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Cover Title Year Audience File Size

1920-1938:

SATVolI Small Arms Training, Volume I 1924 United Kingdom 12,362 KB

 

UK-1924-SATVol2(COVER).jpg Small Arms Training, Volume II
1924 United Kingdom 19.9 MB
Includes Annual Courses, Range and Battle Practices, Grenade Training, Webley Revolver Training and the Lewis and Hotchkiss Light Machine Guns.
TARecordbook The Recruits’ and Trained Soldiers’ Record Book – Territorial Army 1928 United Kingdom 3,914 KB
V02365 Volume I – General, Rifle, Bayonet and Revolver 1931 United Kingdom 12,046 KB
V02367 Volume II – Light Automatic, Grenade and Anti-Aircraft 1931 United Kingdom 19,570 KB
V00538 Volume III – .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun 1931 United Kingdom 26,898 KB
V02366 Volume V – Small Arms Range Regulations 1931 United Kingdom 26,077 KB
Page_zpsft5bigzi Manual do Furriel 1937 Portugal 25,048 KB

1939-1975:

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training:

V02800 1937 1937 United Kingdom 2,926 KB
01-1937-R1,2-1939 1937, Reprinted with Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 1939 United Kingdom 2,218 KB
01-1937-R1,2,3-1940 1937, Reprinted with Amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 3 1940 United Kingdom 2,382 KB
V02827 1942 1942 United Kingdom 2,717 KB
01-1942-R1-1942 1942, Reprinted with Amendments No. 1 1942 United Kingdom 2,152 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Application of fire:

02-1937 1937 1937 United Kingdom 1,228 KB
02-1937-R1-1939 1937, Reprinted with Amendments No. 1 1939 United Kingdom 1,128 KB
02-1942 1942 1942 United Kingdom 933 KB
02-1943-AUS 1945 1945 Australia 1,256 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle:

03-1937 1937 1937 United Kingdom 1,871 KB
03-1937-R1-1940 1937, Reprinted with Amendments No. 1 1940 United Kingdom 1,858 KB
03-1942 1942 1942 United Kingdom 1,512 KB
03-1943-AUS 1943 1943 Australia 2,190 KB
03-1943-A1-1945-AUS 1943, Amendment No. 1 1945 Australia 384 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Light Machine Gun:

04-1939 1939 1939 United Kingdom 2,018 KB
04-1939-AUS 1939 1939 Australia 1,980 KB
04-1942 1942 1942 United Kingdom 1,605 KB
04-1943-AUS 1943 1943 Australia 2,388 KB
04-1943-A1-1943-AUS 1943, Amendment No. 1 1943 Australia 310 KB
04-1943-AD1-1944-AUS 1943, Addendum No. 1 1944 Australia 306 KB
04-1943-A2-1945-AUS 1943, Amendment No. 2 1945 Australia 435 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 5 – Anti-Tank Rifle:

05-1938 1937 1937 United Kingdom 609 KB
05-1937-R1-1940 1937, Reprinted with Amendments No. 1 1939 United Kingdom 628 KB
05-1942-CANADA-001 1942 1942 Canada 582 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6 – Anti-Aircraft:

06-1938 1937 1937 United Kingdom 1,309 KB
06-1937-R1,2-1940 1937, Reprinted with Amendments Nos. 1 & 2 1939 United Kingdom 1,306 KB
06-1937-S1-1942 1937, Supplement No. 1, (Including Aircraft Recognition) 1941 United Kingdom 1,017 KB
06-1943 1942 1942 United Kingdom 2,082 KB
06-1942-S1-1944 1942, Supplement No. 1, The Anti-Aircraft Cartwheel Sight (Eye Shooting) 1943 United Kingdom 1,191 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 – .303-inch Machine Gun:

V01442 Supplement, 1939, (The Clinometer and Bar Foresight) 1940 United Kingdom 1,613 KB

Part I – Mechanical Subjects:

V02788 1939 1939 United Kingdom 2,087 KB
V02787 1939, Reprinted with Amendments Nos 1 and 2 1941 United Kingdom 2,150 KB
V01579 1940 (India) 1940 India 2,492 KB
V01578 1940 (India), ROMAN URDU 1940 India 3,728 KB
V02383 1940 (India), Reprinted January 1941 India 3,751 KB
V03200 1940 (India), Reprinted December 1941 India 3,480 KB
V02387 1939, Supplement (The Clinometer and Bar Foresight) – Modified for Australia 1940 Australia 1,185 KB
V02780 1939, Reprinted with Amendments 1941 Australia 2,881 KB
V00422 1941 1941 United Kingdom 2,931 KB
V02381 1941 1941 Canada 3,489 KB
V02779 1939, Reprinted with Amendments 1942 Australia 2,206 KB
V05914 Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I. – Mechanical Subjects (Modified for Australia)
1942 Australia 5.74 MB
This variation includes information on some of the older accessories that were still in use with the Australian Military Forces, such as the Angle of Sight Instrument.

Part II – Training:

V02786 1939 1939 United Kingdom 3,371 KB
V02777 Part IIA – Infantry (Limber) and Horsed Cavalry 1939 Australia 5,521 KB
V01583 1940 (India) 1940 India 3,404 KB
V02384 1940 (India), (Reprinted with Amendments Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4 incorporated) 1941 India 7,807 KB
V00419 1941 1941 United Kingdom 5,273 KB
V02380 1941 1941 Canada 5,187 KB
V02385 1941 1941 New Zealand 5,051 KB
V02621 Supplement No. 1 – Radial Twin Vickers A.A. Mounting 1942 United Kingdom 765 KB
V02778 1943 1943 Australia 5,288 KB
V00396 1944 1944 United Kingdom 4,263 KB

Part III – Fire Control:

V02622 1939 1939 United Kingdom 4,182 KB
V02776 1939 1939 Australia 4,374 KB
1939-Canada-SATPt3 Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III. – Fire Control
1939 Canada 5.68MB
A direct re-print of the UK version of the manual, covering all aspect of fire control for the Vickers MG.
V01580 1940 (India), Fire Control Support Platoon 1940 India 3,572 KB
V01581 1940 (India), ROMAN URDU, Fire Control Support Platoon 1940 India 4,781 KB
V00397 1942 1942 United Kingdom 6,662 KB
V02379 1942 1942 Canada 6,398 KB
1947-UK-SATPt3 Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III. – Fire Control
1947 United Kingdom 4.42 MB
The last manual issued for the Vickers MG from the Small Arms Training manual series, to be replaced by the Infantry Training series in 1951.

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 8 – Mortar (2-inch):

08-1940 1939 1939 United Kingdom 661 KB
08-1939-A1-1942 1939, Amendments No. 1 1941 United Kingdom 316 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 9 – Mortar (3-inch):

09-1940 1939 1939 United Kingdom 2,694 KB
09-1937-CANADA-001 1937 1939 Canada 2,703 KB
09-1943-A1-1944 1943, Amendments No. 1 1943 United Kingdom 747 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 10 – Infantry Range-finder:

V02627 1937 1937 United Kingdom 1,884 KB
V02775 1937, Modified for Australia 1937 Australia 3,091 KB
V02628 1937, Supplement No.1, Falsification Tables 1941 United Kingdom 1,119 KB
V00060 1942 1942 Canada 2,609 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11 – Pistol:

01-11-038 Pistol (.38-inch), 1937 1937 United Kingdom 780 KB
01-11-37-A1-039 Pistol (.38-inch), 1937, Amendment No. 1 1938 United Kingdom 275 KB
01-11-039 Pistol (.455-inch), 1937 1937 Australia 743 KB
01-11-042 Pistol (.38-inch), 1941 1941 United Kingdom 757 KB
01-11-043 Pistol (.38-inch), 1942 1942 United Kingdom 613 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 12 – Bayonet:

01-12-038 1937 1937 United Kingdom 725 KB
01-12-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 726 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13 – Grenade:

01-13-038 1937 1937 United Kingdom 1,616 KB
01-13-37-R1-041 1937 1940 Canada 1,544 KB
01-13-37-S1-042 1937, Supplement No. 1: No. 68 Anti-tank Grenade (Rifle), No. 69 Bakelite Grenade (Hand) 1941 Canada 580 KB
01-13-37-S2-042 1937, Supplement No. 2: No. 73 Anti-tank Grenade (Hand), The S.T. Grenade (Hand), The Hand Incendiary Bomb 1941 United Kingdom 550 KB
01-13-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 1,798 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14 – Annual Courses – Regular Army, Cavalry Regiments (Horsed) and Infantry (Rifle) Battalions, other than .303-in. Vickers M.G.:

01-14-039 1938 1938 United Kingdom 1,812 KB
01-14-040 1939 1938 United Kingdom 2,063 KB
01-14-39-A1-039 1939, Amendment No. 1 1938 United Kingdom 275 KB
01-14-044 1943, Small Arms Practices (Australia) 1943 Australia 3,517 KB
01-14-43-Ad1-044 1943, Small Arms Practices (Australia), Addendum No. 1 1943 Australia 310 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 15 – Annual Courses – Regular Army, .303-in. Vickers M.G.:

V01582 Annual Range Course, Medium M. G. Bns. and support pls. armed with V.M.Gs., Regular Army 1942 India 1,357 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 16 – Annual Range Courses Regular Army, Other than Cavalry Regiment (Horsed and Mechanized), Infantry and M.G. Battalions and The Royal Tank Corps:

01-16-039 1938 1938 United Kingdom 932 KB
01-16-38-A1-040 1938, Amendment No. 1 1939 United Kingdom 321 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 17 – Annual Range Courses Territorial Army:

01-17-040 1939 1939 United Kingdom 1,001 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18 – Range Courses (War):

01-18-040 1939 1939 United Kingdom 1,095 KB
01-18-39-S1-041 1939, Supplement, Anti-Tank Rifle Course 1940 United Kingdom 667 KB
01-18-39-S3-041 1939, Supplement No. 3, Pistol Course 1940 United Kingdom 358 KB
01-18-39-S1,2-042 1939, With Supplements Nos. 1 and 2 (Reprinted) 1941 Canada 1,405 KB
01-18-39-S3-042 1939, Supplement No. 3, Pistol Course, 1940 (Reprinted) 1941 Canada 335 KB
01-18-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 1,748 KB
01-18-42-S1-044 1942, Supplement No. 1, Individual Battle Practices 1943 United Kingdom 409 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 19 – Anti-Tank Gun:

01-19-040 1939 (25-mm. Hotchkiss, Mark I on 25-mm. Carriage, Mark I) 1939 United Kingdom 1,813 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 20 – .303-inch Lewis Machine Gun:

01-20-040 1939 1939 United Kingdom 1,048 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 21 – The Thompson Sub-Machine-Gun:

01-21-041 1940 1940 United Kingdom 575 KB
01-21-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 599 KB
01-21-045 1944, The Machine Carbine 1944 United Kingdom 2,032 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 22 – Sten Machine Carbine:

01-22-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 616 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 23 – The 29-mm. Spigot Mortar:

01-23-043 1942 1942 United Kingdom 2,209 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 24 – Projector, Infantry Anti-Tank:

01-24-044 1943 (Provisional) 1943 United Kingdom 872 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 26 – Mortar (4.2-inch):

Page001_zps7ednsrje 1943, Including Amendments Nos 1 and 2 1943 United Kingdom 10,776 KB

Volume I, Pamphlet No. 27 – 6-pr. 7-cwt. Anti-Tank Gun:

01-27-045 1944 1944 United Kingdom 4,858 KB

Weapons Training Memoranda:

WTM1-001 No. 1 1940 United Kingdom 2,105 KB
V00081 No. 2 1940 United Kingdom 466 KB
WTM7-001 No. 7 1944 United Kingdom 1,387 KB
WTM8-001 No. 8 1945 United Kingdom 3,217 KB

Volume V:

V00105 Small Arms Range, War Supplement, Layout, Safety and Equipment 1945 United Kingdom 2,955 KB

Outside of series:

Page003_zpsex1phznc Royal Navy Handbook of Small Arm Courses for His Majesty’s Fleet 1939 United Kingdom

Royal Navy

7,823 KB
V00104 Manual of Musketry, Part I – Weapon Training, General 1959 Ireland 4,992 KB
V02293 Vickers MMG Circa 1970s Republic of South Africa 29,642 KB

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