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    Machine Guns from Origin to Present Day

    Making their official large scale debut in World War 1, the modern machine gun had the power to single-handedly change any one engagement in favor of the operator.





    The machine gun evolved into a formidable battlefield element by the time of World War 1 - mounted onto aircraft, on naval warships or as stationary ground-based defensive systems. With it would come the very real threat of increased fatalities from a system that could chew through ranks upon ranks of advancing infantry with presses of the trigger. The machine gun would go on to grow into more of portable weapon system by the Second World War characterized by the excellent German MG42. The machine gun remained a highly feared and respected foe and, in the post-war world, would continue to evolve. By the turn of the century, the squad support weapon was in full vogue though systems such as the ubiquitous Browning M2 have continued service in great numbers.


    There are a total of (125) Machine Guns from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    A
     1 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the AAT-52 (Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952)

    AAT-52 (Arme Automatique Transformable Modele 1952)
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    A
     2 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)

    ALFA 44 (Ametralladora ALFA Modelo 44)
    Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    A
     3 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family

    Ares Defense Ares-16 Small Arms Family
    Modular Automatic Weapon
    A
     4 


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System

    Ares Defense Shrike 5.56 Advanced Weapons System
    Modular Weapons System
    B
     5 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta AS70 LMG

    Beretta AS70 LMG
    Light Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    B
     6 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the BESA (Gun, Machine, 7.92mm, BESA)

    BESA (Gun, Machine, 7.92mm, BESA)
    Vehicle / Tank Machine Gun
    B
     7 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)

    BESAL (Gun, Light, Machine, Faulkner, .303-inch)
    Prototype Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    B
     8 


    1930
    Thumbnail picture of the Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30)

    Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    B
     9 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Breda Modello 37 (M37)

    Breda Modello 37 (M37)
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    B
     10 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the BREN

    BREN
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    B
     11 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning .303

    Browning .303
    Medium Machine Gun (MMG) / Aircraft Machine Gun
    B
     12 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning M1917 (Model 1917)

    Browning M1917 (Model 1917)
    Belt-Fed, Water-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    B
     13 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)

    Browning M1918 BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    B
     14 


    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning M1919 GPMG

    Browning M1919 GPMG
    Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    B
     15 


    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the Browning M2 (HMG)

    Browning M2 (HMG)
    Multi-role Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    C
     16 


    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)

    Carl-Gustav m/21-m37 (Kulsprutegevar KG m/21-m/37)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    C
     17 


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000

    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
    Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    C
     18 


    1928
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 26

    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 26
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Vehicle Machine Gun
    C
     19 


    1930
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 30

    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 30
    Light Machine Gun
    C
     20 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 52/57

    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 52/57
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Infantry Support Weapon
    C
     21 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 59

    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 59
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    C
     22 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383

    Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Squad Support Weapon
    C
     23 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli )

    CETME Ameli (Ametralladora CETME Modelo Ameli )
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    C
     24 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Charlton Automatic Rifle

    Charlton Automatic Rifle
    Semi-Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    C
     25 


    1929
    Thumbnail picture of the Chatellerault Model 1929 (modele 1924/29)

    Chatellerault Model 1929 (modele 1924/29)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    C
     26 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the CIS / ST Kinetics 50MG (Fifty)

    CIS / ST Kinetics 50MG (Fifty)
    Heavy Machine Gun
    C
     27 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100

    CIS / ST Kinetics Ultimax 100
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    C
     28 


    1895
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger)

    Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger)
    Air-Cooled Machine Gun
    C
     29 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Canada / Diemaco C7

    Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle / Squad Automatic Weapon
    D
     30 


    1928
    Thumbnail picture of the Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28)

    Degtyarev DP LMG (DP28)
    Light Machine Gun
    D
     31 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Degtyarev DPM LMG

    Degtyarev DPM LMG
    Light Support / Vehicle Machine Gun
    D
     32 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Dror LMG

    Dror LMG
    Squad Support Weapon / Light Machine Gun
    D
     33 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the DShK Model 1938

    DShK Model 1938
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    E
     34 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L4 (BREN)

    Enfield L4 (BREN)
    Light Support Machine Gun
    E
     35 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)

    Enfield L7 GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
    Light Support Machine Gun
    E
     36 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon)

    Enfield L86 LSW (Light Support Weapon)
    Light Machine Gun
    F
     37 


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL

    Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
    Battle Rifle
    F
     38 


    1930
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)

    Fabrique Nationale FN M1930 (BAR)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    F
     39 


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB

    Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    F
     40 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN M3P

    Fabrique Nationale FN M3P
    Belt-Fed Vehicle Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    F
     41 


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN MAG

    Fabrique Nationale FN MAG
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    F
     42 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi

    Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
    Light Support Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW)
    F
     43 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)

    Fabrique Nationale FN Mle D (BAR)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    F
     44 


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG

    Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG
    General Purpose Machine Gun / Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
    F
     45 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG

    Fabrique Nationale M249 SAW / LMG
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Support Weapon (SSW)
    F
     46 


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG

    Fabrique Nationale Mk 46 LWMG
    Light Weight Machine Gun
    F
     47 


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG

    Fabrique Nationale Mk 48 LWMG
    Light Weight Machine Gun
    F
     48 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)

    Fallschirmjagergewehr 42 (FG42 / FjG42)
    Automatic Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    F
     49 


    1914
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914

    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914
    Medium Machine Gun
    F
     50 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)

    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    F
     51 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935

    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    F
     52 


    1925
    Thumbnail picture of the Furrer Model 25 (M25)

    Furrer Model 25 (M25)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    F
     53 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Fusil-Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG (Chauchat)

    Fusil-Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG (Chauchat)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    G
     54 


    1861
    Thumbnail picture of the Gatling Gun Model 1861

    Gatling Gun Model 1861
    Battlefield Support Weapon
    G
     55 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics XM312 HMG

    General Dynamics XM312 HMG
    Prototype Heavy Machine Gun
    G
     56 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics XM806 (LW50MG)

    General Dynamics XM806 (LW50MG)
    Prototype Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    G
     57 


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the General Electric GAU-17/A Minigun

    General Electric GAU-17/A Minigun
    Six-Barrel Gatling Gun
    G
     58 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the General Electric M134 Minigun

    General Electric M134 Minigun
    Six-Barrel Gatling Gun
    G
     59 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Goryunov SG-43

    Goryunov SG-43
    Air-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    H
     60 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 121

    Heckler & Koch HK 121
    General Purpose Machine Gun
    H
     61 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 21

    Heckler & Koch HK 21
    General Purpose Machine Gun / Light Machine Gun / Automatic Rifle
    H
     62 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G36

    Heckler & Koch HK G36
    Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
    H
     63 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)

    Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
    Squad Support Weapon
    H
     64 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MG4 (HK MG43)

    Heckler & Koch HK MG4 (HK MG43)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    H
     65 


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK11

    Heckler & Koch HK11
    Light Support Machine Gun
    H
     66 


    1909
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss Model 1909 (Mle 1909 / Benet-Mercie)

    Hotchkiss Model 1909 (Mle 1909 / Benet-Mercie)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    H
     67 


    1914
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss Model 1914 (Mle 1914)

    Hotchkiss Model 1914 (Mle 1914)
    Medium Machine Gun (MMG) / Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    I
     68 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)

    INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
    Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun / Submachine Gun
    I
     69 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Negev LMG

    IWI Negev LMG
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    J
     70 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Johnson LMG

    Johnson LMG
    Light Machine Gun / Squad Support Weapon
    K
     71 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)

    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Assault Rifle
    K
     72 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Kbk UKM-2000

    Kbk UKM-2000
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    K
     73 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)

    KG m/40 LMG (Knorr-Bremse)
    Light Machine Gun
    K
     74 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Kord-12.7mm (HMG)

    Kord-12.7mm (HMG)
    Heavy Machine Gun
    L
     75 


    1914
    Thumbnail picture of the Lewis Machine Gun

    Lewis Machine Gun
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    L
     76 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow F89

    Lithgow F89
    Light Machine Gun
    M
     77 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the M60 GPMG

    M60 GPMG
    General Purpose Machine Gun
    M
     78 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the M60E3 LMG

    M60E3 LMG
    Light Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    M
     79 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4

    Madsen-Saetter SFMG Mark 4
    General Purpose Machine Gun
    M
     80 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15)

    Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15)
    Aircraft Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun
    M
     81 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34)

    Maschinengewehr Modell 34 (MG34)
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    M
     82 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)

    Maschinengewehr Modell 42 (MG42)
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    M
     83 


    1908
    Thumbnail picture of the Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08)

    Maxim MG08 (Maschinengewehr 08)
    Machine Gun
    M
     84 


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Mendoza C-1934 (M1934)

    Mendoza C-1934 (M1934)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    M
     85 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Mendoza Model 45

    Mendoza Model 45
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    M
     86 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Mendoza RM-2

    Mendoza RM-2
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    M
     87 


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the MIC Uirapuru GPMG

    MIC Uirapuru GPMG
    General Purpose Machine Gun
    N
     88 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBB-95 (Type 95)

    NORINCO QBB-95 (Type 95)
    Light Support Weapon (LSW)
    N
     89 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)

    NORINCO QBZ-95 (Series)
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Light Machine Gun
    N
     90 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 67 GPMG

    NORINCO Type 67 GPMG
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    N
     91 


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 77 HMG

    NORINCO Type 77 HMG
    Heavy Machine Gun
    N
     92 


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)

    NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
    Heavy Machine Gun / Vehicle Gun
    P
     93 


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the PKM GPMG

    PKM GPMG
    General Purpose Machine Gun / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    P
     94 


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the PKP Pecheneg (6P41)

    PKP Pecheneg (6P41)
    Squad-Level Support Weapon
    P
     95 


    1910
    Thumbnail picture of the Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910)

    Pulemet Maksima Obrazets Model 1910 (PM Model 1910)
    Water-Cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    P
     96 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)

    Pusca Automata Model 1986 (PA md. 86)
    Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    R
     97 


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3)

    Rheinmetall MG3 (Maschinengewehr Modell 3)
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    R
     98 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the RP-46

    RP-46
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    R
     99 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)

    RPD (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    R
     100 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova)

    RPK (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova)
    Light Machine Gun
    S
     101 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K3

    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K3
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    S
     102 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K6

    S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K6
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    S
     103 


    1905
    Thumbnail picture of the Schwarzlose MG

    Schwarzlose MG
    Water-Cooled Machine Gun
    S
     104 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG MG 50

    SIG MG 50
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    S
     105 


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the SIG MG 710 (MG-55)

    SIG MG 710 (MG-55)
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    S
     106 


    1893
    Thumbnail picture of the Skoda MG (series)

    Skoda MG (series)
    Machine Gun
    S
     107 


    1930
    Thumbnail picture of the Solothurn-Steyr S2-200 (MG30)

    Solothurn-Steyr S2-200 (MG30)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Aircraft Machine Gun
    S
     108 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG

    Steyr AUG
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / DMR / LMG
    S
     109 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG-LMG

    Steyr AUG-LMG
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    S
     110 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)

    Stoner 63 (Universal Combat Weapon)
    Modular Weapons System
    S
     111 


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)

    Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)
    General Purpose Machine Gun / Medium Machine Gun
    T
     112 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the T75 LMG (Type 75)

    T75 LMG (Type 75)
    Light Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    T
     113 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the T86 (Type 86)

    T86 (Type 86)
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Light Machine Gun
    T
     114 


    1922
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)

    Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    T
     115 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 81

    Type 81
    Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    T
     116 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 92 Shiki Kikanju

    Type 92 Shiki Kikanju
    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
    T
     117 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 96

    Type 96
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    T
     118 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 99

    Type 99
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    V
     119 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Vektor SS-77

    Vektor SS-77
    General Purpose Machine Gun / Squad Automatic Weapon
    V
     120 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers K (VGO)

    Vickers K (VGO)
    Medium Machine Gun / Aircraft-Vehicle Machine Gun
    V
     121 


    1912
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1)

    Vickers Machine Gun (Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303in, Mk 1)
    Medium Machine Gun (MMG) / Multirole Weapon
    V
     122 


    1925
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers-Berthier (VB)

    Vickers-Berthier (VB)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)
    W
     123 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F) MG51

    Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F) MG51
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    Z
     124 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M84

    Zastava M84
    General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
    Z
     125 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Zbrojovka ZB vz. 59 / Uk vz. 59

    Zbrojovka ZB vz. 59 / Uk vz. 59
    General Purpose Machine Gun