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Cover Title Year Country of Origin File Size

1920-1938:

V02292 Volume II, Part III: Weapons – Sequence of Instruction 1932 United Kingdom 9,326 KB
V01576 Volume II, Part III, Pamphlet No. 2: .303-in., Vickers Machine Guns, Marks VI, IVA, IVB and I 1936 United Kingdom 8,474 KB
V01575 Volume II, Part III, Pamphlet No. 3: .5-in. Vickers Machine Guns Marks IV and II 1936 United Kingdom 2,092 KB
V01574 Volume II, Part III, Pamphlet No. 4: Machine Gun Mountings and Appurtenances for use in Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1936 United Kingdom 1,764 KB
V01573 Volume II, Part III, Pamphlet No. 4: Machine Gun Mountings and Appurtenances for use in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 1936, Amendments No. 1 1937 United Kingdom 682 KB
V01508 Volume II, Part III, Pamphlet No. 5: .5-in. Vickers Machine Gun Mark V 1937 United Kingdom 2,960 KB
V05426 Mobile Training Pamphlet No. 1:  Notes on the Tactical Employment of a Cavalry Light Tank Regiment
1938 United Kingdom 3.00 MB
This is a typed variant of the manual but it is unclear whether printed versions were produced or if this is a locally-produced copy.  It includes an Amendment sheet for Amendments (No. 1).
V05427 Mobile Training Pamphlet No. 2:  Notes on the Employment of the Tank Brigade
1938 United Kingdom 3.89 MB
A manual that covers the establishment and organisation of the pre-War Tank Brigade as well as the typical tactics and methods employed.
V05428 Mobile Training Pamphlet No. 3:  Notes on the Tactical Employment of a Royal Horse Artillery Regiment
1938 United Kingdom 2,402 KB
A manual that covers the establishment and organisation of the pre-War Royal Horse Artillery Regiment, which was the main artillery capability of the Tank Brigade.

1939-1975:

1941-UK-MTP51 Military Training Pamphlet No. 51, Troop Training for Cruiser Tank Troops
1941 United Kingdom 2.04 MB
For the first few years of the Second World War, the Cruiser Tanks of the British Army were armed with Vickers Machine Guns, including the .303-inch Mk VII.  This manual gives and insight into how the men were trained.
Page001_zpsnp1xgzrc .303 Vickers Machine Gun (in Marmon-Herrington Mark III Armoured Car) Unknown Republic of South Africa 4,187 KB

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