Vickers Mk 1 Machine Gun Transportation Case

Accession Number REL38497.002
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm accessory
Physical description Metal, Paint, Rope, Wood
Maker Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Lithgow
Date made c 1944
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945

Vickers Mk 1 Machine Gun transport chest painted olive green and made from wood. The box features two rope handles at each end. two lockable metal latches are attached to a hinged lid.

History / Summary

The Vickers Mk 1 machine gun transportation chest was the standard Vickers medium machine gun container employed by the Australian Army during the Second World War and Korea.

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