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The German use of the Vickers MG was restricted to the single gun purchased above (probably for trials use) and from captured stocks. They were converted to fire the German 7.92mm ammunition and were marked with an 'S' to indicate such conversion. These captured guns were mostly used in defensive positions (including coastal positions).

The German forces, in their natural efficiency, designated captured guns according to the country from which they originated. This was as follows:

  • No. 230(e) - British .303".
  • No. 230(r) - .303" guns captured from Russia and associated states.
  • No. 231(h) - .303" guns captured from the Netherlands.


  • Goldsmith, 1994
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