FN HERSTAL's range of crew-utilised aircraft weapons includes a 7.62mm and a .50Cal machine gun. These aircraft weapons can be installed either externally, on floors, or in windows. FN HERSTAL also supplies the interfaces (such as pintles), design, installation and integration of these in helicopters and aircraft.
The accuracy and high firing-rate (1,100rpm) of the MM3 .50 Cal machine-gun, when combined with the exceptional advantages of the MPH-mount which is developed for airborne application (such as outstanding balance, light weight, recoil attenuation, wide-angle of operation), offers the servant the key to mission success.
MP3 MACHINE-GUNS AND HMP-400 PODS - IDEAL FOR SHORT COMBAT RANGES
The high rate of fire (1,100rpm per pod) of the MP3 machine-gun makes HMP-400 pods the ideal armament for short combat ranges where target acquisition time is reduced.
TMP-5 HEAVY MACHINE-GUN POD
Also available is the TMP-5, a pod featuring twin 7.62 NATO machine-guns which provide accurate, suppressive, and defensive fire against troops and fast-moving convoys up to 1,000m away.
7.62 AND .50 CAL MACHINE GUN AMMUNITION
FN HERSTAL has developed a complete range of 7.62 and .50 Cal machine gun ammunition rounds. These can be mixed on-belt to meet the specific needs of the type of mission involved.
ARMOUR-PIERCING EXPLOSIVE INCENDIARY (APEI) AMMUNITION
The most effective use of the M3M and M3P machine-guns' high rate of fire is achieved when coupled to the devastating effects of Armour-Piercing Explosive Incendiary (APEI) ammunition.
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