Browning (7.62 mm)

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


The 7.62 mm Browning is an aircraft machine gun used on a large variety of American aircraft. Based on the M1919A4 variant of the machine gun, the aircraft version saw modifications to the design to keep weight at a minimum, such as a thinner barrel and receiver walls. The official terminology of the aircraft version of the Browning was .30 AN/M2 (not to be confused with the .50 AN/M2) and its elongated designation was Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .30, M2, Aircraft.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
CW-21  CW-21
F2A  F2A-1 · Thach's F2A-1
F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
Hawk  Hawk III
P-26  P-26A-33 · P-26A-34 · P-26A-34 M2 · P-26B-35
P-36  P-36A · Rasmussen's P-36A · P-36C · P-36G
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 · P-39N-0
P-40  P-40C · H-81A-2
P-66  P-66
P-400  P-400
Twin-engine fighters  XF5F · YP-38
Strike aircraft  V-11 · V-12D (Defensive)
A-29  A-29
B-10  B-10B (Defensive)
B-17  B-17E (Defensive) · ▅B-17E (Defensive) · B-17E/L (Defensive)
B-18  B-18A (Defensive)
B-34  B-34
Martin 139  Martin 139WC (Defensive)
OS2U  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3
PBY-5  PBY-5 Catalina (Defensive) · PBY-5A Catalina (Defensive) · ▂PBY-5A Catalina (Defensive) · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa (Defensive)
SB2C  SB2C-1C (Defensive) · SB2C-4 (Defensive) · ▄SB2C-5 (Defensive)
SBD-3  SBD-3 (Defensive)
SOC-1  SOC-1
TBD-1  TBD-1 (Defensive)
TBF-1  TBF-1C (Defensive) · ▄Avenger Mk II (Defensive)
Attack helicopters  H-34 (Suspended) · ▄H-34 (Suspended)

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

Available ammunition

  • Default: T · Ball · Ball · Ball · AP · I
  • Universal: T · AP · I
  • Tracers: AP · T · T · T · T
  • Stealth: AP · AP · AP · I · I
  • Default (turret): T · Ball · Ball · AP · I
  • Armoured targets (turret): T · AP · AP · AP · I

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.

Pros and cons


  • Fast rate of fire
  • High ammo count
  • Able to destroy many of the early tier planes which are faced


  • Unable to penetrate tanks
  • Little power compared to M2 Browning (12.7 mm) and other high calibre machine guns
  • Ball ammo in the default belt is rather ineffective


Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />.


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.

Aircraft machine guns
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  M2 Browning · M3 Browning
7.62 mm  MG3
7.92 mm  MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81
12.7 mm  FN M3P
13 mm  MG 131
7.62 mm  DA · GShG-7.62 · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  A-12.7 · Berezin UB · YaK-B
7.62 mm  L8A1
7.7 mm  Browning · Vickers E · Vickers K
7.7 mm  Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 'special' · Type 92 · Type 97 navy
7.92 mm  Type 1 · Type 98
12.7 mm  Ho-103 · Ho-104
13 mm  Type 2
13.2 mm  Type 3
12.7 mm  QJK99-12.7-1
7.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · Lewis
7.92 mm  FN Browning
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · FN M3M · Scotti
7.5 mm  Darne 1933 · Fabrique Nationale Mle 38 · FN Browning · MAC 1934 · MAC 1934T · Mle 33 · Mle 1923
7.62 mm  PKA
7.7 mm  FN-Browning M.36 No.3
8 mm  Ksp m/22 · Ksp m/22 Fh · Ksp m/22 Fv · Ksp m/22-37 R
12.7 mm  Akan m/39A · Akan m/40 · Akan m/45 · LKk/42
13.2 mm  Akan m/39 · Akan m/39A