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M2 Browning  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1933
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: GAU-15, GAU-16, GAU-18, M213, M296, M2A1, M2HB and M2HB-QCB
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: FN America and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
Parent System: M2 Browning
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1933
Total Production: ?
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Description: The M2 Browning is a 12.7mm heavy machine gun designed in the 1920s entering into service in 1933 with the United States of America Armed Forces. The M2 Heavy Barrel (M2HB) is the main version used by infantryman in the United Sates and many allied nations worldwide. The M2HB-QCB is the latest version allows for quick replacement of the barrel by a field operator. The purpose of this weapon is to take out manpower and light armored vehicles as well as helicopters flying at low altitude. The M2 machine gun can be integrated into a variety of armored vehicles ranging from M1 Abrams heavyweight tanks to Humvee tactical vehicles as well as into rotary-wing aircraft. The M2 heavy machine gun saw combat during World War II and since then has been employed in almost any conflict including the war in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s.

M2 Browning Applications

Armored Vehicles M1 Abrams M1A1 Abrams M1A2 Abrams M1A2 Abrams SEP M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 M60A1 M60A3 Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle Cannons & Gear M3M Combat Aircraft OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Support Aircraft HH-60G Pave Hawk MH-53J Pave Low III Tactical Vehicles HMMWV

M2 Browning Specifications

Barrel Durability: 10,000
Crew: 1
Number of Barrels: 1
Barrel Length: 45 inch (1,143 millimeter)
Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Height: 7.60 inch (193 millimeter)
Length: 65 inch (1,654 millimeter)
Max Range: 1,850 meter (1.15 mile)
Weight: 84 pound (38.1 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M2 Browning News

There are 13 news between
21 May 2004 and 29 Nov 2018
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Thursday, November 29, 2018FMS: Morocco Wants 162 M1A1/A2M Abrams Tanks
Wednesday, April 19, 2017FMS: Iraq Requests Equipment for Two Peshmerga Infantry Brigades and Two Support Artillery Battalions
Tuesday, December 13, 2016FMS: Kuwait Seeks Recapitalization of 218 M1A2 Tanks
Tuesday, August 23, 2016FMS: Qatar Seeks Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats
Thursday, August 18, 2016FMS: Afghanistan Requests Individual and Crew Served Weapons
Tuesday, August 9, 2016FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests 153 M1A2S Main Battle Tanks and 20 M88A1/A2 Recovery Vehicles
Wednesday, December 16, 2015FMS: Taiwan Wants 36 Assault Amphibious Vehicles
Friday, December 19, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 175 M1A1 Abrams Tanks and 15 M88A2 Recovery Tanks
Monday, June 18, 2012FMS: Morocco Seeks 200 M1A1 Abrams Special Armor Tanks
Tuesday, July 5, 2011FMS: Egypt Requests Co-production of a Further 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks

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