Military


M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun
"Ma Deuce"


Specifications (M2, Heavy Barrel)
Length 61.42 inches (156 centimeters)
Weight (Gun) 84 pounds (38 kilograms)
Weight (M3 Tripod) 44 pounds (19.98 kilograms)
Weight (Gun and M3 Tripod) 128 pounds (58 kilograms)
Bore Diameter .50 inches (12.7mm)
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 550 rounds/minute
Range (Maximum) 4.22 miles (6.8 kilometers)
Range (Maximum Effective w/ Tripod) 2000 meters
Range (Maximum Effective) 1,830 meters
Primary Manufacturer (~2000) Saco Defense
Unit Replacement Cost (~2000) $14,002
Specifications (M2A1)
Length 67.75 inches (1,1721 millimeters)
Width 9 inches (230 millimeters)
Weight (Complete Gun) 84 pounds (38.2 kilograms)
Weight (Barrel) 24 pounds (10.88 kilograms)
Bore Diameter .50 inches (12.7mm)
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 450-600 rounds/minute
Range (Maximum) 7,440 yards (6,800 meters)
Range (Maximum Effective) 2,000 yards (1,830 meters)
Muzzle Velocity (Firing M33 Ball) 2,910 feet/second (890 meters/second)



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