M2HB

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M2HB77
Information
Full name Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB[1]
Country of Origin United States[1]
Manufacturer various
Artist 15k
Voice actor Izumi Iwamatsu[2]


M2HB is an obtainable Tactical Doll in the game.

Weapon Background

The M2 Machine Gun (Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, Ma Deuce) is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It was nicknamed Ma Deuce by US troops or simply called "fifty-cal" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible.

The Browning .50 machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present day. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as during operations in Iraq in the 1990s and 2000s. It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries. It is still in use today. It was very similar in design to the smaller M1919 Browning machine gun .30-06 Springfield.[1]

Character Info

Design

Personality

In-Game

Game Data

Stats
Chibi image
Health
 Health
108(x1)215(x1) / 1075(x5)
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
40(x1) / 140(x5) 30(x1) / 90(x5)
  Acquisition
NORMALHEAVYDROP
6:10:00
Damage
 Damage
42 102
Evasion
 Evasion
3 16
Accuracy
 Accuracy
3 18
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
72 100
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
4
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
5%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
10
Clip Size
 Clip Size
10
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon Status Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png
Affects shotguns
Increases damage by 22%



Quotes

Dialogue Chinese Japanese English
Acquisition 啊,是指挥官嘛!我已经等不及让敌人吃子弹了! ねえ~、指揮官、早く敵に銃弾の雨を浴びせたいわ、もう待ちきれない。Play
Introduction 早在人类的第一次世界级大战争中,我军从敌军的反坦克武器中获得的灵感,并在此基础上逐步改进,最终促成了我,M2HB的诞生。别看我这个样子,也是服役了大半个世纪的老兵呢,哎呀……偶尔享享清福也是应该的嘛。
Secretary 哈~好累啊……能帮我敲敲肩吗? ああ…疲れた。ねえ、肩揉んでくれない?Play
你在看哪里啊? ちょっと、どこを見てるの?Play
啊……真是麻烦啊…… あーあー、面倒臭いー。Play
Secretary (post OATH)
今天也不想动弹啊……不过现在我已经是大家的目标了,总得做个表率吧,哈哈……
OATH
指挥官,我们这是要去哪儿?啊?是这样吗?!哈哈,这样一来,我就天天都有专车坐了吧?谢啦,指挥官!
指揮官、どこへ行くの?え?!そ、そんなことを?えへへ、それじゃあたし、毎日車に乗れるのね、そうだよね、指揮官?
Play
Greeting Play
T-Doll Produced Play
Joining an echelon Play
Enhancement Play
Dummy-linking Play
Logistics (start) Play
Logistics (end) Play
Autobattle Play

Dialogue Chinese Japanese English
Starting a combat mission Play
Starting a battle Play
Skill activation Play
Play
Play
Heavily damaged Play
Retreat Play
MVP Play
Restoration Play

Dialogue Chinese Japanese English
Halloween 真是麻烦啊……快点把糖果拿出来嘛! 本当に面倒ね、お菓子くらいさっさと出しなさい!Play
Christmas Play
New Year's Day

Play

Valentine's day

Play


Trivia

  • Famous sniper in Vietnam War history, Carlos Norman Hatchcock using an attached 10x Unertl Scope on M2HB instead of his Winchester M70. He scored a longest confirmed kill of 2.500 yards, making him debuted as one of several sniper that using large-caliber machine gun for sniping role. Later, a .50 BMG considered useful and became a standard for Anti-Material Sniper and large-caliber Carbine role such as Barrett M82A1.[3]
    • Just before Hatchcock scored his first kill using scoped M2HB, it was adopted by US Army in Chinese Line during Korean War where he attached a same scope which Hatchcock used it later.[4]
  • Soviet equivalent of M2HB was DShK, chambered with 12x108mm cartridge which used by Soviet for Anti-Air purpose and infantry support in WWII and Cold War. While the DShK was replaced by NSV and Kord 6P50, DShK still used by several separatists and rebel in nowadays conflict. These days, both M2HB and DShK was popularly equipped on technical truck and several Main Battle Tanks.
  • M85 HMG was planned to replace M2HB for MBT and several APVs, however due the complexity of the M85 mechanism and unable to fit in M1 Abrams tank, thus making M85 rendered unreliable and scrapped from U.S Armament List.[5]
  • M3 Browning, an improvement of M2HB announced during WWII. Its features electronical feeding belt mechanism, modified barrel extension, and lightened the bolt that increases its Rate of Fire up to 1200 RPM. The iron sight on M3 Browning doesn't included, because it mainly used for aircraft and gun sight required for aiming. Generally, M3 parts are cheaper over M2 and comes in better condition.
  • Just before WWII broke out, U.S Cavalry conducted an experiment of portable M2 where the the original spade grip has been replaced with semi-auto pistol grip, added shoulder pad, bipod, and equipped with M1 Telescopic Sight. However, due the heavier weight over the original M2HB has from the modification, the experiment of portable M2 was abandoned only before U.S involved on WWII. It so called 'M2 Anti-Mechanization'.[6]
    • Considering the mechanism of experimental M2 was semi-auto, it should be presumed if it would serve as sniper role although its performance is questionable because of its weight.
  • During WWII, M3 Half-Track was converted into Mobile Anti-Aircraft emplacement by putting an M45 Quadmount(4 M2HB that can operated by single person, known as M16A2 MGMC), popularly dubbed as 'Krautmower' or 'Meat Chopper'. Maxson Corporation decided to develop 4 gun in single turret because the fire rate of M2HB itself(450-550 RPM) considered too slow for knock down German Dive Bomber, and the development was proved extremely effective during the war. M45 Quadmount became less effective against high-speed fighter and jet-powered bomber in 50's, however they still useful to suppress enemy infantry in combat, especially until Vietnam War. Each of them held 200 rounds in M2 "Tombstone" Ammo box.[7]
  • M2HB has a highest base damage among all MGs.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia page of M2HB
  2. M2HB on Moegirl
  3. Carlos Hatchcock bio on Wikipedia
  4. Scoped M2HB in Korean War
  5. Derivative Version of M2HB in Wikipedia
  6. M2 Anti-Mechanization Weapon on Forgotten Firearms
  7. M45 .50 cal Maxson Quadmount on guns.com


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