www.patreon.com/vbbsmyt Vickers machine gun Mk I, first introduced in 1912 and remained in service until 1968. This was the principal machine gun used by the British Army during WW1. It fired a .303 round at a rate of 500 rounds per minute with a range of 4,500 yards. Vickers took the Maxim gun design and, by reversing the crank to break upwards and use of improved steel, made it smaller and much lighter. Careful design also made it very reliable. This animation shows the mechanism, and how easy it was to replace the barrel, which was worn out after about 12,000 rounds. For my other animations on YouTube search for vbbsmyt.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.