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Old 09-02-2013, 03:41 AM   #11
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Not trying to steal your thunder but. I have carried two M2 at the same time with barrels.
One M2 with an ammo can was more than enough for me to carry. I'm only 5'10" and 175.

We had guys who could carry two M2's, but I'm not one of those guys.

Carrying two M2's up a ladder would be like carrying a small guy up a ladder.

Carrying a "casualty" in firefighting gear, your "buddy" usually, up a ladder was damn hard. Thankfully, we weren't subjected to that very often. Buddy is only half a word.


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you must be a man-beast!!!!
No I was never that big but almost.
I was just a strong old country boy that went to the gym after PT to work out some more.


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Not trying to steal your thunder but. I have carried two M2 at the same time with barrels.
Out of curiosity, why would you carry a M2 receiver without the barrel or separate the barrel from the receiver if you weren't cleaning it or exchanging the barrel?
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Out of curiosity, why would you carry a M2 receiver without the barrel or separate the barrel from the receiver if you weren't cleaning it or exchanging the barrel?
the barrels weigh around 24 pounds the reciever sans barrel come in about 60 pounds and the tripod with TE around another 60 pounds or so

three soldiers can carry it short distances with it on the tripod if needed. but its broken down when carried on foot.

no one carries a m2 any real distance fully assembled...

takes two for the reciever two for the tripod one for barrel and some ammo and another for the remainder of the ammo.

even so its not an easy task by any stretch. its why we dont really use it anymore in a non-vehicle role
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Out of curiosity, why would you carry a M2 receiver without the barrel or separate the barrel from the receiver if you weren't cleaning it or exchanging the barrel?
Some of the guys would carry them separate from the arms room to the trucks and make several trips. Me I would screw in the barrel and make one trip.
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the barrels weigh around 24 pounds the reciever sans barrel come in about 60 pounds and the tripod with TE around another 60 pounds or so

three soldiers can carry it short distances with it on the tripod if needed. but its broken down when carried on foot.

no one carries a m2 any real distance fully assembled...

takes two for the reciever two for the tripod one for barrel and some ammo and another for the remainder of the ammo.

even so its not an easy task by any stretch. its why we dont really use it anymore in a non-vehicle role
I was in the Navy, so this may be a dumb question, but did anyone ever think about putting it on a hand cart for use in the field? A wheelbarrow sure beats hand carrying sacks of concrete. It may not work over really steep hills or mountains, but there's gotta be a simple solution to that problem.

The only reason we carried M2's and ammo cans by hand was obstacles like watertight doors and hatches.

The Navy uses hand carts to carry bombs. I realize the deck, even with non-skid, is a lot smoother than general terrain but would it be possible to put a M2 and its ammunition on one or two hand carts?

If it wasn't something you had to carry on your back, would the infantry ever want .50's with them or would they serve no purpose in the field?
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I was in the Navy, so this may be a dumb question, but did anyone ever think about putting it on a hand cart for use in the field? A wheelbarrow sure beats hand carrying sacks of concrete. It may not work over really steep hills or mountains, but there's gotta be a simple solution to that problem.

The only reason we carried M2's and ammo cans by hand was obstacles like watertight doors and hatches.

The Navy uses hand carts to carry bombs. I realize the deck, even with non-skid, is a lot smoother than general terrain but would it be possible to put a M2 and its ammunition on one or two hand carts?

If it wasn't something you had to carry on your back, would the infantry ever want .50's with them or would they serve no purpose in the field?
in ww2 when your facing lots of germans and japanese you wanted something big and effective. wheel barrows and carts dont work in the mud which is what most battlefields consist of. even so the m2 was mainly used in a vehicle role

the russians were fond of carts on guns they gave up on that idea by the time hitler was knocking on the gates of moscow.
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I was in the Navy, so this may be a dumb question, but did anyone ever think about putting it on a hand cart for use in the field? A wheelbarrow sure beats hand carrying sacks of concrete. It may not work over really steep hills or mountains, but there's gotta be a simple solution to that problem.

The only reason we carried M2's and ammo cans by hand was obstacles like watertight doors and hatches.

The Navy uses hand carts to carry bombs. I realize the deck, even with non-skid, is a lot smoother than general terrain but would it be possible to put a M2 and its ammunition on one or two hand carts?

If it wasn't something you had to carry on your back, would the infantry ever want .50's with them or would they serve no purpose in the field?
So that's what's wrong with you. You where in the Navy. I just giving you a hard time .

But to answer you question no we never had hand carts or wheelbarrows. You are trained from the min you step off that bus, you will be humping a lot of weight. If it needs to be moved.
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In my unit we had jeeps and a deuce and a half. The deuce had the only M-2 and all jeeps had a mounted M-60.. Then we got the hummv's and each of those either had a M-2 or the MK-19grenade launcher. and the 249 SAW replaced a bunch of the M-60's

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I love the m2 when properly set up and lube its one of the most effective weapons on the battlefield especially if your using it to keep the ******* on the other side occupied lol. Our unit had 6 m2 and 4 mk19 and they were the game changers when we were hit by a large element



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