M202 XP machine gun

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M202 XP Machine Gun
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Production overview


Machine gun


Ammunition type:

Stun/live rounds

Rate of fire:


Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts


The M202 XP machine gun is a type of machine gun utilized by the UNSC. It is used in automated stationary gun turrets.[1] Common in the early years of the Human-Covenant War, the weapon had become obsolete in the field by 2541; however, it still found use in training exercises, such as those of the Spartan-IIIs. They fire stun rounds for training and can fire live rounds if needed.[2]


Design details[edit]

The automated stationary gun used in the training of Spartan-IIIs has a minimum angle of fire; a person can stay out of the cone of fire to avoid getting shot.[2] Their tracking speed is limited, as the Spartan-IIIs were able to stay well ahead of its line of fire. They are secured to a platform by securing bolts. On the platform, the gun is hooked up by wires to: a radar array that uses radar to target, a power supply that powers the turret, and an automated fire control. They can also be disassembled and be used manually, like a normal gun. For example, this was done in the Spartan-IIIs' training to combat the trainers with more than their bare hands.

The UNSC also had M202s mounted in automated base defense turrets during the early stages of the Human-Covenant War. The platforms had three M202XP MGs mounted, and they were more sophisticated than those used in the training of Spartan-IIIs, allowing for a larger field of fire.[3]

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