FN Herstal M2HB-QCB .50-Cal. Heavy Machine Gun



The FN Herstal M2HB-QCB .50-calibre heavy machine gun is belt-fed, recoil-operated, heavy barrel, and air-cooled. The standard ammunition is C44 armour piercing tracer, which is fired from a disintegrating link belt, fed from the right or left, and operated and fired electrically or mechanically.

This flexible weapon can be adapted to a variety of combat vehicles and ground mounts. It may be mounted on vehicles or on a tripod for ground operations, or dismounted to provide supporting fire.



  • Weight: 38 kg
  • Sustained rate of fire: 40 rounds per minute
  • Maximum rate of fire: 635 rounds per minute
  • Maximum range of fire: 1,850 m
  • Effective range of fire against armour: 600 m


  • .50-calibre ball cartridge
  • .50-calibre linked cartridge
  • .50-calibre tracer cartridge

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