Browning .50-Caliber Machine Guns

Browning .50-Caliber Machine Guns

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The Browning '50-cal' has become the longest serving weapon in the US inventory. The 'fifty' has been employed in every imaginable role for a machine gun. It is considered such an effective and reliable weapon that few countries ever attempted to develop an equivalent weapon. Even the Japanese created a copy of it during World War II when the US was producing literally thousands every month to use in every theater. This is a history of the development of this famous weapon, its most critical operational use and the variants that have been produced to keep it at the forefront of the action.Flexible guns were fitted with double spade handgrips, butterfly manual triggers, and manual-charging handles. ... (Cody Images) April 1943: Instructors and students at the Aerial Gunnery School, Harlingen Army Airfield, Texas watch theanbsp;...

Title:Browning .50-Caliber Machine Guns
Author:Gordon L Rottman
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2012-01-01


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