendments were inserted professionally by printers – in this case located near to the Hythe Small Arms School.
It contains all of the amendments of Machine Gun Training up to 1930 and is twice the size of the regular Machine Gun Training manual of 1925.
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