M2 Machine Gun

The M2 Machine Gun is a .50/12.7x99mm machine gun developed in the early 1900’s and entered official service in 1921 in the US. It is a standard heavy machinegun for US and NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries.

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Description

The M2 Machine Gun is a .50/12.7x99mm machine gun developed in the early 1900’s and entered official service in 1921 in the US. It is a standard heavy machinegun for US and NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries.

FEATURES:

  • Fixed headspace and timing
  • Reduces safety concerns associated with barrel changing
  • Simplifies warfighter training
  • Eliminates operator requirement to adjust the headspace  and timing
  • Positive barrel engagement
  • Ensures the barrel is securely locked and aligned with the  patented J-slot barrel retention system
  • Improved flash hider Decreases muzzle flash, making the M2 night-vision friendly
  • Robust, removable barrel handle Streamlines hot-barrel changing

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Caliber .50 caliber / 12.7mm (NATO)
  • Weight (complete gun) 84 pounds (38.2kg) Length 67.75 inches (1,721mm)
  • Width 9 inches (230mm) Cyclic rate of fire 450-600 rounds per minute
  • Maximum effective range 2,000 yards (1,830m)
  • Maximum range 7,440 yards (6,800m)
  • Muzzle velocity (M33) 2,910 feet per second  (890 meters per second)
  • Barrel weight 24 pounds (10.88kg)
  • Barrel construction cobalt-chromium alloy line

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