British soldiers shot the enemy from a long distance: heavy machine guns turned into sniper rifles.

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 British soldiers shot the enemy from a long distance: heavy machine guns turned into sniper rifles.


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Not long ago, snipers from British Special Forces used an M2 heavy machine gun to shoot and kill an IS commander 1.6 kilometers away on the Afghan anti-terrorism battlefield.

Generally speaking, machine guns are mainly used to shoot the effective forces, fire points, light armored targets and low-altitude aircraft of the cluster. The range of large caliber machine gun is very long. Take 12.7 mm machine gun as an example, the effective range is 1800 meters, and the maximum range is more than 5000 meters. However, when the shooting distance is more than 1000 meters, the machine gun can only deal with large targets such as vehicles and buildings, but usually can not do anything for small targets such as human body.

Whats so special about the M2 heavy machine gun used by the British army that it turned into a long-range sniper weapon?

In fact, whether the heavy machine gun can change the sniping weapon depends entirely on its range and accuracy. The heavy gun barrel of M2 heavy machine gun improves the machining accuracy when forging and casting, and the heavy machine gun seat has better stability. The bullet used is 12.7 x 99 mm, and the muzzle kinetic energy is nine times that of the AK47 automatic rifle, which gives the M2 heavy machine gun an unusual long range and high precision.

On the battlefield, we are not afraid of doing nothing, but we are afraid of not knowing it. The M2 heavy machine gun matches the long-range sight, actually can guest sniper rifle. In Vietnam, the US Army also used M2 heavy machine guns to create a record of 2194 meters. Even so, it is not easy to take the M2 heavy machine gun as a sniper rifle. Because M2 heavy machine gun plus tripod more than 25 kilograms, it is quite bulky. It takes a lot of time to adjust the gun body with mechanical device when aiming. When the target is moving, it is difficult for M2 heavy machine gun to track continuously and steadily. But once the target is relatively static, it will create a miracle for this heavy machine gun. It is reported that the enemy commander who was sniper killed by the British Special Forces happened to be lecturing his subordinates for 20 minutes. It was these 20 minutes that provided the British army with sufficient aim to kill and kill. (Yang Fei Bai Guang Jie) source: Liberation Army Daily editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

On the battlefield, we are not afraid of doing nothing, but we are afraid of not knowing it. The M2 heavy machine gun matches the long-range sight, actually can guest sniper rifle. In Vietnam, the US Army also used M2 heavy machine guns to create a record of 2194 meters.

Even so, it is not easy to take the M2 heavy machine gun as a sniper rifle. Because M2 heavy machine gun plus tripod more than 25 kilograms, it is quite bulky. It takes a lot of time to adjust the gun body with mechanical device when aiming. When the target is moving, it is difficult for M2 heavy machine gun to track continuously and steadily. But once the target is relatively static, it will create a miracle for this heavy machine gun.