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Cat. No. Introduction Obsolescent Obsolete Remarks
Section C.2
B.M.0170
B.M.0171
L. of C. A.9766
AM/267181/33
9th April 1936
L. of C. C.2022
57/SA/1385
24th August 1944
With L.H. or R.H. feed blocks. Tank Pattern. Converted from Mk. I

List of changes A 9478, GUNS, MACHINE, VICKERS .303-IN., Mk. VI

  • Cat No. C2/BM 0170, …WITH L.H. FEED BLOCK
  • Cat No. C2/BM 0171, …WITH R.H. FEED BLOCK

Production information

The Mk. VI, Mk. VI*, and Mk. VII Vickers MGs were the secondary armament for all Tanks in British Service until the gradual introduction of the Besa and Browning MGs in the early 1940s. This meant that they were being produced in line with the developments and demands of the Tank ‘fleet’. As well as being produced from scratch, they were also being converted from Mk. I guns, either from guns that needed repair anyway or from new production stock. The majority of components were common to all guns in .303-inch.

The following table sets out the production data for the Mk. VI, Mk. VI*, and Mk. VII Vickers. It is unclear from the information available whether references to Mk. VI also include Mk. VI* guns. Furthermore, the proportion split when covering multiple marks is unknown.

Date Item Maker Quantity and Other Details
Mk. VI, VI* and VII Vickers MG War Office Contract Information
01.05.1935 Vickers Mk VI, LH feed Enfield 100
17.06.1935 Vickers Mk VI, LH feed Enfield 8
29.11.1935 Vickers Mk VI, LH feed Enfield 4
25.09.1936 Vickers Mk VI*, LH feed, from repair and conversion of Mk I Enfield or Weedon 196
29.09.1936 Vickers Mk VI Enfield 8
29.09.1936 Vickers conversion from Mk I to Mk VI Enfield 8 for Iraq Mandate
31.03.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Enfield 1,040
19.04.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Enfield 60
19.04.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Enfield 60 for India
30.04.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Enfield 7 for India
03.06.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Enfield 1 for India
24.11.1937 Conversion of Vickers Mk I to Mk VI, LH feed Enfield 200
16.12.1937 Vickers Mk VII, LH feed Monotype Corporation, Climax Rock Drill & Mellor, Bromley Company 498 (500 ordered)
05.05.1938 Vickers Mk I repair and Mk VI conversion Enfield 28
20.05.1939 Vickers Mk VII Enfield 59
14.09.1939 Vickers Mk VII Enfield 69
21.08.1940 Vickers Mk VI Enfield 83
21.08.1940 Vickers Mk VI Enfield 18
28.06.1941 Vickers Mk VI and VII Monotype Group 502
24.10.1941 Vickers Mk VI and VII Vickers Armstrong 150

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