AN-M2 (12.7 mm)

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The AN-M2 (12.7 mm) on the Higgins 81 ft PT-6.

The AN-M2 is a version of the M2 Browning machine gun mounted on naval vessels as a primary or anti-aircraft weapon.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Motor torpedo boats 
Elco 77 ft  PT-20
Elco 80 ft  PT-109 · PT-103 · PT-174 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565
Higgins 58 ft  PT-3
Higgins 78 ft  PT-71 · PT-200 · PT-658
Higgins 81 ft  PT-6
Motor gun boats  PTF-7 · PT-59 · USS Tucumcari
Motor torpedo gun boats  Bussard · USS Asheville
Armoured gun boats  BMO
Destroyers  HMS Churchill · HMS Montgomery · USS Porter · Soobrazitelny · USS Somers
Light cruisers  USS Brooklyn
Heavy cruisers  USS Northampton · USS Pensacola

General info

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Available ammunition

When a belt choice is available, the AN-M2 has 3 belt choices: Universal, .50 AP belt, and .50 APIT belt

  • Universal: API-T · AP · I · AP
  • .50 AP belt: API-T · AP · AP · AP
  • .50 APIT belt: API-T · API-T · API-T · I
Penetration statistics
Shell Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M20 API-T 60 57 50 43 38 34
M2 AP 29 28 25 20 17 14
M1 I 2 2 2 2 2 2
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
M20 API-T 0.04 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
M2 AP 0.05 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
M1 I 0.04 0.02 0.3 1.2 47° 56° 65°

Comparison with analogues

  • DShK (12.7 mm) - The DShK has a higher rate of fire than the AN-M2, but its small belt of 50 rounds means that it will have to reload often
  • Vickers Mk.V (12.7 mm) - Very similar to the AN-M2, has slightly lower muzzle velocity but a shorter reload. Has an unusually powerful Incendiary bullet with 1.8 g of explosive
  • Type 93 (13.2 mm) - Generally inferior to the AN-M2, has tiny 30 round magazine and lower muzzle velocity, but a slightly more powerful HEI shell
  • Breda Model 31 (13.2 mm) - Similar to the Type 93, but with higher rate of fire, has no Incendiary shell and a lower muzzle velocity

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • APIT belt is reliable at setting vehicles on fire
  • Large belt capacity of 200 rounds per gun allows for long continuous fire
  • Good rate of fire


  • Does little damage against large ships
  • Long reload of 12 seconds


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Naval machine guns
12.7 mm  AN-M2
7.62 mm  MG-3
7.92 mm  GM08 pattern 1908 · MG15 · MG34
13.2 mm  Hotchkiss
15 mm  MG M38(t)
7.62 mm  Maxim
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPVT
7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
7.92 mm  FN MAG
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
6.5 mm  Maxim · Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93
6.5 mm  Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31