US Military #News – Here we see; U.S. Marines Preparing to fire the M2 machine gun during Large Scale Exercise 2021 The M2 machine gun or Browning .50 caliber machine gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning. Its design is similar to Browning’s earlier M1919 Browning machine #Guns, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge.
The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG (12.7 mm) cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning machine gun). It has been referred to as “Ma Deuce”, in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations; the official US military designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications, and low-flying aircraft. “The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.” Credit to : Cpl. Hassanen Attabi – 3rd Marine Division