Browning MG4 (7.62 mm)

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The 7.62 mm Browning MG4 is a South African production designation of the Browning M1919 machine gun.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

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Pros and cons


  • Jack-of-all-trade machine gun with a decent penetration and rate of fire
  • Long belt feed allows for an extended period of firing time.


  • Subpar rate of fire compared to other machine guns being used at the MG4's mounted vehicle ranks


South African Eland-90s with Browning MG4s in pintle-mounts on some vehicles.

The Browning MG4 was a production of the Browning M1919 machine gun in South Africa, by Lyttleton Engineering Works.[1] This production was owned by Denel SOC Ltd. as Lyttleton was merged into a division under Denel Land Systems.[2]

As of 2009, the Browning MG4 is still under production by Denel SOC Ltd.[3]


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See also

External links

  1. Rottman 2014, p.67
  2. Denel Land Systems "Company Profile"
  3. Denel 2009, p.39
  • Denel. "Annual Report 2009." Denel, 21 Jul. 2009, PDF link.
  • Denel Land Systems. "Company Profile." Denel, Website.
  • Rottman, Gordon L. Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns. Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2014.

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12.7 mm  M2HB · M80 · M85
7.62 mm  C6 · MG3A1
7.92 mm  MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42
7.62 mm  DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT
12.7 mm  DK · DShK · 6P50 · NSVT
14.5 mm  KPVT
7.62 mm  Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1
7.7 mm  Vickers
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  L21A1
6.5 mm  Type 91
7.62 mm  Type 74
7.7 mm  Type 97
12.7 mm  Type 60 (B)
7.62 mm  Type 86
12.7 mm  QJC88A
7.62 mm  Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40
8 mm  Breda Mod. 38
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31
7.5 mm  AAT-52 · MAC 31
7.62 mm  A-A-F1N
6.5 mm  ksp m/14-29
7.62 mm  ksp 39 C · ksp 58 · ksp 94
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