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Browning 30 Caliber Machine Guns

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472808037
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First adopted in 1917, the rugged and reliable Browning .30-caliber machine gun remained in US service into the Vietnam era, and is still occasionally found in use elsewhere even today. Produced in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions, it has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun – antipersonnel, antiaircraft, mounted on aircraft as both defensive and offensive armament, defensive armament aboard vehicles (armored and soft-skin), mounted on watercraft, and others. Employing gripping first-hand testimony and featuring specially commissioned illustrations and detailed photographs, many in color, this lively study of the Browning .30-caliber machine gun reveals the origins, combat history and legacy of this versatile and dependable weapon.

Weapons Of The Modern Marines

Author: Michael Green
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ISBN: 9781610607766
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The Marine Corps has granted Michael Green and photographer Greg Stewart all-access approval to its bases for collecting historical and current background information and for photographing the weapons, tactical gear, techniques and support elements of the Modem U.S. Marines. The latest installment of the Battle Gear series, "Weapons of the Modern Marines covers individual weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles, antitank weapons and mines, antiaircraft weapons, armored fighting vehicles, artillery and aviation, including aircraft, ground-to-air and air-to-air weaponry.

Heavy Machine Guns

Author: Books LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155210834
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: 12.7 mm machine guns, M2 Browning machine gun, .50 BMG, M1917 Browning machine gun, Heavy machine gun, DShK, KPV heavy machine gun, Ckm wz.30, CIS 50MG, GAU-19, Breda-SAFAT machine gun, NSV machine gun, MG 11, XM312, Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun, 12.7x108mm, Afanasev A-12.7, Kord machine gun, Breda M37, Vickers .50 machine gun, M45 Quadmount, M85 machine gun, 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun, PM M1910, Berezin UB, MG 131 machine gun, XM806, Slostin machine gun, Yak-B 12.7mm machine gun, 6P62, Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun, Rheinmetall RMG.50, Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun, Zastava M77B1, Rolls-Royce .50 Cal Experimental Machine Gun, Fiat-Revelli Modello 1935, MG 18 TuF, ZB-50, MAC-58, Zastava M87, Ho-103 machine gun, Zastava M02 Coyote, FN BRG-15, TDI Disraptor, M1921 Browning machine gun, Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun, W85 Heavy Machine Gun, Type 3 machine gun. Excerpt: The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It is very similar in design to John Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the larger and more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was named for the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). The M2 has been referred to as "Ma Deuce," or "the fifty" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official 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 Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present day. It was heavily used during World War II, the ...

Browning 50 Caliber Machine Guns

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849083312
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The Browning "50-cal†? has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The "fifty†? has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon. Even the Japanese created a copy of it during World War II when the US was producing literally thousands every month to use in every theater. This is a history of the development of this famous weapon, its most critical operational use and the variants that have been produced to keep it at the forefront of the action.

Weapons Of Patton S Armies

Author: Michael Green Gladys Green
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ISBN: 9781610607742
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Medium Machine Guns

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230617763
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: M1919 Browning machine gun, MG 42, M240 machine gun, Rheinmetall MG 3, Vickers machine gun, MG 08, Medium machine gun, PK machine gun, Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, Schwarzlose MG M.07/12, MG 34, 7,62 ITKK 31 VKT, Breda-SAFAT machine gun, Vickers K machine gun, Fokker-Leimberger, ShKAS machine gun, M73 machine gun, L94A1 chain gun, Besa machine gun, St. Etienne Mle 1907, Vyacheslav Ivanovich Silin, Type 80 machine gun, MAC 1934, SG-43 Goryunov, Slostin machine gun, Parabellum MG14, Darne machine gun, Perino Model 1908, Maxim M/32-33, Skoda M1909 machine gun, GShG-5.45, T24 machine gun, Salvator-Dormus M1893, MG 51, Reibel machine gun, Savin-Narov machine gun, MG 45, ZB-53, Ksp m/42 machine gun, Heckler & Koch HK121, DS-39, Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914, Parabellum MG17, Hua Qing Minigun, MAC 1931, Kucher Model K1, Cugir machine gun, Tank machine gun type 95/98, Ckm wz.32. Excerpt: The M1919 Browning is a .30 caliber medium machine gun that was widely used during the 20th century. It was used as a light infantry, coaxial, mounted, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun by the U.S. and many other countries, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Although it began to be superseded by newer designs in the later half of the century (such as by the M60 machine gun), it remained in use in many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries and elsewhere for much longer. It is very similar in design to the larger .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Machine Gun, which is also a Browning-designed weapon and is still in NATO service. Many M1919s were rechambered for the new 7.62 x 51 mm NATO round and served into the 1990s, as well as up to the present day in some countries. The United States Navy also converted many to 7.62 mm NATO, and designated them Mk 21 Mod 0; they were commonly used on river craft in...

Basic Field Manual

Author: United States War Department
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533128133
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Chapter 1. Mechanical training. Section I. Description II. Disassembling, assembling, and changing parts III. Care and cleaning IV. Mechanical functioning V. Stoppages and immediate action- . VT. Tripod mounting VII. Accessories VIII. Fire control instruments IX. Individual safety precautions X. Ammunition XI. Caliber .22 training equipment Chapter 2. Training for placing light machine gun in action Chapter 3. Marksmanship. Section I. General II. Preparatory exercises III. Range practice IV. Conduct of range practice V. Construction of targets, ranges, and equipment VI. Long-range observation and adjustment practice VII. Safety precautions Chapter 4. Marksmanship, moving ground targets. Chapter 5. Marksmanship, aerial targets. Section I. Antiaircraft gunnery II. Preparatory exercises III. Miniature range practice IV. Radio-controlled airplane or towed-target firing V. Targets, ranges, and range precautions Chapter 6. Technique of fire. Section I. General II. Characteristics of fire III. Classes of fire IV. Range determination and windage V. Target designation VI. Fire distribution VII. Fire control VIII. Fire orders IX. Overhead fire X. Final protective lines XI. Range cards XII. firing from defiladed positions XIII. Firing at field targets Chapter 7. Advice to instructors. Section I. General II. Mechanical training III. Training for placing machine Gun in action - IV. Marksmanship V. Technique of fire