. 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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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...