M-2HB .50 caliber Machine Gun
The historic Browning M-2Hb has served the US military for almost one century. The US Navy continues to use these fifty caliber beasts for short range defense on many ships.
A Gunner’s Mate fires a .50 caliber machine gun from off the hangar bay of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). While the ship’s air wing is its main weapon, the carrier has the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System to defend against close-in airborne threats and machine guns and other weapons for use against small, waterborne attackers.