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Stepping away from our recent trend of less common weapons in last update's reveal of the Lee Enfield No.1 SMLE we stay with the British Army and present the Vickers Machine Gun by the newest member of the team [TWDEV] Chillydog12345.

Posted by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Jul 26th, 2014

Stepping away from our recent trend of less common weapons in last update's reveal of the Lee Enfield No.1 SMLE we stay with the British Army and present the Vickers Machine Gun by the newest member of the team [TWDEV] Chillydog12345.

The Vickers Machine Gun is one of the most iconic machine guns of the 20th Century. Having served throughout World War One as one of the great contributors to the mass slaughter in the trenches, the Vickers continued its illustrious service with British and Commonwealth forces throughout the Second World War. Despite attempts to replace it with more modern and mobile air-cooled general purpose machine guns like the Besa, it's reliability and weight of fire continued to win out.


Capable of laying down 450 rounds per minute, the Vickers was not about to win any awards for rapid fire for a World War Two machine gun. It made up for this in weight of fire. As it was water cooled the Vickers required very few barrel changes, with fire being continuous until ammunition or water had been expended, whichever came first. Indeed, on the Somme in 1916, there is one account of the 100th Machine Gun Company having fired it's 10 Vickers Guns for over 12 hours without a single stoppage, a testament to the incredible reliability of the Vickers and water-cooled machine guns in general. It was also capable of indirect fire, using observers and specialist sights to place killing zones out to ranges of 4,500 meters, creating deadly zones for those who happened to stray into an observer's sight.


Despite the Vicker's weight and increased obsolescence in comparison to modern GPMGs, it would serve throughout the Korean War and was not replaced in the British army until 1968. The Vickers, like many other World War One weapons, continues to serve throughout conflicts in Africa and the Middle East amongst militias and national armies.

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Turkish007
Turkish007 Jul 26 2014, 7:05am says:

HOT DAMN!

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof Jul 26 2014, 9:01am replied:

prepare your bullets, we will need alot of 'em.

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DukeOfJudea
DukeOfJudea Jul 26 2014, 7:12am says:

Just make a ww1 game that will be cool :D

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47Rōnin
47Rōnin Dec 11 2014, 8:55am replied:

Just check out Verdun, it may be the thing you are looking for :D

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Nilidus
Nilidus Jul 26 2014, 7:27am says:

RATATATATATTATATATATATATT

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Jul 26 2014, 8:01am says:

as always, very nigh quality.
It will be a plesure to shoot with this weapons!

Leon

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D.E.G
D.E.G Jul 26 2014, 10:28am replied:

nigh

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Nuttah
Nuttah Jul 26 2014, 8:22am says:

Quite the shelf life. o.o
Wonder if I could get my hands on one...for tea making, of course. <_< >_> Definitely.

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak Jul 26 2014, 8:43am says:

So cool!

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Turkish007
Turkish007 Jul 26 2014, 2:12pm replied:

It is literally cool with the water cooling system :D

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maykayman
maykayman Jul 26 2014, 6:40pm says:

what game is it for

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak Jul 26 2014, 7:09pm replied:

Uh.. Traction Wars. :)

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GERSillySausage
GERSillySausage Jul 28 2014, 3:41am says:

This Machinegungun is Awesome! I might actually play support, just to gaze at that glorious weapon. Your new Model Artist is a good addition to the team.

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