Quiz: Pew Pew Pew: Famous Machine Guns Quiz
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Pew Pew Pew: Famous Machine Guns Quiz
By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz

Few weapons can conjure scenes of terror and carnage quite like machine guns. These rapid-fire guns spew lead at high speed, mowing down soldiers and civilians alike. How much do you know about the best-known machine guns?

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The Kalashnikov machine gun is better known as what?
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About how many AK-47s have been distributed around the world?
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The M16 rifle found its first widespread use during which war?
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Currently, the M16 rifle is used only by the U.S. and British militaries.
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Which country is responsible for the development of the AK-47, one of the world's most common machine guns?
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The M1919 Browning machine gun was water-cooled.
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When did Browning introduce a water-cooled version of the M1919 Browning?
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The M1919 used belts of ammo for rapid firing. What were the first belts made from?
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The AK-47 made its first battlefield appearance during World War II.
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Since the 1960s, the M16 rifle has become one of the world's most popular guns, How many have been built?
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AK-47s have a full-automatic mode. How many cartridges can the gun's magazine typically hold?
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The Thompson submachine gun is better known as what?
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What caliber of bullets did the first Tommy guns fire?
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Modern M16 rifles are known for their great accuracy.
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Tommy guns were also known as what?
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The GAU-19 is a three-barrel .50 caliber machine gun. What is its maximum rate of fire?
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The M16A2 rifle was equipped with a burst setting. How many shots were there in the burst?
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Tommy guns had an effective range of about how far?
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AK-47s are so cheap it makes more sense to manufacture a new one than to fix a broken one.
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The M16 was NOT considered a replacement for which older weapon?
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Mikhail Kalashnikov developed the AK-47, which has been used to kill millions of people since its introduction in the 1940s. How did the creator ultimately feel about his namesake weapon?
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How did World War II troops feel about the Thompson machine gun?
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What's special about the M197 cannon?
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In what decade did the M197 electric cannon go into use?
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Which company produced the M2 machine gun?
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What size cartridge does the Browning M2 use?
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In spite of their huge numbers around the world, the quality of AK-47s is remarkably consistent.
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Which machine gun has been in service longer than any other?
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What's a common nickname for the M2?
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The M60 is a huge .50 caliber machine gun. It has earned which nickname?
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