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The Army’s new M205 Lightweight Tripod for Heavy Machine Guns will be replacing the currently used M3 Tripod for the M2, M2A1, and MARK 19 machine guns. The new tripod provides a strong, stable firing platform at significantly reduced weight. At 34-pounds, the M205 weighs 16 pounds less than the 50-pound M3 Tripod, which represents significant progress in lightening the Soldier’s load. The tripod also has a new Traverse & Elevation (T&E) mechanism that allows faster, more accurate target engagements.

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