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    Wickers Armstrong as in the VA-3 hovercraft,I would imagine. A very old company with many acquisitions over the years and more than a few mergers and subsequent
    name changes, involved in shipbuilding, artillery, tanks, aircraft, you name it Vickers was involved. However I think Vickers hydraulics was a completely different manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Vickers? As in pumps and associated hydraulic controls?
    Another reason at least half the world is still speaking language of their choice.
    Certainly not exclusive, Rolls Royce and others come to mind...no jokes about Lucas.
    Vickers made just about everything from petrol pumps (Gilbarco) to gun sights, mostly into armaments from ship gun turrets to small arms and of course the famous machine gun. MOD cut backs brought about their demise.
    As for Lucas its difficult to make a joke about a joke.

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