heavy machine gun heavy machine gun on a naval pedestal mount heavy machine gun on an Humvee vehicle Caliber Weight, kg 63 (gun body with motor and feeder-delinker) 48 (gun body with motor and feeder-delinker) Length, mm 1181 1181 Barrel length, mm 914
While under attack of heavy machine gun fire from the German coastal defense forces, American soldiers wade ashore off the ramp of a U. Coast Guard landing craft, during the Allied landing operations at Normandy, France on D-Day, June (AP Photo)
Medium and heavy machine gun backpack allows single soldier to operate gun (instead of the 2 to 3 man crew it normally requires). One long, continuous belt feeding uninterruptedly from the pack into his gun. This would have been HANDY!
[Photo] Norwegian Army machine gun crew with Colt M/29 heavy machine gun, near Narvik, Norway, May 1940