Military Machine Guns

A Special Forces soldier mans the Browning M2 Machine Gun from HMMWV turret.  Iraq, 15 November 2002
A Special Forces soldier mans the Browning M2 Machine Gun from HMMWV turret. Iraq, 15 November 2002.

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Today in WW II: 8 Nov 1939 Hitler narrowly escapes a bomb planted in Munich at the site of his annual speech commemorating the failed 1923 Beer Hall putsch; 7 killed, 63 injured.  More 
8 Nov 1942 Operation Torch begins, 125,000 US-British troops land at Casablanca, Oran and Algiers.
8 Nov 1942 French Resistance in Algiers neutralizes the Vichy-supporting French Army command, preventing interference with Operation Torch.
8 Nov 1944 Operation Infatuate, the liberation of the Dutch Island of Walcheren, concludes with end to all German resistance.
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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.
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.

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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.