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Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns

Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849086575
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The Browning “50-cal” has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The “fifty” has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon. Even the Japanese created a copy of it during World War II when the US was producing literally thousands every month to use in every theater. This is a history of the development of this famous weapon, its most critical operational use and the variants that have been produced to keep it at the forefront of the action.

12. 7 Mm MacHine Guns

12. 7 Mm MacHine Guns

. 50 Bmg, 12. 7x108mm, 6P62, Afanasev A-12. 7, Berezin Ub, Cis 50MG, Dshk, Gau-19, Ho-103 MacHine Gun, Kord MacHine Gun, M1921 Brow

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  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230490526
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: .50 BMG, 12.7x108mm, 6P62, Afanasev A-12.7, Berezin UB, CIS 50MG, DShK, GAU-19, Ho-103 machine gun, Kord machine gun, M1921 Browning machine gun, M2 Browning, M85 machine gun, MAC-58, NSV machine gun, Rheinmetall RMG.50, Rolls-Royce Experimental Machine Gun, Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun, Type 90 machine gun, Vickers .50 machine gun, W85 heavy machine gun, XM312, XM806, Yak-B 12.7mm machine gun, Zastava M02 Coyote, Zastava M87. Excerpt: The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It is very similar in design to Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). The M2 has been referred to as "Ma Deuce," or "the fifty" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft. The Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s (decade). It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries. The M2 has been in use longer than any other small arm in U.S. inventory except the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, also designed by John Browning. The M2HB is manufactured in the United States by General...

World War Ii Firearms of the United States

World War Ii Firearms of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning MacHine Gun, Lewis Gun

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  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230539553
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  • Page: 38
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M2 Browning machine gun, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Lewis Gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, M1917 Enfield, M1917 revolver, M1941 Johnson rifle, FP-45 Liberator, Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless, M45 Quadmount, High Standard HDM, Sedgley OSS .38. Excerpt: The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It is very similar in design to John Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the larger and more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was named for the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). The M2 has been referred to as "Ma Deuce," or "the fifty" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications, and low-flying aircraft. The Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present day. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s. It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries as well. With the exception of the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, the M2 has been in use longer than any other small arm in U.S. inventory. The M2HB is currently manufactured in the United States by General Dynamics and US Ordnance for use by the United States government, and for US Foreign Allies via FMS sales. FN Herstal has manufactured the M2 machine gun...

Practical Guide to the Operational Use of the M2 .50 Caliber BMG

Practical Guide to the Operational Use of the M2 .50 Caliber BMG

  • Author: Erik Lawrence
  • Publisher: Erik Lawrence Publications
  • ISBN: 1941998321
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 130
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The most current, up to date, full color manual anywhere in the world on the M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun. Authored by Erik Lawrence, former Special Forces Instructor and owner of one of the most realistic and experienced training companies in the US. 130 pages of great to know information with procedures that have been vetted over time. 90+ color pictures to better explain the listed procedures. Developed for weapons familiarization classes and instructor development...the best Team Room reference library available. The objective of this manual is to allow the reader to be able to use the M2 .50 Cal weapon system safely and competently. The manual will give the reader: * background/specifications of the weapon and its capability * instructions on its operation * disassembly and assembly procedures * demonstrate correct employment of tripod * proper safe firing procedures * malfunction and misfire procedures Operator level maintenance will also be detailed to allow the operator to understand and become competent in the use and maintenance of the M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun.

Browning MacHine Gun, Caliber . 50, Hb, M2 Ground

Browning MacHine Gun, Caliber . 50, Hb, M2 Ground

Basic Field Manual

  • Author: United States War Department
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781494039110
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  • Page: 192
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This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.

Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns

Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472808037
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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First adopted in 1917, the rugged and reliable Browning .30-caliber machine gun remained in US service into the Vietnam era, and is still occasionally found in use elsewhere even today. Produced in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions, it has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun – antipersonnel, antiaircraft, mounted on aircraft as both defensive and offensive armament, defensive armament aboard vehicles (armored and soft-skin), mounted on watercraft, and others. Employing gripping first-hand testimony and featuring specially commissioned illustrations and detailed photographs, many in color, this lively study of the Browning .30-caliber machine gun reveals the origins, combat history and legacy of this versatile and dependable weapon.