Question re. Vickers Machine Guns

Bob Pickwoad (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 17:38:26 -0700

I have what may be a stupid question, but it's driving me crazy; when
mounted on aircraft, was the cocking lever still attached? I've seen photos
but they never show the cocking lever, or at least it wasn't obvious. If it
was removed, how was the gun cocked? I'm guessing that the gun was
pre-cocked prior to flight, but that doesn't make much sense. Hellllp!!

Bob Pickwoad