Civil, Police & Law Enforcement
|Rate of fire:||600|
|Caliber:||50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)|
The M2A1 offers the proven performance and in-place logistics support of the existing M2HB machine gun, along with the new features and design improvements of the quick change barrel (QCB) system and flash hider. These upgrades increase the performance of the battle-proven M2 and are adaptable to existing M2HB weapons. Fixed headspace and timing: Reduces safety concerns associated with barrel changing. Simplify warfighter training: Eliminates operator requirement to adjust the headspace and timing. Positive barrel engagement: Ensures the barrel is securely locked and aligned with the patented J-slot barrel retention system. Improved flash hider: Decreases muzzle flash, making the M2 night-vision friendly. Robust, removable barrel handle. Streamlines hot-barrel changing. Maximum effective range 2,000 yards (1,830m). Maximum range 7,440 yards (6,800m). Muzzle velocity (M33) 2,910 feet per second (890 meters per second). Barrel weight 24 pounds (10.88 kg). Barrel construction Stellite®-lined, chrome-plate.