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071-022-0003 (SL1) - Load a Caliber .50 M2 Machine Gun

Standards: Loaded the linked ammunition in the feed tray groove so, when the cover was closed, a round remained in the tray groove and the ammunition fed correctly.

Conditions: Given a cleared caliber.50 machine gun, mounted on a
tripod or cupola, and linked caliber.50
ammunition.

Standards:
Loaded the linked ammunition in the feed
tray groove so, when the cover was closed, a
round remained in the tray groove and the
ammunition fed correctly.

Performance Steps

1.   Check to ensure weapon is clear.

2.   Load ammunition.

a.
Ensure the bolt is forward
and the cover is closed.

b.
Insert the double-loop end
of the belt in the feed tray until the
belt-holding pawl engages the first
round.

c.
With the palm of your hand
facing up, pull the retracting slide
handle to the rear and release it. 
(If the bolt latch release is
up, return the retracting slide handle
to the forward position then release
the bolt.)

d.
With the palm of your hand
facing up, pull the retracting slide
handle to the rear a second time and
release it. When the bolt goes forward
the second time, the gun is loaded.

e.
To set the gun in automatic
mode, lock the bolt-latch release
down.

f. 
To set gun in single-shot
mode, keep the bolt-latch release
unlocked and in the up position.
Release it manually for each round.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Provide the soldier with equipment and materials listed in
the conditions. Evaluate this task in a
classroom or training area using dummy
linked caliber.50 ammunition.

Brief
Soldier: Tell the soldier to load the
weapon using the belt of ammunition.

Performance
Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Ensured the bolt was forward and the cover was
closed.

2.   Inserted the double-loop end of the belt into the
feed way until the belt-holding pawl
held the first round.

3.   Pulled the retracting slide handle to the rear and
released it. 
If the bolt latch release was
up, returned the retracting slide
handle to the forward position, then
released the bolt.

4.   Pulled the retracting slide handle to the rear a
second time and released it. 
When the bolt went forward the
second time, the gun was loaded.

Evaluation
Guidance:
 
Score the soldier GO if all
performance measures are passed. Score the
soldier NO GO if any performance measure is
failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show
him what was done wrong and how to do it
correctly.

References


 

Required


Related


 

 

FM
23-65

 

 

TM
9-1005-213-10

 


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