PGM Hécate II
The PGM Hecate II
|Place of origin||France|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||Afghanistan, Northern Mali|
|Weight||13.8 kg (30.42 lb) with no sight|
|Length||1,380 mm (54.3 in)
1,140 mm (44.9 in) with stock removed
|Barrel length||700 mm (27.6 in)|
|Cartridge||.50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO)|
|Muzzle velocity||825 m/s (2,707 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||1,800 m|
|Maximum firing range||Over 2,000 m|
|Feed system||7-round detachable box magazine|
Its design is the same metallic-skeleton as used in other similar rifles in the PGM family, only scaled up. It is equipped with both an adjustable front bipod and a rear monopod for maximum accuracy. The barrel is deeply fluted in order to disperse heat and reduce weight, and is fitted with a high-efficiency muzzle brake which reduces the felt recoil to about the level expected of a 7.62×51mm NATO–chambered rifle. The stock is also adjustable.
It is used as an anti-materiel rifle for demolition shooting at long ranges, harassing fire, counter-sniping, and the destruction of unexploded ordnance from a safe distance, with High Explosive Incendiary/Armour Piercing Ammunition (HEIAP).
The standard-issue sight used with the Hécate II is the SCROME LTE J10 F1 10× telescope.
In Pop Culture
- The design of the Anti-Materiel Rifle in the video game Fallout: New Vegas is at the very least influenced by the Hécate II.
- In the second season of the anime "Sword Art Online" Sinon, one of the main characters owns a Hécate II.
- Israel:Used by IDF special forces
- Lithuania
- Poland
- Switzerland
The distinctive muzzle brake on the PGM Hecate II.
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- Hecate II data sheet
- User Manual PGM Hecate II
- Modern Firearms
- PGM Hecate II 12,7x99 picture gallery
- SCROME (French)