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PGM Hecate II


Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR)


France | 1993



"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.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the PGM Hecate II. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,380 mm
54.33 in
O/A Length
700 mm
27.56 in
Barrel Length
29.76 lb
13.50 kg
Weight
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System
Action
12.7x99mm NATO (.50 BMG)
Caliber(s)
7-round detachable box
Feed
SCROME LTE J10 F1 10x Telescope
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the PGM Hecate II. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
5,905 ft
1,799.8 m | 1,968.3 yds
Max.Eff.Range
2,788 ft/sec
850 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the PGM Hecate II Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) family line.
Hecate II - Base Series Designation
FR-12.7 - Alternate French Army Designation
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the PGM Hecate II. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): PGM Precision - France
National flag of Estonia National flag of France National flag of modern Germany National flag of Indonesia National flag of Latvia National flag of Poland National flag of Slovenia National flag of Switzerland

[ Estonia; France; Germany; Indonesia; Latvia; Poland; Slovenia; Switzerland ]
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Design Qualities
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ANTI-TANK/MATERIAL
Recognition
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