These low-resolution 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 are rare items not readily available so, if you find them useful, please support the development of this resource.

By supporting the Association through Patreon, you are supporting the website fees that will enable us to have high-resolution versions online. Even $1 per month is valuable to the Association.

1908-1919:

Machine Gun Range Cards

1914, United Kingdom

An early pad of range cards that were specifically produced for machine guns; however, they would become a standard and recognisable part of every infanteers’ training and skills. Only one of the blank range cards has been scanned but the pad contains approximately 20.

Low-resolution PDF download: 446 KB

Machine Gun Range Table

1916, United Kingdom

A simple fold-out card containing a range table for the Vickers machine gun firing Mark VII .303-inch ammunition.

Low-resolution PDF download: 384 KB

Range Table for Vickers’ Guns for Mark VII Ammunition

1916, United Kingdom

This is an amendment sheet that is the first official inclusion of a range table for the Vickers machine gun in any of the manuals. It is an amendment to the 1914 handbook and the 1914 reprint of the 1909 musketry regulations.

This was donated to the VMGCRA by The Research Press.

Low-resolution PDF download: 125 KB

.303 Vickers Machine Gun Wind Correction Graph

1918, United Kingdom

This is a physical calculator that can used to determine the correction angles needed for the effect of wind when firing the Vickers machine gun. It was designed by a Serjeant of the Scots Guards and sold commercially.

Low-resolution PDF download: 556 KB

1919-1938:

Range Table of the .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun

1923, United Kingdom

A pocket-sized booklet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information.

Low-resolution PDF download: 835 KB

Range Table of the .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun

1926, United Kingdom

An updated pocket-sized booklet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information.

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,017 KB

Range Table for .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun

1931, United Kingdom

An updated pocket-sized booklet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks for the Vickers MG that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information.

Low-resolution PDF download: 970 KB

Range Table for .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun

1937, United Kingdom

An updated pocket-sized booklet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks for the Vickers MG that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information.

Low-resolution PDF download: 706 KB

1939-1975:

Range Tables for .303-inch Vickers Machine-Gun

1939, United Kingdom

An updated pamphlet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks for the Vickers MG that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information. This was issued in the later pamplet size and included the Mark VIIIz ammunition as well as Mark VII.

Low-resolution PDF download: 882 KB

Range Table for .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun (Using Mk VII Ammunition)

1943, Australia

The Australian Army continued to use the Mark VII ammunition rather than the boat-tailed Mark VIIIz. As such, they re-issued the earlier pamphlet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks for the Vickers MG that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information.

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,022 KB

Range Tables for .303-inch Vickers Machine-Gun

1960, United Kingdom

This is one of the last publications produced for the Vickers machine gun by the British rmy. It is for the Mark VII ammunition rather than the boat-tailed Mark VIIIz. As such, they issued an updated earlier pamphlet with all of the information needed to calculate direct and indirect fire tasks for the Vickers MG that need additional information, such as quadrant elevation, meteorological data and for night firing. It includes fold-out graphs and tables for large amounts of information. The covers are water-proofed so it could be carried in the field.

Low-resolution PDF download: 671 KB

These low-resolution 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 are rare items not readily available so, if you find them useful, please support the development of this resource.

By supporting the Association through Patreon, you are supporting the website fees that will enable us to have high-resolution versions online. Even $1 per month is valuable to the Association.