Aviation Models
Browning M1919
Machine Gun
Home Page Aircraft Engines Airmen Videos
Articles Theory Page Early Years Photo Gallery Aviation Links

    The Browning M1919 is a .30 caliber (7.62 mm) medium machine gun that was widely used during the 20th century. It was used as a light infantry, coaxial, mounted, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun by the USA and many other countries, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Although it began to be superseded by newer designs in the later half of the century (such as by the M60 machine gun), it remained in use in many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries and elsewhere for much longer. It is very similar in design to the larger .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine gun, which is also a Browning-designed weapon and is still in NATO service.

Other Armaments:
M1919 30 Cal.MG
Browning .303 Cal. MG
Browning M2 50 Cal. MG
Foster Mount
Lewis MG
Vickers MG
Mg 151/20 Cannon
M4 37 mm Cannon
Mk 108 Cannon

   Many M1919s were rechambered for the new 7.62 51 mm NATO round and served into the 1990s, as well as up to the present day in some countries. The United States Navy also converted many to 7.62 mm NATO, and designated them Mk 21 Mod 0; they were commonly used on river craft in the 1960s and 1970s in Vietnam.
© The Aviation History Online Museum. All rights reserved.
Created May 18, 2011. Updated March 23, 2013.