The Browning 12.7mm M2 heavy barrel quick change barrel machine gun is carried by all RAN surface combatants. It is a robust and capable weapon used in both defensive and attacking roles. The machine gun is effective at close range against both surface and air targets. It is ideal for providing covering fire for boarding parties.

Function Heavy machine gun
Manufacturer General Dynamics
Designed 1918
Action Short recoil-operated
Modes Single shot or full automatic
Feed Belt-fed
Weight 38 kilograms
Rate of fire 450-575 rounds per minute
Ammunition 12.7mm x 99mm NATO rounds
Calibre 12.7mm (.50 cal)
Barrel length 1143mm
Range 1800 metres


Small arms