Currently being updated. Automatic reload in seconds.
|Buy WotD Stuff!!|
|← Episode 183|
popular Wiki of the Day Episode 184
For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.
|Episode 185 →|
Fri, 2017-Nov-03 01:31 UTC
Length - 3:01
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 973,741 views on Thursday, 02 November 2017 our article of the day is M2 Browning.
The M2 Machine Gun or Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning. Its design is similar to Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). It has been referred to as "Ma Deuce", in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft. The M2 has been produced longer than any other machine gun.
The Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1930s to the present. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Falklands War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan in the 2000s and 2010s. It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries as well. The M2 has been in use longer than any other firearm in U.S. inventory except the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, also designed by John Browning.
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 such as FN Herstal.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:31 UTC on Friday, 03 November 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Browning.
This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast where the hosts discuss whatever is hot in the news each week. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.
This has been Salli. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day. If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find our archive, and our sister podcasts random Wiki of the Day and featured Wiki of the Day at wikioftheday.com. Subscribe and tell your friends to listen as well!
Page cached at 2018-12-09 19:47:16 UTC
Original calculation time was 0.6044 seconds
Page displayed at 2018-12-10 16:18:22 UTC
Page generated in 0.0047 seconds