Kamis, 26 Maret 2009

Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB

Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1921
M2HB from 1923–present
Used by United States, and several others
Wars World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cambodian Civil War, Falklands War, Desert Storm, Somali Civil War, Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, South African Border War
Production history
Designed 1918[1]
Produced 1933–present (M2HB)
Weight 38 kg (84 lb), 58 kg (128 lb) with tripod and T&E
Length 1650 mm (65 in)
Barrel length 1143 mm (45 in)


Cartridge .50 BMG
Action Short recoil-operated
Rate of fire 450–600 rounds/min (M2HB)
750–850 rounds/min (AN/M2)
1,200 rounds/min (AN/M3)
Muzzle velocity 2,910 feet per second (M33 Ball) (887.1 m/s)
Feed system Belt-fed (M2 or M9 links)

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