Machine Gun Pods for .50 cal FN® M3P by FN Herstal

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FN Herstal SA
Voie de Liege 33
B-4040 Herstal

FN Herstal integrates its well-known .50 cal FN® M3P machine gun in a range of fixed-forward firing pods. Fitted with standard lugs, the pods can be carried by helicopters and subsonic aircraft equipped with 14’’ NATO standard suspension masts.


Depending on configuration, they come with 250 rounds (FN® HMP250) or 400 rounds (FN® HMP400) ammunition boxes, with links collector or links and cases collector, with or without 70mm (2.75’’) rocket launcher tubes (FN® RMP), reconfigurable thanks to existing conversion kits. Each version is available with a MIL-STD-1760 compliant digital architecture that allows easy integration in modern platforms. They can be operated from FN or non-FN Armament Management Systems (AMS).        




.50 cal FN® M3P machine gun especially designed by FN Herstal for airborne operations

High rate of fire (1,100 RPM per pod) - short time on target

Maximum accuracy


High firepower combining .50 cal and rockets

Low drag coefficient

Soft mount to reduce impact on carrier

Spent links (and cases) collector

Anti cook-off device

Only officially qualified fixed-forward firing solution for the FN® M3M




Caliber                       .50 cal (12.7x99mm NATO): Ball, Tracer, API, APEI + 70mm (2.75") rockets

Firing                         Full automatic 1,025 ± 75 RPM

Weight                       From 114 kg to 175 kg fully loaded (depending on model)

Length                       1,940mm

Ammo box                 250 or 400 rounds .50 cal + 3 rockets (FN® RMP)      

Defense Products & Services: Machine Gun Pods for .50 cal FN® M3P by FN Herstal
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Machine gun pods, aircraft | Machine gun pods, helicopter
Country: Belgium
Description: Machine Gun Pods for .50 cal FN® M3P
Source of Information: FN Herstal SA