Browning Machine Gun .50 HM, M2

Publication Title:                   Browning Machine Gun Caliber .50 HB, M2
Publication/revision date:    23 DEC 2002
Field Manual:                        FM 23-65
   Supersedes:                      FM 23-65 (19 MAY 1972) & TC 23-65-1 (19 SEP 1984)
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
Table of Contents
* CHANGE 2, 23 December 2002
* CHANGE 1, 12 September 2001
* PREFACE
* CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
1-1. Training Strategy
1-2. Description
1-3. Components
1-4. Ground Mounts
1-5. Accessories for Ground Mounts
1-6. Vehicular Mounts
1-7. Ammunition
* CHAPTER 2 - MAINTENANCE
2-1. Safety
2-2. General Disassembly
2-3. Cleaning, Inspection, and Lubrication
2-4. Maintenance Procedures
2-5. Maintenance Under NBC Conditions
2-6. General Assembly
2-7. Function Check
* CHAPTER 3 - OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING
3-1. Operation
3-2. Loading Procedures
3-3. Unloading Procedures
3-4. Cycle of Functioning
3-5. Left-Hand Feed
3-6. Headspace and Timing
CHAPTER 4 - PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS AND DESTRUCTION
4-1. Malfunctions
4-2. Stoppages
4-3. Immediate Action
4-4. Remedial Action
4-5. Destruction Procedures
CHAPTER 5 - MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING
Section I. Planning
5-1. Objectives
5-2. Commander's Responsibilities
5-3. Phases of Training
5-4. Sustainment Training
5-5. Remedial Training
Section II. Fundamentals
5-6. Firing Positions
5-7. Dry Fire Training
5-8. Range Determination
5-9. Observation and Adjustment of Fire
5-10. Fire Commands
5-11. Crew Exercises
5-12. Machine Gun Fundamental Skills Test
Section III. Basic Marksmanship
5-13. Concept of Zeroing/Targeting
5-14. 10-Meter Firing Exercise
5-15. Transition Day Firing Exercise
5-16. NBC Firing
5-17. Night Fire Exercise
Section IV. Advanced Gunnery
5-18. Objectives
5-19. Tracking and Leading Exercises
5-20. Mounted Firing Exercise
5-21. Mounted NBC Firing Excerise
5-22. Predetermined Firing Exercise
CHAPTER 6 - COMBAT TECHNIQUES OF FIRE
Section I. Fundamentals
6-1. Characteristics of Fire
6-2. Classes of Fire
Section II. Fire Control
6-3. Methods of Fire Control
6-4. Targets and Their Engagement
6-5. Overhead Fire
6-6. Defilade Positions
6-7. Methods of Laying the Gun for Defilade Firing
6-8. Final Protective Fires
6-9. Application of Fire
6-10. Fire Adjustment
6-11. Antiaircraft Gunnery
Section III. Limited Visibility Conditions
6-12. Difficulties
6-13. Terminology
6-14. Target Engagement
6-15. Fire Control
6-16. Preplanned Fires
6-17. NBC Considerations
CHAPTER 7 - TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAM
7-1. Concept
7-2. Trainer Certification Program
7-3. Responsibilities and Duties of the Trainer
APPENDIX A - SAFETY
APPENDIX B - TRAINING AIDS AND DEVICES
* APPENDIX C - RANGES AND TRAINING EXERCISES
APPENDIX D - FIGHTING POSITIONS
APPENDIX E - RANGE CARDS
* APPENDIX F - AERIAL DEFENSE
* APPENDIX G - NIGHT OPTICS
* GLOSSARY
* REFERENCES
* DA Forms
AUTHENTICATION
 

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