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Machine Gun M2 Browning got a collimator sight

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Trijicon introduced the world's first collimator sight for the M2 Browning machine gun, according to portaltimestimes.com.


The machine gun M2 Browning is one of the “long-livers” in the world of small weapons. The model was developed in 1932 on the basis of Browning M1921 and since 1933 has been in service with the American army. M2 Browning caliber .50 BMG (12,7 × 99 mm NATO) has an aimed range 1830 m and is designed to defeat manpower and lightly armored vehicles. Since its inception, more than 3 million units have been produced.

Machine Gun M2 Browning got a collimator sight


Despite the mass character and long service of this machine gun, no serial models of "optics" were developed for it. Enthusiasts have adapted various non-standard sights for M2 Browning, but it has not gone further experiments. Last year, BAE Systems began developing the FWS-CS system, consisting of a gun sight and a helmet-mounted display, but it has not yet been adopted.

The sight from Trijicon is an enlarged version of the traditional open collimator, which is additionally equipped with a rotating optical module (gives a threefold increase). The developers called their creation Machine Gun Reflex Sight or MGRS. The cost of one such sight is about $ 4500, in a modification with a night vision system - $ 5000.
The Trijicon company indicates that the American army has already become interested in their development. In addition, the military attracted compatibility MGRS with machine guns M240, also in service with the US Army, reports "Warspot"
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  1. gas113
    gas113 12 October 2017 13: 45
    +1
    Interesting idea "helmet-sight"
  2. CentDo
    CentDo 12 October 2017 13: 56
    +3
    The new M2A1 costs about $ 7500-8000. It turns out that the sight will increase the cost of one unit by more than 1,5 times. Not so bad. The thing is certainly necessary, but not for the same money.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 12 October 2017 14: 16
      0
      For that kind of money, it would be possible to supply a more advanced system ...
      1. CentDo
        CentDo 12 October 2017 14: 19
        0
        You can imagine how much their system with a helmet-mounted display will cost.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 12 October 2017 15: 30
          +1
          Honestly, I don’t understand where they get such prices from. Given that the sight to the grenade launcher with a laser rangefinder and a ballistic computer is more than 2 times cheaper, as far as I remember 1800 with a penny
          1. CentDo
            CentDo 12 October 2017 15: 57
            0
            Are you talking about the Vingmate MR 500? Or something different?
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 12 October 2017 16: 12
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              Quote: CentDo
              Are you talking about the Vingmate MR 500? Or something different?

              FN FCU
          2. Großer feldherr
            Großer feldherr 12 October 2017 16: 08
            +1
            It is not for me to tell you what military prices are and what they eat with, they have nothing to do with cost and sound logic. They set the maximum price for which the military can buy ... and the military does not have personal money, but budget money (nobody’s tea), and they really regret it.
            And it is almost impossible to track spending by the regulatory authorities, everything is debited on low seriality, quality and, of course, R&D.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 12 October 2017 16: 14
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              Quote: Großer Feldherr
              It is not for me to tell you what military prices are and what they eat with, they have nothing to do with cost and sound logic.

              Well actually yes. The one I’m talking about, the military did not buy. So for your money and therefore normal pricing.
  3. san4es
    san4es 12 October 2017 15: 07
    +3
    [quote M2] Browning got a collimator sight [/ quote]
    ... request In the night will go
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 12 October 2017 15: 19
    +3
    A bit high from the line of sight, and convenient for a sniper. No need to aim at the trench line ....
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 October 2017 20: 23
      +1
      A sniper will not get it. With this sight, you can conduct accurate fire for one and a half kilometers.
      Ballistics allows, only without a sight nothing was visible.
      I shot from Browning 0.5. He has a solo mode for shooting. So, at dusk
      it was clear that the tracers were leaving almost bullet-to-bullet at a distance of about a kilometer. They shot through the gorge with a tripod. Targets were illuminated with oil wicks. Very accurate car, just incredibly heavy.
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 13 October 2017 12: 00
        +1
        Such distances are just for the sniper, and the priority targets for the sniper are the machine gunners and snipers of the enemy .... Our cord with optics is much lower even on bipods .... However, each hut has its own toys.
  5. gukoyan
    gukoyan 12 October 2017 16: 27
    0
    Cool machine gun ...
    Would put a good optical sight and would not bathe.
    1. igordok
      igordok 12 October 2017 21: 18
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      Quote: gukoyan
      Cool machine gun ...
      Would put a good optical sight and would not bathe.

      Now it’s fashionable to set the Picatinny rail. And to her .... laughing