The .50 Vickers 12.7x81mm for the .5 inch/.50 Vickers Machine Gun.
This specimen is a 1942 dated semi armour piercing F Mk 1z produced by Royal Laboratory of Woolwich, London. Loaded with nitrocellulose.
Muzzle velocity: 2,470Ft/s
Semi armour piercing rounds saw wider use than full armour piercing rounds due to cheaper manufacturing costs. The Royal Navy found it to be as effective as the full armour piercing version. The proof requirement for this round was that seven out of 10 shots were to penetrate 15mm of armour plate at 100 yards at normal angle of attack.
More detail on the .50 vickers round yet to come in future posts. 🇬🇧
This day in Tudor history: March 18th 1496- Princess Mary Tudor was born, daughter of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII. (Mary Tudor not to be confused with Mary Tudor daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon or Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots). Mary was the younger sister of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, Henry Tudor (future Henry VIII) , Duke of York and Margaret Tudor. Mary was often called the beauty of the family, somewhat like her Mother was, Erasmus said “Nature never formed anything so beautiful”. As a child, Mary was close with her older brother, Henry who was 5 years older than Mary, this closeness between the siblings remained until adulthood. However, it did not seem that Mary and Margaret had a particularly close relationship, partially because Henry and Margaret, rowed a lot as children. In 1501, Mary’s oldest brother, Arthur married Catherine of Aragon, who became Princess of Wales. Mary seemed to be fond of Catherine, however it is unlikely the same could be said for Margaret Tudor. Unfortunately, Arthur passed away when Mary was just 6, on 2nd April 1502, Arthur was only 15. This meant, Mary’s brother, Prince Henry was now next in line to her Father’s throne. Mary, also suffered another loss, whilst her Mother was giving birth, she weakened and after presenting a new baby daughter, named Katherine perhaps for her daughter-in-law or her sister. Unfortunately, Elizabeth died soon after the birth, and even more unfortunate, it was Elizabeth’s birthday, she died on her 37th birthday, February 11th 1503. Mary was only 7 at the time of her Mother’s death. Katherine, the daughter her Mother left behind, died not long after. And to make matters worst for her, her elder sister, who she may have shared some relationship with, Margaret Tudor was sent away to Scotland later in August 1503, to marry James IV, King of Scots. In 1507, Mary was betrothed to Charles, soon to be the Holy Roman Emperor. It seemed Mary was unhappy with this betrothal, as he was just 7 years old. Fortunately, for Mary it was called off in 1513. On 21st April 1509, when Mary was 13, her Father, King Henry VII died, he left the throne to his son, who became King Henry VIII.
Achieving a good wax melt pool is key to a quality scented candle as this is how the fragrance will fill your room with wonderful aromas. It’s all about the size of the wick and the container used and making sure the fragrance is blended at the right temperature with the wax, so magical ✨!Trish 💕 #candlescience#magic#magical#easywhenyouknowhow#meltpool#wax#quality
"You had the hell dream didn't you? Was I in it?" I'm sorry not sorry for another bom post, we took like 200 pics at mcm and we're also doing bom again at Hyper Japan, I promise I'll do other cosplays soon to break up the bom (also can we appreciate the bags under my eyes, like this taken at the very end of con Friday and I was so tired, gotta pay 10p for those things yknow)
Y'all I'm so excited for the next two weekends, this weekend on Saturday I'm seeing Book of Mormon again🙏🏻 and then next weekend all Saturday I'll be at Hyper Japan with @senseifoureyes and @sateallite cosplaying our Mormon Bois in festive outfits