In 1896, Vickers purchased the Maxim company outright and made several improvements. By 1912 the British Army had aopted the Vickers Mark 1 Machine Gun.
The Machine gun was capable of sustained fire with a barrel change after 10,000 rounds. Many reports of the gun firing over 100,000 rounds in one battle have been reported. The reliability and range of the Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun let to its long service life with the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces.
The Vickers Machine gun was used throughout WW2 and eventually declared obsolete in the latter part of the 1960's.
A great project with easy to follow template plans to make a Vickers Mk1 .30 Cal Machine Gun.
Plans to build a 1:1 scale replica of the Vickers .30 Caliber machine gun and tripod mount.
The plans set includes 12 pages of full sized plans in pdf format on A2 (7 sheets) ,and A3 (5 sheets) of full sized sized parts templates. As the plans are full size, measurements can be taken direct from the drawings - no scaling required - with the measure tool which has been included in the Adobe software.
The Plan Set includes full sized templates in Vector Graphics format (compatible with popular CNC and CAM Software) to avoid marking out errors and make for a simple straight forward build.
Basic metal working and home workshop equipment is required to complete this project and there is some welding to be done on the receiver, Barrel Shroud and Tripod Base if you chose to make the replica from Steel..
The Vickers Illustrated Parts manual in English is included free in the plans package and is an invaluable reference guide for the finer details of the Vickers Machine Gun.
A 52 page photograph album with over 100 build pictures is also included in the plan set.
The plans set also includes a reference photograph document with 3 view photographs of the receiver.
11 no. AutoCAD Parts files in DXF format are included in the plan set for reference and ease of machining parts
Printing guide and Unit Conversion guide is also included in the plan set.
The Plan Set for the Vickers Maxime 30 Cal Machine gun also includes detailed plans for the tripod mount as shown in the photographs.
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