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M247T machine gun

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M247T Medium Machine Gun
Production overview


Misriah Armory


Machine gun


Ammunition type:

M118 Full Metal Jacket Armor-Piercing[1][2]


Fully automatic

Rate of fire:


Effective range:


Service history

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts


The M247T Medium Machine Gun, formally Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M247, is a variant of the M247 General Purpose Machine Gun produced by Misriah Armory and used by the United Nations Space Command. It is outfitted on the M808C Scorpion and M850 Grizzly main battle tanks as an onboard anti-infantry weapon.[2][3]


Design details[edit]

The M247T is one of the most common variants of the M247 machine gun.[4] The M247T is fitted with a retractable metal shield near the rear of its barrel to protect the user. The M808C Scorpion uses a pintle-mounted M247T with a dedicated operator's compartment near the front of the vehicle.[1][2] The M850 Grizzly uses a coaxially mounted M247T which aligns with the main cannons.[5] Some Grizzlies also feature a pintle-mounted M247T in front of the main turret hatch.[6]

The machine gun is effective at eliminating infantry and protecting battle tanks from personnel threats. The M247T Medium Machine Gun is chambered for the ubiquitous M118 7.62×51mm FMJ AP cartridge.[1][2]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 164
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint: Scorpion
  3. ^ Bungie.net: Global Heatmaps
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 331
  5. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 86
  6. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault