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PGM Hecate II


Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) (1993)


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



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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



Service Year
1993

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Classification


Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR)


PGM Precision - France
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.


Overall Length
1,380 mm
54.33 in
Barrel Length
700 mm
27.56 in
Empty Wgt
29.76 lb
13.50 kg
Sights


SCROME LTE J10 F1 10x Telescope


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System

Bolt-Action
Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
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Caliber(s)*


12.7x99mm NATO (.50 BMG)

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 12.7mm / .50BMG machine gun / rifle round
Rounds / Feed


7-round detachable box
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
5,905 ft
(1,800 m | 1,968 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
2,788 ft/sec
(850 m/sec)


Hecate II - Base Series Designation
FR-12.7 - Alternate French Army Designation


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