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.
Archer tank destroyer at Yad Mordechai battlefield reconstruction site.
Allied Forces Day
Two columns of British Chieftain main battle tanks drive along 17th of June Street during the final ...
Shot Kal Alef
Centurion ''Shot Kal Alef'' in Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel, 2008.
Challenger Variant MVEE
Challenger Variant MVEE, Chertsey 15 September 1999
A variant of Challenger, looking like a cross...
Israeli MAR-290 290 mm
Israeli MAR-290 290 mm ground-to-ground missile launcher on Centurion tank chassis (Eshel ha-Yarden)...
Valentine Mark III
WWII - British - Valentine Mark III Infantry Tank - 1940
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