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Index Vickers

Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999. [1]

66 relations: Aerospace manufacturer, Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977, Alvis plc, Armstrong Whitworth, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, BAE Systems, BAE Systems Land & Armaments, BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, Barrow-in-Furness, BMW, Bristol Aeroplane Company, British Aerospace, British Aircraft Corporation, British Shipbuilders, British Steel (1967–1999), British Westinghouse, Brooklands, Cammell Laird, Canadian Vickers, Church bell, Cosworth, Edward Vickers, Elswick, Tyne and Wear, English Electric, Forging, Foundry, General Electric Company, George Naylor, HMS Holland 1, Hunting Aircraft, John Brown & Company, Kamewa, Leeds, Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company, Metro Cammell, Metropolitan-Vickers, Militia, Miller, OTO Melara, Propeller, Pump-jet, River Clyde, River Don, Yorkshire, River Tyne, Robert Whitehead, Rolls-Royce Holdings, Royal Navy, Royal Ordnance Factory, Sheffield, Shiregreen and Brightside, ..., Supermarine, The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, Torpedo, Tyneside, Ulstein Group, Vehicle armour, Vickers hardness test, Vickers machine gun, Vickers plc, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Volkswagen Group, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Weapon, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Wolseley Motors, World War I. Expand index (16 more) »

Aerospace manufacturer

An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, or spacecraft.

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Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977

The Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that nationalised large parts of the UK aerospace and shipbuilding industries and established two corporations, British Aerospace and British Shipbuilders (s.1).

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Alvis plc

Alvis Ltd. was created when United Scientific Holdings plc acquired the Alvis division of the nationalised vehicle manufacturer British Leyland in 1981.

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Armstrong Whitworth

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century.

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Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Company, or Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, was a British aircraft manufacturer.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.

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BAE Systems Land & Armaments

BAE Systems Land & Armaments is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems Plc.

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BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines

BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, known as BAE Systems Submarine Solutions until January 2012, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and is responsible for the development and production of submarines.

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Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.

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BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

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Bristol Aeroplane Company

The Bristol Aeroplane Company, originally the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, was both one of the first and one of the most important British aviation companies, designing and manufacturing both airframes and aircraft engines.

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British Aerospace

British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a British aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer.

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British Aircraft Corporation

The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) was a British aircraft manufacturer formed from the government-pressured merger of English Electric Aviation Ltd., Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft), the Bristol Aeroplane Company and Hunting Aircraft in 1960.

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British Shipbuilders

British Shipbuilders Corporation (BS) was a public corporation that owned and managed the shipbuilding industry in Great Britain from 1977 through the 1980s.

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British Steel (1967–1999)

British Steel plc was a major British steel producer.

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British Westinghouse

British Westinghouse Electrical and Manufacturing Company was a subsidiary of the Pittsburgh, USA based Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

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Brooklands was a motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Canadian Vickers

Canadian Vickers Limited was an aircraft and shipbuilding company that operated in Canada during the early part of the 20th century until 1944.

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Church bell

A church bell in the Christian tradition is a bell which is rung in a church for a variety of church purposes, and can be heard outside the building.

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Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in, specialising in high-performance internal combustion engines, powertrain, and electronics; for automobile racing (motorsport) and mainstream automotive industries.

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Edward Vickers

Edward Vickers (1804-1897) was the founder of Naylor Vickers & Co.

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Elswick, Tyne and Wear

Elswick is a ward of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in the western part of the city, bordering the River Tyne.

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English Electric

The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice of World War I at the end of 1918.

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Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces.

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A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings.

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General Electric Company

The General Electric Company, or GEC, was a major UK-based industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.

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George Naylor

George Naylor (21 October 1670 – 29 January 1730) was an English lawyer and politician.

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HMS Holland 1

Holland 1 (or HM submarine Torpedo Boat No 1) was the first submarine commissioned by the Royal Navy, the first in a six-boat batch of the.

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Hunting Aircraft

Hunting Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer, that produced light training aircraft and the initial design that would evolve into the BAC 1-11 jet airliner.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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AB Karlstad Mekaniska Werkstads (trans. Karlstad Mechanical Works Ltd), known as Kamewa, was a Swedish manufacturing company in the city of Kristinehamn.

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Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company

The Maxim-Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company was the result of a takeover by Hiram Maxim of Thorsten Nordenfelt's Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company in 1888.

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Metro Cammell

The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon Company (MCCW) was an English manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, based in Saltley and subsequently Washwood Heath in Birmingham.

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Metropolitan-Vickers, Metrovick, or Metrovicks, was a British heavy electrical engineering company of the early-to-mid 20th century formerly known as British Westinghouse.

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A militia is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).

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A miller is a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour.

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OTO Melara

OTO Melara was a subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (today Leonardo), active in the defence sector, with factories in Brescia and La Spezia.

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A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.

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A view of pump-jets operating ''Discovery'' jet ski pump jet Rear view of pump-jet on a Mark 50 torpedo A pump-jet, hydrojet, or water jet is a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion.

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River Clyde

The River Clyde (Abhainn Chluaidh,, Watter o Clyde) is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.

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River Don, Yorkshire

The River Don (also called Dun in some stretches) is a river in South Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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River Tyne

The River Tyne is a river in North East England and its length (excluding tributaries) is.

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Robert Whitehead

Robert Whitehead (3 January 1823 – 14 November 1905) was an English engineer, most famous for developing the first effective self-propelled naval torpedo.

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Rolls-Royce Holdings

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public limited company incorporated in February 2011 that owns Rolls-Royce, a business established in 1904 which today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Royal Ordnance Factory

Royal Ordnance Factories (ROFs) was the collective name of the UK government's munitions factories in and after World War II.

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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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Shiregreen and Brightside

Shiregreen and Brightside ward—which includes the districts of Brightside, Shiregreen, and Wincobank—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England.

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Supermarine was a British aircraft manufacturer that produced, among the others, a range of seaplanes, flying boats and the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.

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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company

The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company Limited. was a London-incorporated public listed company created to capitalize on a business established by Frederick Wolseley in Australia.

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A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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Tyneside is a conurbation on the banks of the River Tyne in North East England which includes Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tynemouth, Wallsend, South Shields, and Jarrow.

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Ulstein Group

Ulstein Group is a group of companies that focus on various marine-related industries, but is mainly known for its ship building and ship design activities.

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Vehicle armour

Military vehicles are commonly armoured (or armored; see spelling differences) to withstand the impact of shrapnel, bullets, missiles or shells, protecting the personnel inside from enemy fire.

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Vickers hardness test

The Vickers hardness test was developed in 1921 by Robert L. Smith and George E. Sandland at Vickers Ltd as an alternative to the Brinell method to measure the hardness of materials.

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Vickers machine gun

The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.

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Vickers plc

Vickers plc was the remainder of Vickers-Armstrongs after the nationalisation of three of its four operating groups: aviation (as a 50% share since 1960 of British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) in 1977), shipbuilding (Vickers Limited Shipbuilding Group in 1977) and steel.

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Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering

Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Ltd (VSEL) was a shipbuilding company based at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in northwest England that built warships, civilian ships, submarines and armaments.

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Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen AG, known internationally as the Volkswagen Group, is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Walker is a residential suburb and electoral ward just east of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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A weapon, arm or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm.

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William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an English industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing concern on Tyneside.

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Wolseley Motors

Wolseley Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in early 1901 by the Vickers armaments combine in conjunction with Herbert Austin.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers

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