Military Machine Guns
A Special Forces soldier mans the Browning M2 Machine Gun from HMMWV turret. Iraq, 15 November 2002.
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Directory of Military Machine Guns
An Armored Division soldier sights his M-1917 water-cooled .30 cal. Browning machine gun during training at Ft. Knox, KY in 1942. The MG is post-mounted for anti-aircraft use.
United States Machine Guns
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All models of the Browning machine guns used by the U.S. Army are covered in TM9-1205 reproduced on this page and TM9-1005-212-25 reproduced here.