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PGM Hecate II


Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR)


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The PGM Hecate II is currently seeing action in Afghanistan with French troops.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 7/29/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The PGM Hecate II is a French Army anti-material rifle designed to engage light armored vehicles. The Hecate II is designed and produced by PGM Industries of Poisy, France and was nearly the anti-material rifle of choice for the British Army as well (in its Hecate I form) before losing out to an Accuracy International product in the end. The Hecate II system fires the capable .50in Browning cartridge from a 7-round detachable box magazine.

The Hecate II is based on the Intervention model of the same product line. Several features common in other heavy caliber sniper rifles are found in this system as well. These features include a detachable wooden butt, muzzle break and integrated bipod (a monopod is also built into the stock). A silencer can be fitted to the barrel once the muzzle break is removed. The Hecate II not only serves with French Army forces but also with French police and other security groups across the country.


Specifications



Year:
1993
Manufacturing
PGM Precision - France
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- Anti-Tank / Anti-Material / Breaching
Overall Length:
1,380 mm (54.33 in)
Barrel Length:
700 mm (27.56 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
29.76 lb (13.50 kg)
Sights:
SCROME LTE J10 F1 10x Telescope
Action:
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System
Muzzle Velocity:
2,788 feet-per-second (850 meters-per-second)
Effective Range:
5,905 ft (1,800 m; 1,968 yd)
Hecate II - Base Series Designation
FR-12.7 - Alternate French Army Designation

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