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Heavy Machine Gun Tripod (Lightweight) System (HMGT (LW))

Weight: Tripod: 18.21 lbs. (approx.)
Traverse & Elevation (T&E): 3 lbs. (approx.)
Composition: Principally Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Finish: Enamel over hard coat anodized
T&E Range (mils): Controlled Traverse 875 (425L/450R)
Elevation 570
Free-Gun Traverse 6,400
Elevation 570
Depression 200
Unit Replacement Cost: Information not available.

Features: The HMGT (LW) is a lightweight, man-packable, weapon mount and control that provides an accurate and repeatable means to aim and shift the fire of the M2 Heavy Machine Gun and MK19 Grenade Machine Guns. The HMGT (LW) consists of a tripod and a T&E control mechanism.

Background: The HMGT (LW) will be used with the M2 and MK 19 in all ground mount applications. It is a direct replacement for the M3 Tripod System. The HMGT (LW) will enhance the ability of the Marine Corps heavy machine gun section by providing it a lightweight means to accurately engage targets with the M2 and MK19.

Date last modified: 12/14/95

Last Modified on June 17, 1999