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46 ounce). 20 ounces. 30 CALIBER . 50 AA MACHINE Weight of 100 cartridges in metallic links. 25 pounds. 16 pounds. 45 inches. 8. 1 turn in 15 inches. 93 inches. 2,900 feet per second (approximate) with M2 ammunition. velocity _____ý I Z, beu ieel, per bcevuu kakJNiu+imate) with Ml ammunition. 600 rounds per minute (apýk Rate of fire------------proximate). 25 miles) (approximate). b. The general appearance of this gun may be noted in figure 6, which shows top and side views of the water-cooled gun.

D12) Before dismounting guns or before any man is permitted to pass in front of the firing line, clearance must be given by an officer who passes a 'ramrod down the barrel to insure that there is no round in the chamber. 599696°-93-2 29 CHAPTER BROWNING MACHINE GUN, 3 CALIBER . 50, M2 SECTION I CHARACTERISTICS AND DATA M 50. GENERAL. basic antiaircraft machine gun is the -The Browning machine gun, caliber 50, M2, water-cooled. There . 50, M2, heavy barrel. The guns are basically the same and for that reason only the caliber 50; M2, water.

Safety precautions to be observed in training are prescribed in AR 750-10 and FAT 4-118. The principles indicated should be applied under combat conditions where circumstances permit. b. The following precautions are prescribed in training for the safety of towing airplanes or personnel on the firing line: . (1) At the command CEASEFIRING, the ammunition handler hits the gunner smartly on the back or hand. IA some cases it may be necessary to physically remove the gunner's hand, from the trigger.

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