MAS AA-52

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MAS AA-52 GPMG - 7.5x54mm French
MAS AAT-52 Char - 7.5x54mm French

The MAS AA-52 is a general purpose machine gun designed by MAC (Manufacture d’Armes de Chatellerault) and manufactured by MAS (Manufacture d'Armes St. Etienne) as a universal machine gun for French military forces. Although largely superseded by the FN Minimi in infantry use, the AA-52 continues to be a common mounted weapon on vehicles.

Specifications

(1952-present)

Type: Medium Machine Gun

Caliber: 7.5x54mm French, 7.62x51mm NATO (NF-1 variant)

Capacity: Belt Fed (50 or 200 round belts)

Fire Modes: Full-Auto (700-900 RPM)

The MAS AA-52 machine gun has appeared in the following films:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) Jean Panisse Illegal gun dealer 1966
Let's Not Get Angry (Ne nous fâchons pas) The Colonel's henchman 1966
The Battle of Algiers French paratrooper 1966
The Day of the Jackal French soldiers Mounted in Panhard AML-60 1973
The Secret (Le secret) Mounted in AMX-13 VTT 1974
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) French sailors 1977
Operation Leopard (La légion saute sur Kolwezi) French paratroopers 1980
Salvador Mounted on Panhard ERC-90 Sagaie 1986
Léon (The Professional) ESU officers Mocked up as a grenade launcher 1994
April Captains (Capitães de Abril) Portuguese soldiers Mounted in Panhard AML-60 2000
Deserter (2002) French Foreign Legionnaires 2002
Taxi 3 Top-mounted on armoured car 2003
La Horde Yves Pignot René Fitted with Browning M1919A4 barrel (jacket) 2009
Special Forces Mounted on Aerospatiale Puma helicopters 2011

Video Games

Title As Mods Note Date
Code of Honor 2007
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Mounted on Eland-90 armoured car Unusable by player 2012



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