The Vickers machine gun pillbox is a square in plan. The walls are 14 feet (4.3 m) long and there is generally a freestanding blast wall covering the entrance on either the left or right side. The walls were constructed to shellproof standard of 36 inches (91 cm). There are no internal walls. There is a large embrasure and inside is a concrete, trapezoidal table on which to mount the weapon's tripod. The other walls would each have an embrasure suitable for a rifle or light machine gun.
They are frequently sited in pairs and were often dug in with overhead earth cover.
This is an easy to assemble MDF terrain piece for 28mm games. Part of our Operation Sea Lion British 28mm range. This kit is perfect for World War Two miniature games such as Bolt Action, Combat Patrol and Chain of Command and is particularly useful for use in Campaign: Sealion, the Warlord Games Bolt Action supplement released on 18th May 2017.
Model in photograph has been assembled and textured with sand then painted.