Browning M1919

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The Browning M1919 machine gun has been seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:



  • Weight: 31 lb (14 kg) (M1919A4)
  • Length: 37.94 in (964 mm) (M1919A4)
  • 53 in (1346 mm) (M1919A6)
  • Barrel length: 24 in (609 mm)
  • Cartridge:
  • 30-06 Springfield (U.S.)
  • 7.62 x 51 mm NATO (U.S.)
  • 303 British
  • 8 mm Mauser
  • Action: Recoil-operated/short-recoil operation
  • Rate of fire: 400–600 round/min
  • Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s (853.6 m/s)
  • Effective range: 1,500 yd (1,370 m) (maximum)
  • Feed system: 250-round belt

Browning M1919A2

Browning M1919A2 on M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield

The M1919A2 was a lightweight machine gun, intended for cavalry units. It had 18" barrel with slotted shroud and a special tripod, though M1917 or M2 tripods also could be used. The A2 was introduced in 1922 and was in service only for a short while.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Blowing Wild Policemen 1953
Che! Woody Strode Guillermo 1969

Browning M1919A4

Developed in the mid 1930s the M1919A4 was by far the most common variant and the first model of the M1919 designed for general use and featured the now standard 24" barrel (earlier variants were designed as tank and cavalry machine guns and had a shorter 18" barrel). Original M1919A4s featured a different heat shield with horizontal slots similar to those found on earlier models as opposed to the circular perforations found on the vast majority of M1919s. Early M1919A4s also featured a rotating notched bar on the right side of the receiver which was used to hold the bolt in the open position to prevent ammunition cook-offs in a hot barrel, a feature required by the Army at the time. This requirement, and hence the bolt latch, was dropped in 1943 (meaning that any M1919A4 lacking this latch in media set prior to 1943 is technically incorrect) although the bolt latch remained present on some weapons until the 50s.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod, pre 1943 model with bolt latch - .30-06 Springfield
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield


Title Actor Character Note Date
Mata Hari Ramon Novarro Lt. Alexis Rosanoff Mounted on airplane 1931
Guadalcanal Diary 1943
Gung Ho! 1943
Sahara Dan Duryea Jimmy Doyle Mounted in tank 1943
Sahara Commonwealth soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1943
The Fighting Seabees US Marine and Japanese soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod and seen in fake Japanese tanks 1944
A Walk in the Sun Richard Conte Pvt. Rivera 1945
Victorious Return (Majup ar uzvaru) German soldiers 1948
Sands of Iwo Jima US Marines Mounted on Amtracs 1949
The Story of G.I. Joe US Army soldier 1945
The Story of G.I. Joe US Army soldier 1945
Flying Leathernecks US Marines 1951
Go for Broke! Don Haggerty SFC Culley 1951
Halls of Montezuma US Marines Man-portable, mounted on LVT-4/LVT(A)-4 Amtrac and M4 Sherman 1951
Operation Pacific US submariners With bolt latch 1951
Invasion USA Jeep mounted 1952
Battle Circus U.S. Army soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1953
War of the Worlds, The (1953) U.S. Army soldiers Tripod and jeep mounted 1953
From Here to Eternity Burt Lancaster 1st Sergeant Milton Warden 1953
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms US National Guards Jeep mounted 1953
Godzilla (1954) Japanese Defense Forces 1954
To Hell and Back US Army soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1955
Between Heaven and Hell US National Guards Tripod and jeep mounted 1956
China Gate Vietnamese communists 1957
When Hell Broke Loose U.S. Army soldiers 1958
Pork Chop Hill U.S. Army soldiers 1959
Pork Chop Hill George Peppard Cpl. Fedderson 1959
Gorgo British troops Mounted on Centurion tanks 1961
Merrill's Marauders U.S. Army soldiers 1962
Hell Is for Heroes US Army soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1962
Lawrence of Arabia Turks 1962
Escape from Zahrain Zahrain soldiers Mounted on half-track APC 1962
The Four Days of Naples German troops Top-mounted on M47 Patton tanks 1962
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Sterling Hayden Gen. Jack D. Ripper Carried in golf bag 1964
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb US Army soldiers 1964
The Thin Red Line US and Japanese soldiers 1964
Seven Days in May US soldiers Vehicle mounted, with bolt latch 1964
Thunderball US Coast Guardsman Bow-mounted on Coast Guard speedboat 1965
Help! British soldiers Mounted on Centurion tank 1965
Battle of the Bulge Telly Savalas Sgt. Guffy 1965
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Mike Henry Tarzan 1966
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Vinero's soldiers 1966
Lost Command French paratroops 1966
Judith Syrian troops Mounted on M4 Sherman tank 1966
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Red Bamboo sentry tower mounted 1966
Cast a Giant Shadow Egyptian Army & Haganah soldiers 1966
Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) The Colonel's henchmen 1966
Is Paris Burning? US Army and Free French Forces soldiers 1966
The Dirty Dozen Stuart Cooper Roscoe Lever 1967
The Dirty Dozen Al Mancini Tassos Bravos 1967
How I Won the War On a Sherman tank mounted, in M24 Chaffee 1967
The Green Berets US Army soldiers 1968
The Green Berets ARVN soldiers 1968
Dark of the Sun UN soldiers 1968
The Devil's Brigade US Army soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1968
The Bridge at Remagen Mounted on US Army jeeps and halftracks 1969
Mr. Freedom National guardsman Mounted on jeep 1969
Castle Keep Michael Conrad Sgt. DeVaca 1969
The Bridge (Most) German soldiers Mounted on M3 Scout Car 1969
How I Unleashed World War II French legionnaire 1970
Patton US soldiers Mounted on M2 tripod 1970
Kelly's Heroes Don Rickles SSgt. Crapgame 1970
Kelly's Heroes Gavin MacLeod Moriarty Mounted on M4 Sherman tank 1970
Kelly's Heroes US Army soldiers Mounted in M4 Sherman tanks 1970
Kelly's Heroes Mounted on US Army jeep 1970
The Last Grenade Alex Cord Kip Thompson With spade grips 1970
She No Longer Talks She Shoots French policemen 1972
R.A.S. French troop Mounted on jeep 1973
Savage Sisters Philippine soldiers, guerrillas Mounted on US Army jeep 1974
The Secret (Le secret) French soldiers 1974
Hennessy Mounted on British Ferret armored car 1975
Deathcheaters Vietnam War stock footage 1976
The Muthers Jeannie Bell Kelly 1976
The Muthers Rosanne Katon Anggie 1976
The Muthers Trina Parks Marcie 1976
The Muthers Rocco Montalban Rocco 1976
The Muthers Pirates 1976
Operation Thunderbolt Israeli commando 1977
MacArthur US Soldiers 1977
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) French sailors Mounted on a river boat 1977
Fireback Mounted on M3 tripod 1978
Go Tell the Spartans South Vietnamese troops 1978
Power Play Soldiers Canadian C5 1978
The Deer Hunter Mounted on US Army Jeep 1978
Good Guys Wear Black The Black Tigers 1978
Cuba Jack Weston Larry Gutman 1979
Cuban Government troops Mounted on M10 tank destroyer and jeeps
The Big Red One German Army soldiers Mounted on M4 Sherman, mocked up as Tiger tank 1980
Porky's 1981
The Professional African soldiers Jeep mounted 1981
Attack Force Z Mel Gibson Capt. Kelly 1982
A Captain's Honor (L'Honneur d'un capitaine) French soldiers Mounted on jeeps and trucks 1982
Deal of the Century 1983
Banzaï African soldiers and rebels The rebels - mounted on armory car 1983
Rookies Run Amok 2 (Le retour des bidasses en folie) Mounted on M24 Chaffee 1983
The Inheritors (Die Erben) Seen in neo-Nazi training camp 1983
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle Dave Cooper Anders 1984
Code Name: Wild Geese General Khan's soldiers On a pedestal mount 1984
Water mounted on a jeep 1985
Death Wish 3 Charles Bronson Paul Kersey 1985
Missing In Action 2: The Beginning 1985
Death Wish 3 Charles Bronson Paul Kersey 1985
City Limits Sunya Corp troops 1985
Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) US soldiers Jeep mounted 1985
Firewalker San Miguel troops 1986
Order No. 027 (Myung ryoung-027 ho) ROK Armed Forces soldiers 1986
Extreme Prejudice In twin mount 1987
Extreme Prejudice William Forsythe Sgt. Buck Atwater Duel mounted 1987
The Sicilian Andreas Katsulas Passatempa On tripod 1987
The Sicilian Italian soldiers Mounted on jeep 1987
Curse of Snakes Valley (Klatwa doliny wezy) A Vietnamese fighter 1987
A Better Tomorrow III Tony Leung Ka Fai Cheung Chi Mun 1989
Dead Bang Frank Military Bobby Burns 1989
Batman Mounted on Batmobile, fitted with bolt latch 1989
Red Scorpion Mounted on a Soviet Ratel IFV 1989
Return from the River Kwai Imperial Japanese soldiers Visually modified to resemble Japanese Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun 1989
River of Death Aryan Guards 1989
Navy SEALs Dual mounted on a BTR-152 1990
Toy Soldiers Columbian soldiers Jeep mounted 1991
For Sacha (Pour Sacha) Israeli soldiers Jeep mounted 1991
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah American troops Replica 1991
A Midnight Clear Peter Berg Bud Miller 1992
Freejack With spade grips 1992
Diên Biên Phú French soldiers 1992
Black Shark (Chyornaya akula) mujahedeens On tripod 1993
Reckless Kelly Big Mac Used in the Christian Cowboy films 1993
Falling Down Cutaway model in surplus store 1993
Clear and Present Danger Columbian military police Mounted on jeeps 1994
Sahara James Belushi Master Sgt. Joe Gunn 1995
Sahara Robert Wisdom Sgt. Maj. Tambul 1995
Saving Private Ryan Max Martini Cpl. Henderson 1998
Saving Private Ryan Demetri Goritsas Pvt. Parker 1998
Saving Private Ryan US Army soldier 1998
Rushmore In display case 1998
The Pentagon Wars Early slotted barrel shroud, mounted in M3 Lee tank 1998
Bedazzled Jeep mounted 2000
Joint Security Area Korean War stock footage 2000
Kippur Mounted on Israeli tank 2000
Deserter French Foreign Legionnaires Mounted on jeeps 2002
We Were Soldiers French Army soldiers Mounted on jeeps 2002
Half Past Dead On M2 tripod 2002
Windtalkers US Marines Mounted on M2 tripods and jeeps 2002
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator With drum magazine, modified to be fired single-handedly from hip 2003
Saints and Soldiers American soldiers 2003
The Rundown 2003
The Notebook American soldiers 2004
Hotel Rwanda Belgian soldiers Jeep mounted 2004
King Kong US Army soldier Mounted on car 2005
The Great Raid Filipino guerrillas With bolt latch 2005
Flags of our Fathers US Marines Mounted on M2 tripod 2006
Letters from Iwo Jima US Marines Mounted on M2 tripod 2006
Fido US Army During the "Zombie Wars" documentary shown by Zomcon 2006
Assembly (Ji jie hao) Nationalist troops 2007
Doomsday Adrian Lester Sgt. Norton In anti-aircraft mount 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Jessey Meng Choi Jeep mounted, fitted with bolt latch 2008
24: Redemption Sangalan rebels Mounted on a "technical" 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Gangsters In the warehouse of weapons, vehicle mounted 2008
The Bridge US soldiers Mounted on M4 Sherman 2008
Che Part One: Argentine 2008
Che Part Two: Guerrilla Bolivian Army 2008
Death Race Vehicle mounted 2008
X-Men Origins: Wolverine US Army soldier Mounted on LCVP 2009
Brother's War US Army soldier 2009
Spoils of War 2009
Everyman's War US Army soldiers 2009
Red and White (Merah Putih) mounted on jeep 2009
Terminator Salvation Truck mounted 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Vehicle mounted, mocked up as tri-barreled rotary guns 2009
71: Into the Fire South Korean soldiers w/ bipod, mounted on M2 tripod 2010
Outside the Law French soldiers mounted on jeep 2010
Tomorrow, When the War Began Coalition forces With early slotted barrel jacket 2010
The Expendables Vilenan soldiers 2010
Fair Game Nigerian soldiers Jeep mounted 2010
The Front Line South Korean Army 2011
Memorial Day 82nd Airborne Division machine gun crew Mounted on M2 tripod 2011
Oba: The Last Samurai US Marines Mounted on M2 tripod 2011
Sucker Punch Vanessa Hudgens Blondie in an aircraft 2011
The Green Hornet Jay Chou Kato Car mounted 2011
My Way Imperial Japanese Soldiers mocked up as Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger Derek Luke Gabe Jones With carry handle and sling 2011
Death Race 2 Vehicle mounted 2011
Red Tails American troops 2012
Red Tails mounted in Ju-87 2012
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed US soldiers mounted on M3 Halftrack 2012
Fury (2014) U.S. Army soldiers 2014
Hacksaw Ridge Richard Pyros Randall "Teach" Fuller on M2 tripod and fired by the hip 2016
Hacksaw Ridge US Army soldiers on M2 2016
The Siege of Jadotville mercenaries 2016


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Air Date
The Avengers 1961 - 1969
The Rat Patrol Inaccurately shown mounted on German halftracks 1966 - 1968
V: The Original Miniseries 1983
Eternal Call (Vechnyy zov) - Season 2 Soviet troops Mounted on M5 Half-track; Seen in documentary footage 1983
The A-Team Remotely operated / "Say It With Bullets" 1983 - 1987
Airwolf With early model slotted barrel jacket 1984 - 1986
Miami Vice - Season 3 1986 - 1987
Tour of Duty NVA soldiers Some machine guns was modified to resemble Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun 1987 - 1990
Soldier Soldier 1991 - 1997
Viper (TV series) Mounted on semi truck / "Winner Take All" 1996 - 1999
Dark Angel "Prodigy" (S1E7); Armored car mounted 2001
Band of Brothers Ben Caplan Walter "Smokey" Gordon 2001
Band of Brothers Doug Allen Alton More Mounted on M2 tripod 2001
Band of Brothers Matt Hickey Pvt. Patrick O'Keefe Mounted on M2 tripod 2001
Band of Brothers Adam James Pvt. Cleveland Petty 2001
Band of Brothers Ross McCall Joe Liebgott Mounted on M2 tripod 2001
Band of Brothers US Army soldiers Mounted on US Army jeeps and M2 tripods 2001
Ultimate Force Georgian Rebels Mounted on M2 tripod 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Russian Soldiers Mounted on Russian T72 tank 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Chechen Rebels Mounted on M2 tripod 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Agnieszka Liggett Sapiyet Mazayev Mounted on M2 tripod 2002 - 2006
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey Himself 2002 - 2009
CSI: Miami - Season 2 Criminals "Money for Nothing" (S2E17) 2003 - 2004
My Name is Earl on M2 tripod / "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck" 2006
24: Redemption Mounted on car 2008
Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey 2009
Dark Blue Dylan McDermott Carter Shaw 2009 - 2010
The Pacific James Badge Dale Pvt. Robert Leckie Mounted on LVT-4 2010
The Pacific Jon Seda GSgt. John Basilone With improvised carry handle 2010
The Pacific US Marines Mounted on LVT-4's and M2 tripods 2010
Chuck - Season 3 2010
Top Shot - Season 4 Mounted on M2 tripod and halftrack 2012
Policie Modrava Members of the Military History Club Mounted on jeep/ "Případ Strnad" (S1E04) 2015
Madiba South African Army Denel MG4 mounted on Alvis Saracen 2017

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notation Date
Jurassic Park: Trespasser "Browning M2" With Browning M2 style barrel jacket 1998
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Mounted on jeep 2002
Medal of Honor: Frontline Mounted on jeep 2002
Forgotten Hope Mounted on M2 tripod, in bunkers and machine gun nests, on Willys MB Jeep, M4A1 Halftrack, M3 Stuart, M4A1(76) Sherman and Sherman II 2003
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003
Call of Duty: United Offensive Vehicle mounted 2004
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault 2004
Vietcong 2 Fitted with bolt latch 2005
Call of Duty 2 2005
Day of Defeat: Source Fitted with carry handle and bipod 2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 2005
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood 2005
Call of Duty 3 Mounted on M2 tripods and M4 Sherman tanks 2006
Company of Heroes Mounted on jeeps and M4 Sherman tanks 2006
Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 With deployable bipod Mounted on LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel), M3A1 Haltrack, M8 Greyhound, M5A1 Stuart, Sherman Mk II and M4 Sherman 2006
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Mounted 2007
Call of Duty: World at War Vehicle-mounted and man-portable with M1919A6 bipod 2008
Bioshock 2 as part of an auto-turret fires .50 Cal rounds 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Incorrectly used by Japanese forces 2010
7554 2011
Uncharted: Golden Abyss with spade grips and gun shield 2011
Dead Island With spade grips 2011
Project Reality: Normandy Mounted on M4 Sherman & M26 Pershing 2013
Heroes & Generals infantry and vehicle mounted versions 2016
Call of Duty: WWII 2017


Title Characters Notation Date
Appleseed Cyborg terrorists Mounted on M2 tripod 1988
The Cockpit American soldiers Ep. 3 "Knight of the Iron Dragon" 1993
Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front Aquironia soldiers 1994
Zipang US Marines 2004
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Briggs soldiers Early model slotted barrel shroud 2009 - 2010
Hanasaku Iroha US Soldiers 2011
Girl Und Panzer Mounted on all American WWII tanks 2012


Title Characters Notation Date
The Iron Giant US Army soldier Mounted on Jeep 1999
Archer Mounted in grill of the Dodge Challenger Special Agent Edition 2009 - ????

Browning M1919A5/M1919A4E1

Browning M1919A5 - .30-06 Springfield
Browning M1919A4E1 - .30-06 Springfield

When the M3A1 Stuart tank was being designed in the Early 1940s it was found that a standard M1919 could not be fitted due to there not being enough clearance in the turret to allow the bolt to be operated. Therefore the weapons were modified with a downward curving bar affixed to the right side of the receiver to allow the bolt to be retracted from the rear of the weapon. These weapons were later given the M1919A5 classification to simplify the supply of replacement parts, and could be found with either horizontal or vertical buffer tubes depending on whether the gun was built from a flexible or fixed M1919A4. After the requirement for the M37 (a variant fitted to armored vehicles that could be converted to feed from either side) was put forward in 1950, it was decided that a variant similar to the M1919A5 would be uses in the interim. The M1919A4E1 was converted from existing stock piles of M1919A4s and was very similar to the M1919A5 except it had a straight bolt retracting bar (the downward curving bar of the M1919A5 was only necessary in the interior of the now obsolete Stuart tanks).


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Turning Point (Velikiy perelom) Mounted on M4A2 Sherman tank 1945
Taxi for Tobruk (Un taxi pour Tobrouk) Mounted on tanks and armoured cars 1961
Reptilicus Mounted on Danish M24 Chaffee 1961
The Four Days of Naples German troops Front-mounted on M47 Patton tanks and Staghound armoured cars 1962
Is Paris Burning? German and Free French Forces soldiers Mounted on M4 Sherman and M24 Chaffee tanks, M3 Scout Cars 1966
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Vinero's soldiers Mounted on M3A1 Stuart tank 1966
Now Where Did the 7th Company Get To? (Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie?) German troops Front-mounted on M24 Chaffee 1973
The Seventh Company Has Been Found (On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie!) German troops Front-mounted on M24 Chaffee 1975
Power Play Soldiers Canadian C5 1978
From Hell to Victory Mounted on M41 tanks 1979
Rookies Run Amok 2 (Le retour des bidasses en folie) Front-mounted on M24 Chaffee 1983
Doom Deobia Oparei Destroyer Used as basis for fictional handheld minigun 2005
Doom Dwayne Johnson Sarge Used as basis for fictional handheld minigun 2005

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notation Date
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Mounted in M3A1 Stuart tanks 2005
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood 2005
Heroes & Generals Mounted in M5A1 Stuart Light Tank 2016


Title Characters Notation Date
Excel Saga Terrorists M1919A5, tripod mounted 1999
Brynhildr in the Darkness (Gokukoku no Brynhildr) mounted on the laboratory's car M1919A4E1 2014

Browning M1919A6

M1919A6, early WWII manufacture with exposed barrel hex - .30-06 Springfield
M1919A6, late WWII manufacture with muzzle booster - .30-06 Springfield
M1919A6, post-WWII manufacture with conical muzzle booster - .30-06 Springfield

The M1919A6, introduced in late 1943, was an attempt to create a light machine gun capable of being carried and operated by one man, comparable to German machine guns like the MG42. The M1919A6 featured a shoulder stock, bipod, carry handle, conical muzzle booster (on later models) and a lighter, changable barrel. The barrel weight on the M1919A4 was already marginal in terms of heat dissipation, and lightening the barrel in the M1919A6 made for a weapon that was prone to overheating and was large, heavy and awkward compared to the majority of contemporary machine guns. The original M1919A6 lacked a muzzle booster due to the need to have an exposed hex on the muzzle to allow the barrel to be changed. This led to problems cycling the action so a removable muzzle booster was added to increase the chamber pressure. At the end of WWII a conical flash hider was introduced as part of the muzzle booster, but contrary to the majority of depictions in media this was never actually issued before the end of the war (although it was extensively used in Korea).


Title Actor Character Note Date
Battleground U.S. Army soldier 1949
Lost Command French paratroops Mounted on a jeep 1966
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) French sailors Twin mounted on a river boat 1977
Outbreak British contractor 1995
Saints and Soldiers American soldiers 2003
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War South Korean soldiers 2004
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett Col. Irina Spalko Mounted on Soviet amphibious jeep 2008
My Way US Army soldiers 2011


Title Actor Character Note Date
Band of Brothers Michael Fassbender Burton "Pat" Christenson 2001

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notation Date
Call of Duty: United Offensive vehicle-mounted and M1919A6 man-portable 2004
Forgotten Hope 2 Man-portable, deployed in machine gun nests 2005
The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific Emplaced 2007
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway 2007


Title Characters Notation Date
Strike Witches Francesca Lucchini 2008 - ????

Browning AN/M2

Browning AN/M2, fixed mount - .30-06 Springfield
Browning AN/M2, flexible mount - .30-06 Springfield
Browning AN/M2, flexible mount - .30-06 Springfield
Browning .303 Mk II - .303 British
Stinger machine gun replica - .30-06 Springfield. This operational replica was created for the production of Flags of Our Fathers, but did not show up in the final cut.

The AN/M2 (not to be confused with the aircraft version of the larger Browning M2, which was also called AN/M2: in full they were respectively the "Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .30, AN/M2, Aircraft" and "Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, AN/M2, Aircraft") was an aircraft variant of the M1919A4 which had a lighter receiver and thinner barrel (being overall about 1/3 lighter than the ground version), higher rate of fire and the ability to be fed from either side of the gun. The flexible mount variant of the AN/M2 is also the only production variant of the M1919 that was fitted with spade grips. A variant of the AN/M2 chambered in .303 was used by the British RAF where it was known as the Browning .303 Mk II, and the Colt commercial version was called the MG40.

During WW2, Para Marine Sergeant Mel J Grevich and Private First Class John Lyttle of the Fifth Marine Division produced a handheld AN/M2 variant fitted with a simple trigger hooked up to the firing solenoid, a 100-round belt box, a BAR bipod and an M1 Carbine stock. This weapon, referred to as the "Stinger," was used in the invasion of Iwo Jima, with one of the six Stinger gunners present during the operation, Corporal Tony Stein, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Only six were made and none survived the war, but the story of this cobbled-together weapon is still used to remind US Marine recruits that their most powerful weapon is their mind.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4) Mounted on British airplanes; documentary footage 1941
Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6) Mounted on Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber; documentary footage 1941
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Mounted on Bristol Blenheim Mk I bomber; documentary footage 1943
Bezymyannyy Island (Ostrov Bezymyannyy) Twin nose mounting on Catalina flying boat 1946
633 Squadron Browning .303 Mk II, fixed mounts in DeHavilland Mosquitos 1964
Battle of Britain Browning .303 Mk II, fixed mounts in Hurricanes and Spitfires 1969
The Omega Man Survivors Flexible mount with M1919A6 stock 1971
Midway Rear gunner Flexible mount in US Navy Dauntless Dive Bombers 1976
Turkey Shoot (1982) Michael Petrovitch Tito Mounted on a jeep 1982
Turkey Shoot (1982) Olivia Hussey Chris Mounted on a jeep 1982
Extreme Prejudice Matt Mulhern SSgt. Declan Patrick Coker Twin flexible mount 1987
Rambo III Sylvester Stallone Rambo Mounted on a pickup truck 1988
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear O.J. Simpson Norberg Tripod mounted 1992
Freejack Fixed mount 1992
Rapid Fire Henchman double mount 1992
Hot Shots! Part Deux Iraqi soldier Flexible mounts on Iraqi jeeps 1993
Pearl Harbor Japanese gunner Flexible mount in the tail gun position of a Japanese B5N "Kate" torpedo bomber 2001
Pearl Harbor Ben Affleck Lt. Rafe McCawley Browning .303 Mk II, mounted on Spitfire 2001
Pearl Harbor RAF pilots Browning .303 Mk II, mounted on Spitfires 2001
The Condemned Fixed mounts in B25 Mitchell bomber 2006
In Her Line of Fire The rebels Mounted on a pickup truck 2006
Miracle at St. Anna US Army soldiers on M2 tripod 2008
Gamer Slayers Flexible model, with and without futuristic barrel shroud 2009
Dunkirk Browning .303 Mk II, fixed mounts in Spitfires 2017


Title Characters Notation Date
Najica Blitz Tactics "Mission: 005 - The Fragile Dream with a Crimson Colored Horizon" 2001

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notation Date
Heroes & Generals Mounted in Curtiss O-52 Owl (fixed and flexible mount) 2016
Sniper Elite 4 Mounted in Avro Lancaster bomber (Browning .303 Mk II) 2017
Battlefield V Mounted in Spitfire fighters (Browning .303 Mk II) 2018

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