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.50 CALIBER M2A1 HEAVY MACHINE GUN

INDIVIDUAL AND CREW SERVED WEAPONS

.50 CALIBER M2A1
HEAVY MACHINE GUN

M2A1 .50 caliber (12.7mm)
Heavy Machine Gun

Highly Accurate and Effective Heavy Machine Gun

The M2HB .50 caliber (12.7mm) Heavy Machine Gun is a beltfed, recoil operated, air-cooled, crew-served weapon capable of right or left-hand feed. The weapon’s lethality, durability and versatility make it ideal for offensive and defensive operations.

The M2A1 offers the proven performance and in-place logistics support of the existing M2HB machine gun, along with the new features and design improvements of the quick change barrel (QCB) system and flash hider. These upgrades increase the performance of the battle-proven M2 ad are adaptable to existing M2HB weapons.

The M2A1 fires a variety of NATO .50 Caliber ammunition to include: ball, tracer, armor-piercing, incendiary, and saboted light armor penetrator. The M2A1 will deliver lethal effects against multiple target types. The maximum effective range of the M2A1 is 1,830 meters for area targets and 1,500 meters for point targets.

Key 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

M2A1 .50 Caliber Technical 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 liner
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