Heavy machine gun
The powerful L1A1 12.7mm (.50) Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) is an updated version of the Browning M2 Fifty-cal – recognised as one of the finest heavy machine guns ever developed.
The HMG provides integral close-range support from a ground-mount tripod or fitted to a Land Rover using the Weapon Mount Installation Kit (WMIK) and a variety of sighting systems. The performance of the HMG has recently been enhanced with a new ‘soft mount’, to limit recoil and improve accuracy, and a quick-change barrel.
The HMG provides the commander with added capability at greater ranges (1500-2000m) when support from armoured vehicles is not available.
|Weight||38.15kg (gun only)|
|Feed||50-round disintegrating belt|
|Cyclic rate of fire||485 – 635 rounds per minute|