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{{classification|standard}} [[File:M2HBRL.png|thumb|266px|M2 Browning in real life.]]
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|caption1 = M2 Browning in real life.}}
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is an American heavy machine gun designed in 1918 by John Browning. It has been the primary heavy machine gun of the United States Armed Forces since the end of World War I and is still in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. It continues to be used by its customers due to its reliability and because of the .50 BMG cartridge the weapon uses.
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is an American heavy machine gun designed in 1918 by John Browning. It has been the primary heavy machine gun of the United States Armed Forces since the end of World War I and is still in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. It continues to be used by its customers due to its reliability and because of the .50 BMG cartridge the weapon uses.
   
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The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield 1942]]'' as the primary heavy machine gun for the Western Allies: the [[United States of America|US]], UK, Canada and the Free French Forces. It is mounted on the [[M4A1 Sherman|M4 Sherman]] and [[M3 Half-track]] on cupola mounts, on the turrets on the [[B-17 Flying Fortress|B-17 ]] and [[SBD Dauntless |SBD rear]] facing ring mount and can also be found mounted in bunkers or on sandbag walls.
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield 1942]]'' as the primary heavy machine gun for the Western Allies: the [[United States of America|US]], UK, Canada and the Free French Forces. It is mounted on the [[M4A1 Sherman|M4 Sherman]] and [[M3 Half-track]] on cupola mounts, on the turrets on the [[B-17 Flying Fortress|B-17 ]] and [[SBD Dauntless |SBD rear]] facing ring mount and can also be found mounted in bunkers or on sandbag walls.
   
Compared to the [[MG42]], the M2 offers more damage per bullet, and is more accurate overall, but has a considerably lower rate of fire. This makes it more effective at range, but less effective against groups of enemies.
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Compared to the [[MG42]], the M2 offers more damage per bullet, and is more accurate overall, but has a considerably lower rate of fire. This makes it more effective at range, but less effective against groups of enemies.
   
===Gallery===
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===Vehicles the M2 Browning is mounted===
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*[[XA42]]
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*[[Willys MB|SAS Willy]]
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*[[M3 Half-track]]
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*[[LVTP]]
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*[[M4A1 MMC]]
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*[[M4 Sherman]]
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*[[M8 Greyhound]]
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*[[M3 GMC]]
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*[[T95]]
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*[[C-47 Skytrain]]
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*[[Fletcher]]
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*[[LCVP]]
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*[[Raft|Commando Raft]]
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===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:BF1942_M2_BROWNING_LCVP.png|An M2 Browning mounted on an [[LCVP]]
 
File:BF1942_M2_BROWNING_LCVP.png|An M2 Browning mounted on an [[LCVP]]
 
File:BF1942_M2_BROWNING_LCVP_REAR.png|Rear view
 
File:BF1942_M2_BROWNING_LCVP_REAR.png|Rear view
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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{{Vehicles/BF1942}}
 
{{Vehicles/BF1942}}
   
 
==Battlefield Vietnam==
 
==Battlefield Vietnam==
The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield Vietnam]]''. Dual M2 Brownings can be found in the front-gunner's seat of the [[PBR]] patrol boat. Given that they are 2 machine guns, they have a high fire rate and are thus extremely effective in taking down enemy helicopters, light vehicles and infantry. They are, however, prone to [[Overheat|overheating]].
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The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield Vietnam]]''. Dual M2 Brownings can be found in the front-gunner's seat of the [[PBR]] patrol boat. Given that they are 2 machine guns, they have a high fire rate and are thus extremely effective in taking down enemy helicopters, light vehicles and infantry. They are, however, prone to [[Overheat|overheating]].
   
The [[Battlefield Vietnam: World War II Mod]] features the M2 Browning as the [[USMC]]'s heavy machine gun. It can be found in the same places as they appeared in ''Battlefield 1942'', mounted in defensive positions and on vehicles. It is mounted on the [[M4 Sherman]], the [[M3 Half-track|M3A1]] and the [[LCVP]]. Its performance is identical to that of the [[M60|Stationary M60]] in the base game.
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The ''[[Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod]]'' features the M2 Browning as the [[USMC]]'s heavy machine gun. It can be found in the same places as they appeared in ''Battlefield 1942'', mounted in defensive positions and on vehicles. It is mounted on the [[M4 Sherman]], the [[M3 Half-track|M3A1]] and the [[LCVP]]. Its performance is identical to that of the [[M60|Stationary M60]] in the base game.
   
 
===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
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|fire = Automatic
 
|fire = Automatic
 
|source = '''Battlefield 2''' game files}}
 
|source = '''Battlefield 2''' game files}}
{{Sound|1=<youtube align="right" width="200" height="25">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRq5SU4Eo_k</youtube>|2='''M2 Browning''' sound effects}}
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{{Sound|[[File:BF2 M2 Browning shooting.ogg]]'''M2 Browning''' sound effects}}
   
The '''M2 Browning''' is a heavy machine gun featured in ''[[Battlefield 2]]'' mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[Desert Patrol Vehicle]], [[HMMWV]] and on the [[Technical]] in ''[[Battlefield 2: Special Forces]]''. On the M1A2 Abrams the M2 Browning is <span style="font-style: normal; ">mounted in an unarmored cupola,</span> while on the HMMWV it is mounted with a gun shield, which partially protects the user.
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The '''M2 Browning''' is a heavy machine gun featured in ''[[Battlefield 2]]'' mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[Leopard 2A6]], [[Challenger 2]], [[Desert Patrol Vehicle]], [[HMMWV]] and on the [[Technical]] in ''[[Battlefield 2: Special Forces]]''. On the M1A2 Abrams, the M2 Browning is mounted in an unarmored cupola, while on the HMMWV it is mounted with a gun shield, which partially protects the user.
   
 
===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
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BF2M2HBM1A2.JPG|The M2 Browning on a [[M1A2 Abrams]] in ''Battlefield 2''.
 
BF2M2HBM1A2.JPG|The M2 Browning on a [[M1A2 Abrams]] in ''Battlefield 2''.
 
BF2 M2 HUD.png|M2 Browning HUD on [[M1A2 Abrams]]
 
BF2 M2 HUD.png|M2 Browning HUD on [[M1A2 Abrams]]
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</gallery>
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==Battlefield 2: Modern Combat==
 
==Battlefield 2: Modern Combat==
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==Battlefield: Bad Company 2==
 
==Battlefield: Bad Company 2==
[[File:HeavyMGStatsBC2.png|thumb|238px|The damage and range of the M2 Browning]]{{Sound|1=<youtube align="right" width="200" height="25">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7eo_HrfE9E</youtube>|2='''M2 Browning''' sound effects}}
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[[File:HeavyMGStatsBC2.png|thumb|238px|The damage and range of the M2 Browning]]
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{{Sound|1=[[File:Battlefield Bad Company 2 - M2 Browning sound|200px]]|2='''M2 Browning''' sound effects}}
   
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is a heavy machine gun featured in ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]'' mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]] and the [[M3A3 Bradley]]. The M2 Browning is used in a remote control configuration, so the user isn't vulnerable to enemy sniper fire. Despite its low rate of fire it is capable of killing quickly because of its extremely high damage.
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is a heavy machine gun featured in ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]'' mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]] and the [[M3A3 Bradley]]. The M2 Browning is used in a remote control configuration, so the user isn't vulnerable to enemy sniper fire. Despite its low rate of fire it is capable of killing quickly because of its extremely high damage.
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===Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam===
 
===Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam===
The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in the ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]'' expansion and is the mounted turret gun on the [[M48 Patton]] tank. It uses the same firing sound as the M2 Browning on the [[M1A2 Abrams|M1A2 Abrams from]] the base game.
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The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in the ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]'' expansion and is the mounted turret gun on the [[M48 Patton]] tank. It uses the same firing sound as the M2 Browning on the [[M1A2 Abrams|M1A2 Abrams from]] the base game.
   
 
====Gallery====
 
====Gallery====
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|fire = Automatic
 
|fire = Automatic
 
|source =
 
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|used = [[United States Marine Corps]] [[Russian Ground Forces]]}}
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|used = [[United States Marine Corps]] [[Russian Ground Forces]]}}The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield Play4Free]]'' as the heavy machine gun mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]] and the [[HMMWV]].
 
The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield Play4Free]]'' as the heavy machine gun mounted on the [[M1A2 Abrams]] and the [[HMMWV]].
 
   
 
{{Vehicles/BFP4F}}
 
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* Infantry Transport
 
* Infantry Transport
 
|slot =
 
|slot =
|image = [[File:BF3 BrowningMG.png|300px]]|vehicle = [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[RHIB Boat]], [[Pheonix]], [[Growler ITV]], [[HMMWV]], [[LAV-25]], [[AAV-7A1 AMTRAC]]|feature = * Mounted machine gun|rof = ≈ 450 RPM}}
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|image = [[File:BF3 BrowningMG.png|300px]]|vehicle = [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[RHIB Boat]], [[Pheonix]], [[Growler ITV]], [[HMMWV]], [[LAV-25]], [[AAV-7A1 AMTRAC]]|feature = * Mounted machine gun|rof = ≈ 450 RPM}}The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield 3]]''.
The '''M2 Browning''' is featured in ''[[Battlefield 3]]''.
 
   
 
===Singleplayer===
 
===Singleplayer===
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* Infantry Transport
 
* Infantry Transport
 
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|slot =
|image = [[File:BF3 BrowningMG.png|300px]]|vehicle = [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[Growler ITV]], [[MRAP]]|feature = * Mounted machine gun|rof = ≈ 450 RPM}}
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|image = [[File:BF3 BrowningMG.png|300px]]|vehicle = [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[Growler ITV]], [[MRAP]]|feature = * Mounted machine gun|rof = ≈ 450 RPM}}The '''M2 Browning''' appears in ''Battlefield 4'' as the Heavy Machine Gun of the [[United States Marine Corps]].
The '''M2 Browning''' appears in Battlefield 4 as the Heavy Machine Gun of the [[United States Marine Corps]].
 
   
 
=== Singleplayer ===
 
=== Singleplayer ===
The '''M2 Browning''' can be seen mounted on the player's [[M1A2 Abrams]] during the mission [[Singapore]] as both a secondary gunner's station weapon as well as the secondary weapon specialisation slot in said mission. It is also visible on the [[MRAP]] as seen in the mission [[Tashgar]], although this time unusable.
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The '''M2 Browning''' can be seen mounted on the player's [[M1A2 Abrams]] during the mission [[Singapore]] as both a secondary gunner's station weapon as well as the secondary weapon specialisation slot in said mission. It is also visible on the [[MRAP]] as seen in the mission [[Tashgar]], although this time unusable.
   
 
=== Multiplayer ===
 
=== Multiplayer ===
The M2 Browning is used on the [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[LAV-25]] and [[AAV-7A1 AMTRAC]] (using the CROWS platform), [[HMMWV]], and [[Growler ITV]] as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.
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The M2 Browning is used on the [[M1A2 Abrams]], [[LAV-25]] and [[AAV-7A1 AMTRAC]] (using the CROWS platform), [[MRAP]], and [[Growler ITV]] as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.
   
 
The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the [[Coaxial HMG]] specialization.
 
The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the [[Coaxial HMG]] specialization.
   
The KORD and QJZ89 serve as the Russian and Chinese heavy machine-gun counterpart of the M2 and function identically.
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The [[KORD]] and [[QJZ89]] serve as the Russian and Chinese heavy machine-gun counterpart of the M2 and function identically.
   
 
{{Vehicles/BF4}}
 
{{Vehicles/BF4}}
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==Battlefield V==
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In ''[[Battlefield V]]'', the M2 Browning appears both as a standalone weapon emplacement, known as the '''M2 HMG''', and as a weapon on [[Allies (World War II)|Allied]] vehicles, in this form labelled as '''.50 cal Machine Gun'''.
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===M2 HMG===
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|used = [[File:U.S. flag, 48 stars.svg|20px]] [[United States#Battlefield V|USA]]
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|passengers = 1 Gunner
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|fire1 = Fully Automatic
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|ammo1 = Unlimited <small>(Overheat)</small>
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{{Quote|At the time of the US entrance into the war this heavy machine gun was already in service in vehicles as well as mounted machine guns for infantry use. It was well known for its effectiveness as well as it's distinct sound when firing. [sic]|In-game description}}
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The '''M2 HMG''' is a stationary weapon featured in ''[[Battlefield V]]''. Added with the [[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]] [[Tides of War]] chapter, the weapon is the standard emplaced machine gun of the [[United States#Battlefield V|USA]] faction. It is the equivalent of the [[Imperial Japanese Army#Battlefield V|Japanese]] [[Type 93 HMG]], the [[British Army#Battlefield V|British]] [[Vickers]] and the [[Wehrmacht#Battlefield V|German]] [[MG 34#Stationary MG 34|Stationary MG 34]].
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{{Vehicles/BF5}}
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===Vehicle Mounted M2 HMG===
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The '''.50 cal Machine Gun''' is a vehicle weapon used by several US and British aircraft.
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{{Specializations/BF5}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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The M2 Browning is an American heavy machine gun designed in 1918 by John Browning. It has been the primary heavy machine gun of the United States Armed Forces since the end of World War I and is still in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. It continues to be used by its customers due to its reliability and because of the .50 BMG cartridge the weapon uses.

Battlefield 1942

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 1942 as the primary heavy machine gun for the Western Allies: the US, UK, Canada and the Free French Forces. It is mounted on the M4 Sherman and M3 Half-track on cupola mounts, on the turrets on the B-17 and SBD rear facing ring mount and can also be found mounted in bunkers or on sandbag walls.

Compared to the MG42, the M2 offers more damage per bullet, and is more accurate overall, but has a considerably lower rate of fire. This makes it more effective at range, but less effective against groups of enemies.

Vehicles the M2 Browning is mounted

Gallery

Battlefield Vietnam

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield Vietnam. Dual M2 Brownings can be found in the front-gunner's seat of the PBR patrol boat. Given that they are 2 machine guns, they have a high fire rate and are thus extremely effective in taking down enemy helicopters, light vehicles and infantry. They are, however, prone to overheating.

The Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod features the M2 Browning as the USMC's heavy machine gun. It can be found in the same places as they appeared in Battlefield 1942, mounted in defensive positions and on vehicles. It is mounted on the M4 Sherman, the M3A1 and the LCVP. Its performance is identical to that of the Stationary M60 in the base game.

Gallery

Battlefield 2

BF2 M2 Browning shooting
M2 Browning sound effects

The M2 Browning is a heavy machine gun featured in Battlefield 2 mounted on the M1A2 Abrams, Leopard 2A6, Challenger 2Desert Patrol Vehicle, HMMWV and on the Technical in Battlefield 2: Special Forces. On the M1A2 Abrams, the M2 Browning is mounted in an unarmored cupola, while on the HMMWV it is mounted with a gun shield, which partially protects the user.

Gallery


Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as a mounted machine gun on American and European vehicles, as well as mounted on sandbags. It has an extremely high rate of fire, and can damage all targets, even tanks. Continuous fire on a tank for about 10 seconds can destroy one, and infantry are simply blown away by 1-2 hits, making it a very effective defensive emplacement.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

HeavyMGStatsBC2

The damage and range of the M2 Browning

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - M2 Browning sound

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - M2 Browning sound

M2 Browning sound effects

The M2 Browning is a heavy machine gun featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 mounted on the M1A2 Abrams and the M3A3 Bradley. The M2 Browning is used in a remote control configuration, so the user isn't vulnerable to enemy sniper fire. Despite its low rate of fire it is capable of killing quickly because of its extremely high damage.

Gallery

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam

The M2 Browning is featured in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion and is the mounted turret gun on the M48 Patton tank. It uses the same firing sound as the M2 Browning on the M1A2 Abrams from the base game.

Gallery

Battlefield Play4Free

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield Play4Free as the heavy machine gun mounted on the M1A2 Abrams and the HMMWV.

Battlefield 3

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 3.

Singleplayer

The M2 Browning can be seen mounted on the player's M1A2 Abrams during the tank missions Thunder Run and Fear No Evil. In Thunder Run, Jonathan Miller is assigned to defend the tank by manning the weapon as the convoy proceeds to Highway 1, and it is also used in Fear No Evil at the start of the mission, and when Miller defends the Misfit 1-3 at the end of the said mission.

Multiplayer

The M2 Browning is used on the M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25 and AAV-7A1 AMTRAC (using the CROWS platform), HMMWV, and Growler ITV as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.

The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the Coaxial HMG specialization.

As in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the KORD serves as the Russian counterpart for their respective vehicles.

Gallery

Battlefield 4

The M2 Browning appears in Battlefield 4 as the Heavy Machine Gun of the United States Marine Corps.

Singleplayer

The M2 Browning can be seen mounted on the player's M1A2 Abrams during the mission Singapore as both a secondary gunner's station weapon as well as the secondary weapon specialisation slot in said mission. It is also visible on the MRAP as seen in the mission Tashgar, although this time unusable.

Multiplayer

The M2 Browning is used on the M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25 and AAV-7A1 AMTRAC (using the CROWS platform), MRAP, and Growler ITV as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.

The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the Coaxial HMG specialization.

The KORD and QJZ89 serve as the Russian and Chinese heavy machine-gun counterpart of the M2 and function identically.

Battlefield V

In Battlefield V, the M2 Browning appears both as a standalone weapon emplacement, known as the M2 HMG, and as a weapon on Allied vehicles, in this form labelled as .50 cal Machine Gun.

M2 HMG

"At the time of the US entrance into the war this heavy machine gun was already in service in vehicles as well as mounted machine guns for infantry use. It was well known for its effectiveness as well as it's distinct sound when firing. [sic]"

— In-game description


The M2 HMG is a stationary weapon featured in Battlefield V. Added with the War in the Pacific Tides of War chapter, the weapon is the standard emplaced machine gun of the USA faction. It is the equivalent of the Japanese Type 93 HMG, the British Vickers and the German Stationary MG 34.

Vehicle Mounted M2 HMG

The .50 cal Machine Gun is a vehicle weapon used by several US and British aircraft.


Trivia

  • The M2 Browning is the gun that appears most in the Battlefield series, being used mostly by the United States.
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