M2 Browning Machine Gun

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| name=M2 Browning Machine Gun
| affiliation=*Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
*Black Ops
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| type=WikipediaHeavy machine gun|Mounted heavy machine gun
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| maxammo=Infinite
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| rate of fire=Fast
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| accuracy=High
| range=Short to long
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| usedby=*HECU Marines
*Male Black Ops
*Gordon Freeman
*Adrian Shephard
*Barney Calhoun
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The '''M2 Browning Machine Gun''', commonly known simply as the '''Browning Machine Gun''' or the '''M2''', is a heavy machine gun used by the HECU and the Black Ops in several areas of Black Mesa Research Facility|Black Mesa.

==Overview==
FileBlack ops browning.jpg|Male Black Op manning an M2 in ''Opposing Force''.|thumb|200px|left

*Manned by a single person, it is used on a tripod to provide fire support and/or fortify crucial points, such as important locations of the Sector E Biodome Complex Transport|Materials Transport or other areas of Black Mesa.

*Most of the time, sandbags around the tripod and armored shields on the barrel provide additional protection to the gunner, although the shields actually provide no protection at all.

*It is sometimes used along a HECU Double Turret|double turret.

*The weapon has infinite ammo and the added protection of the fortifications behind which it is usually found. However, the turret imposes a limited firing arc, and one is exceedingly vulnerable from the lanes that the gun is unable to cover.

*During ''Half-Life'', Gordon Freeman is able to turn it against HECU soldiers, notably in the Black Mesa Transit System.

*In ''Opposing Force'', the Black Ops use it against Adrian Shephard on the surface.

*In ''Blue Shift'', an M2 is hidden in a crate on a train car in the Freight Yard, with ".50 cal Mounted Machine Gun" written on it. Barney Calhoun uses it against many HECU soldiers before resuming his search for Dr. Rosenberg.

==Tactics==

*Enemies using the M2 are easy to kill, as they are immobile while using it. A Mk 2 Grenade or a MP5 grenade is enough to kill the weapon controller in one shot.

*Presence of the machine gun usually indicates a likely wave of enemies; the machine gun should be manned as soon as possible.

*The M2 is extremely powerful; only three or so shots are required to kill a HECU Marine. However, one should always be ready to get off the gun when overwhelmed by enemy attacks or when being attacked from behind.

==Gallery==


FileRocket launch canyon.jpg|HECU troops at the rocket launch site, with an M2 nearby.
FileCaptive Freight Killing HECU soldiers with a M2.png|Barney killing HECU soldiers with an M2 in the Freight Yard.
File50calMGcrate.PNG|M2 crate found in the Freight Yard.
File600px-Half-Life_M2_2.jpg|Gordon using the Machine Gun against Vortigaunts.
FileHalf-Life_M2_1.jpg|Machine Gun during chapter ''On A Rail''.
FileAbrams.jpg|Machine Gun monted on a tank.
FileHalf-Life_M2_4.jpg|HECU soldiers using Machine Guns on the Boot Camp|training field.


==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''

==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=M2_Browning_machine_gun|text=M2 Browning machine gun}}

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