Vickers-Maxim gun


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vickers-Maxim gun (Ordnance) One of a system of ordnance, including machine, quick-fire, coast, and field guns, of all calibers, manufactured by the combined firms of Vickers' Sons of Sheffield and Maxim of Birmingham and elsewhere, England.
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In literature:

Type of machine gun which has been supplanted by the Vickers in order to make Tommy unlearn what he has been taught about the Maxim.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
The Vickers-Maxim guns supported this vigorously.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Some two hundred one-pound shells a minute these Vickers-Maxim guns are supposed to fire.
"From Aldershot to Pretoria" by W. E. Sellers
They were armed with Martini-Metford carbines, and each company had a Vickers-Maxim gun.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
On one occasion a Vickers-Maxim gun was directed at an ambulance, which at the time was fortunately unoccupied.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke