Wikia

Battlefield Wiki

M2 Browning

2,515pages on
this wiki
Talk1
Standard

M2HBRL

M2 Browning in real life.

The M2 Browning is an American heavy machine gun designed in 1918 by John Browning. It has been the primary heavy machine gun of the United States Armed Forces since the end of World War I and is still in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. It continues to be used by its customers due to its reliability and because of the .50 BMG cartridge the weapon uses.

Battlefield 1942Edit

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 1942 as the primary heavy machine gun for the Western Allies: the US, UK, Canada and the Free French Forces. It is mounted on the M4 Sherman and M3 Half-track on cupola mounts, on the turrets on the B-17 and SBD rear facing ring mount and can also be found mounted in bunkers or on sandbag walls.

Compared to the MG42, the M2 offers more damage per bullet, and is more accurate overall, but has a considerably lower rate of fire. This makes it more effective at range, but less effective against groups of enemies.

GalleryEdit

Battlefield VietnamEdit

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield Vietnam. Dual M2 Brownings can be found in the front-gunner's seat of the PBR patrol boat. Given that they are 2 machine guns, they have a high fire rate and are thus extremely effective in taking down enemy helicopters, light vehicles and infantry. They are, however, prone to overheating.

The Battlefield Vietnam: World War II Mod features the M2 Browning as the USMC's heavy machine gun. It can be found in the same places as they appeared in Battlefield 1942, mounted in defensive positions and on vehicles. It is mounted on the M4 Sherman, the M3A1 and the LCVP. Its performance is identical to that of the Stationary M60 in the base game.

GalleryEdit

Battlefield 2Edit


BF2 M2 Browning shooting
M2 Browning sound effects

The M2 Browning is a heavy machine gun featured in Battlefield 2 mounted on the M1A2 Abrams, Desert Patrol Vehicle, HMMWV and on the Technical in Battlefield 2: Special Forces. On the M1A2 Abrams the M2 Browning is mounted in an unarmored cupola, while on the HMMWV it is mounted with a gun shield, which partially protects the user.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as a mounted machine gun on American and European vehicles, as well as mounted on sandbags. It has an extremely high rate of fire, and can damage all targets, even tanks. Continuous fire on a tank for about 10 seconds can destroy one, and infantry are simply blown away by 1-2 hits, making it a very effective defensive emplacement.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

HeavyMGStatsBC2

The damage and range of the M2 Browning

M2 Browning sound effects

The M2 Browning is a heavy machine gun featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 mounted on the M1A2 Abrams and the M3A3 Bradley. The M2 Browning is used in a remote control configuration, so the user isn't vulnerable to enemy sniper fire. Despite its low rate of fire it is capable of killing quickly because of its extremely high damage.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

The M2 Browning is featured in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion and is the mounted turret gun on the M48 Patton tank. It uses the same firing sound as the M2 Browning on the M1A2 Abrams from the base game.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit


The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield Play4Free as the heavy machine gun mounted on the M1A2 Abrams and the HMMWV.

Battlefield 3Edit

M2 Browning
BF3 BrowningMG
Vehicle

M1A2 Abrams, RHIB Boat, Pheonix, Growler ITV, HMMWV, LAV-25, AAV-7A1 AMTRAC

Vehicle Type
  • Main Battle Tanks
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Infantry Transport
Rate of fire

≈ 450 RPM

Special Feature(s)
  • Mounted machine gun

The M2 Browning is featured in Battlefield 3.

SingleplayerEdit

The M2 Browning can be seen mounted on the player's M1A2 Abrams during the tank missions Thunder Run and Fear No Evil. In Thunder Run, Jonathan Miller is assigned to defend the tank by manning the weapon as the convoy proceeds to Highway 1, and it is also used in Fear No Evil at the start of the mission, and when Miller defends the Misfit 1-3 at the end of the said mission.

MultiplayerEdit

The M2 Browning is used on the M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25 and AAV-7A1 AMTRAC (using the CROWS platform), HMMWV, and Growler ITV as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.

The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the Coaxial HMG specialization.

As in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the KORD serves as the Russian counterpart for their respective vehicles.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield 4Edit

M2 Browning
BF3 BrowningMG
Vehicle

M1A2 Abrams, Growler ITV, MRAP

Vehicle Type
  • Main Battle Tanks
  • Infantry Transport
Rate of fire

≈ 450 RPM

Special Feature(s)
  • Mounted machine gun

The M2 Browning appears in Battlefield 4 as the Heavy Machine Gun of the United States Marine Corps.

Singleplayer Edit

The M2 Browning can be seen mounted on the player's M1A2 Abrams during the mission Singapore as both a secondary gunner's station weapon as well as the secondary weapon specialisation slot in said mission. It is also visible on the MRAP as seen in the mission Tashgar, although this time unusable.

Multiplayer Edit

The M2 Browning is used on the M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25 and AAV-7A1 AMTRAC (using the CROWS platform), HMMWV, and Growler ITV as a main weapon used by the second-seat occupant.

The driver of an M1A2 Abrams can equip the Browning via the Coaxial HMG specialization.

The KORD and QJZ89 serve as the Russian and Chinese heavy machine-gun counterpart of the M2 and function identically.


TriviaEdit

  • The M2 Browning is the gun that appears most in the Battlefield series, being used mostly by the United States.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki