The Vickers K machine gun, known as the Vickers Gas Operated (Vickers G.O.) in British service, was a rapid-firing machine gun developed and manufactured for use in aircraft by Vickers-Armstrong. The high rate of fire was needed for the small period of time when the gunner would be able to fire at an attacking aircraft. Vickers K had an adjustable rate of fire between 950 and 1,200 rounds per minute
Vickers K was fitted to a number of two- and three-seater aircraft in RAF service such as the Fairey Battle and Handley Page Hampden. It was also used in gun turrets, such as the dorsal turret in the Bristol Blenheim, the nose turret in the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and the rear turret of the Fairey Battle. It was the standard Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm “Telegraphist Air Gunner” machine gun, on British built carrier (Torpedo Strike Reconnaissance) aircraft – the Fairey Swordfish, the Fairey Albacore and the Fairey Barracuda.
Brengun has released this excellent resin and brass kit in 1/48 scale. Stock code of the product is BRL48047 and it comes in small plastic bag with parts for two machine guns and small and very functional assembly leaflet inside. Resin is of excellent quality and very easy to cut and finish. The main body parts consist of the machine gun body, barrel and drum. There is not much work with the resin, just cut it from the resin base and fit together.
The brass parts are very small and precisely made and they need some care during the work. They give a great authentic look to the kit. The entire kit needs to be painted in the dark metal color and then to add a few other color details. Side of the ammunition drum can be in light metal grey color and atop of it is a fabric grip in light brown color.
This kit requires just a few hours to be completed and it looks very good and will be welcome details to your plastic kit!