Vickers was formed in as a steel foundry in 1828. In 1911 the company name was changed to Vickers Ltd. In 1927, Vickers merged with the engineering company Armstrong Whitworth to become Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd. Vickers remained independent until 1999 when the defence arm was sold to Alvis plc, which became Alvis Vickers until it was acquired by BAE Systems in 2004 to form BAE Systems Land Systems. All Vickers and Vickers-Armstrong build vehicles will be placed under this manufactorer. Every vehicle build by Alvis and Alvis-Vickers will be placed under Alvis. Everything build by BAE Systems Land Systems will be placed under that name.
Bren Gun Carrier
Bren Gun Carrier, Headcorn Combined Ops, 15th August 2010. Registration T180869.
Tank A9 Cruiser MK I
Properly known as the Cruiser tank MK I the A9 was a lightweight development of the MK III Medium ta...
Similar in appearance to the A9, the A10 shared the same designer and almost parallel development pe...
Challenger 2 Testbed
Challenger 2 Testbed at Tankfest 2011, Bovington, Dorset, England.
Challenger 2 info:
Centurion RAF Cosford Shropshire, England, July 2011.
Vickers Mk VIA
Vickers Mk VIA light tank in Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, Victoria, Aus...
Centurion driver trainer
Centurion driver trainer in Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, Australia.