FN Herstal, the original manufacturer of the Quick Change Barrel (QCB) version Browning M2HB .50 cal
The FN® QCB configuration retains the reliability and effectiveness that have won the M2HB an undisputed reputation as the finest heavy machine gun ever made. The FN® M2HB-QCB makes the barrel change procedure faster, easier, and safe.
Reliability and effectiveness thanks to the FN® QCB configuration
Minimal effect on user training and logistics
Quick, easy and safe barrel change procedure:
by one single individual
reduced exposure time to enemy fire
no need to check and adjust headspace or timing at user level
Can be mounted on the FN® M3 tripod to provide accurate and effective fire at long range
A full range of cartridges available including the Armor Piercing and Armor Piercing Explosive Incendiary
A number of accessories fully tested and certified by FN Herstal are proposed with the .50 cal FN® M2HB-QCB, as well as a full range of cartridges
The FN® M2HB-QCB can be used on a wide variety of mountings for vehicles, boats and ships.
Cyclic rate of fire
.50 (12.7x99mm NATO)
Short recoil of the barrel
Desintegrating link belt (M2 or M9 link)
Weapon: ~ 38.150 kg (84 lb)
Barrel assembly: ~ 13 kg (28.63 lb)
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