The Bren Light Machine Gun is a British light machine gun used during World War II. It was the Long-Range weapon of the Gurkhas.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Weight: 22.83 lbs (10.35 kg)
Length: 42.9 in (116 cm)
Barrel Length: 25 in (63.5 cm)
Cartridge: .303 British
Action: Gas-operated, tilting bolt
Rate of Fire: 500-520 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 2440 ft/s (744 m/s)
Effective Range: 600 yd (550 m)
Maximum Range: 1850 yd
Feed System: 30-round detachable box magazine
Uses[edit | edit source]
The Bren was first introduced in the late 30's, and served as the primary light machine gun for British and Commonwealth forces during World War II. Later versions remained in service until 1971, although some Bren's were used as late as Operation Desert Storm.