The Vickers Machine Gun was an improved version of the Maxim gun that had been in widespread use before the introduction of the Vickers and for some time, in many armies, the two guns served alongside one another.

The Vickers Machine Gun was used in many variants by the British and Commonwealth and many other forces around the World.

The guns that saw service with the British, and Commonwealth, were those listed below. These are followed by the Commercial models, then those other models.

Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. I

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. I*

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. II

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. II*

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. III

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. IV A

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. IV B

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. V LH

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. V RH

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. VI

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. VI*

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. VII

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .303-inch, Mk. XXI


Gun, Machine, Vickers .5-inch, Mk. I

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .5-inch, Mk. II

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .5-inch, Mk. III

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The quadruple Vickers 0.5 inch anti aircraft machine gun mounting on board HMAS Napier.

Gun, Machine, Vickers .5-inch, Mk. IV

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Gun, Machine, Vickers .5-inch, Mk. V

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Gun, Machine, Vickers G.O. .303-inch, No. 1, Mk. I

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Gun, Machine, Vickers G.O. .303-inch, No. 2, Mk. I

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Gun, Machine, Vickers G.O. .303-inch, No. 3, Mk. I


Gun, Machine, Vickers G.O. .303-inch, No. 4


Gun, Machine, Vickers G.O. .303-inch, No. 5, Mk. I


Commercial guns used around the World


Class ‘A’

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Class ‘A/T’

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Class ‘B’

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Class ‘C’

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Class ‘C/T’


Class ‘D’


Class ‘E’


Class ‘F’


Class ‘G’


Class ‘J’


Class ‘K’ – The Vickers Gas-Operated


Class ‘L’ – The Vickers-Berthier

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Model 1914


Vickers Machine Gun Model of 1915


Vickers Machine Gun Model of 1918


Nepalese Model


Metralhadora 7.7mm M/930


Metralhadora 7.7mm M/939


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