The M1919 Browning was an American general purpose machine gun designed in 1919 by John Browning, as an air-cooled development of the earlier M1917 Browning. It was a belt fed machine gun, usually used mounted on a bipod or tripod. During World War II, it fired .30 caliber rounds, and had a rate of fire of around 500 rounds per minute, with an effective range of over a kilometer. It was used mostly by American forces, but also to many other Allied nations. The M1919 Browning is a .30 caliber medium machine gun that was used during the 20th century. It was used as a light infantry, mounted, aircraft, and anti-aircraft machine gun by the U.S. and many other countries, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Although it was replaced by newer designs, it remained in many NATO countries for much longer.
- Caliber: .30-06 M2
- Type: Fully-Automatic
- Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
- Origin: United States
- Capacity: 20, 40 and 100-round belts