WAS FOR SALE ON EBAY BY IMA
Truly rare, this is the only ONE we've ever seen. Introduced early in 1945 and discontinued in January 1947 this is the rarest of all the Vickers Tripods. Intended for Airborne use these were principally made of light weight Magnesium. Tripod marked on the crosshead "MOUNT TRIPOD. MG MK.5" along with various other military acceptance stampings.
This is our ONLY example, dated "L.P.45" and Serial numbered "S25". British M.O.D. only documents that 2,050 were manufactured, all by PORTADYNE RADIO LTD.
Fitted with its original special hollow front mounting bolt, our one example has been completely restored, repainted and marked "2 PARA"