Rheinmetall RMG.50

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
RMG.50
Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin Germany
Production history
Designed 2008-09
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Specifications
Weight 25.0 kg

Cartridge 12.7x99 mm NATO
Caliber .50BMG
Barrels 1
Action gearbox-driven crank, externally powered[1]
Rate of fire 600 rounds per minute
Effective firing range 1800 m
Feed system dual linkless feed

The RMG.50 is a heavy machine gun of German origin under development by Rheinmetall. The RMG.50 machine gun is under development by the company under contract to the Bundeswehr as a replacement for the Browning M2HB recoil-operated heavy machine gun of the same calibre. According to a company representative, work on the RMG.50 started in 2008 and the first firings took place at the end of 2009. A second prototype has since been completed and is planned to have started trials in August 2010. A third prototype will be delivered in 2011 for internal qualification and pre-series weapons are due to be delivered to the German Ministry of Defence test authority in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rheinmetall RMG 50 machine gun (Germany)". Modern Firearms. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 

External links[edit]