.50 Cal Machine Gun
The Browning .50 Cal Machine gun provides Marines with automatic weapon suppression fire for offensive and defensive purposes. This weapon can be used effectively against enemy personnel, light armored vehicles and slow, low-flying aircraft. When mounted to the M3 Tripod, the machine gun permits a high degree of accuracy and control of fire.
- Belt-fed, recoil operated, air-cooled
- Capable of single-shot and automatic firing
- Capable of right and left-hand ammunition feed
- Also mounted on the M1A1 Abrams Tank
Ammunition: .50 caliber rounds
Weight: 124 pounds (84 pound gun; 44 pound tripod)
Length: 65.13 inches
Maximum effective range: 1829 meters with tripod mount
Maximum range: 4.22 miles
Rate of fire: 40 or less rounds per minute (sustained); 550 rounds per minute (cyclic)
M2 Browning .50 Cal Machine Gun
The Browning .50 Cal Machine Gun can be used effectively against enemy personnel, light armored vehicles and slow, low-flying aircraft. When mounted to the M3 Tripod, the Browning .50 Cal Machine Gun is highly accurate and gives a gunner great control of fire.