Browning (7.7 mm)

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The Browning (7.7 mm) is a Browning M1919 machine gun adapted to fire the British .303 round (7.7 mm) and is seen predominantly on British aircraft.

Note: The one American plane armed with the Browning .303, the SB2U2, has a unique gun with lower accuracy than the ones found on British planes.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Boomerang  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
Gladiator  ␗Gladiator Mk I · Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Sea Gladiator Mk I · Gladiator Mk IIS · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII
Spitfire Mk I-V  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Spitfire Mk IX  Spitfire F Mk IX · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia
Twin-engine fighters  Beaufighter Mk X · Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII · Mosquito FB.Mk.26
Beaufort  Beaufort Mk VIII (Defensive)
Blenheim  Blenheim Mk IV
Boston  ▄Boston Mk I
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa (Defensive)
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I · ▂Hampden TB Mk I
Havoc  ▄Havoc Mk I
Hudson  ▄Hudson Mk V
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I (Defensive) · Lancaster B Mk III (Defensive)
SB2U  SB2U-2
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I (Defensive) · Stirling B Mk III (Defensive)
Sunderland  Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
V-156  V-156-B1
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic (Defensive) · ▀Wellington Mk Ic (Defensive) · Wellington Mk Ic/L (Defensive) · Wellington Mk III (Defensive) · Wellington Mk X (Defensive)

General info

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Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • High rate of fire
  • Tracer belts are composed entirely of incendiary bullets which are effective at setting fires
  • Has higher velocity, accuracy and is less prone to jamming than other LMGs such as the MG 15 and ShKAS
  • On planes with Hispano cannons and Browning machine guns, the .303 tracers can be used to aim the 20 mm shells


  • Pitiful damage against aircraft structures such as spars and skin (same as other LMGs)
  • High damage dropoff (same as other LMGs)
  • Poor stock belts with relatively high ball round content


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See also

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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
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