The Vickers parts nomenclature is confusing; for example, the terms "action arms," "recoil plates," and "side plates" are used to refer to the same parts. But, this is really nothing new since 1915 there were official British part names and American part names. This is a great example of two English speaking countries divided by a common language. The following clickable images (warning: large file sizes) are offered as a quick reference to the major Vickers components and part nomenclature using the British names. The images were taken from the 1949 Identification List (left click to download).
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