The Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by theUnited States from the 1933 to the present. The M2 has been in use and produced longer than any other small arm in U.S. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft.The current M2HB is manufactured in the U.S. by General Dynamics and U.S. Ordnance for use by the U.S. government, and for allies via Foreign Military Sales, as well as foreign manufacturers.
Conflict: Desert Storm
The Browning M2HB is mounted on M998 HMMWV and on M1 Abrams MBTs. The Browning M2HB is also seen in training missions.
Conflict: Global Terror
Browning M2HB is mounted on jeeps and Black Hawk helicopters. Appears as "12.7 cal HMG".
Conflict: Denied Ops
M2HB is mounted on Bradley IFV.