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Overview

The 7.92mm BESA is a tank machine gun developed by Britain. It is largely used in British land vehicles from the late 1930s through to the early 1960s. The Mk. III Besa is the most commonly found.

Variants

Besa Mk. I
Original production model from 1939 to early 1940.
Besa Mk. II
Second, improved model entering service in June 1940, ending production in 1943. This model was the first to include the fire-rate switch.
Besa Mk. II*
Transitional model, using new simplified parts while being backwards compatible with Mk. II parts. Introduced in 1943.
Besa Mk. III
Simplified model without fire rate selector, locked on the high fire rate mode of 750 to 850 rounds per minute. Introduced in 1943, and was produced till 1951.
Besa Mk. III*
Simplified model without fire rate selector, locked on the low fire rate mode of 450 to 550 rounds per minute. Introduced in 1943, and was produced till 1952.
Besa Mk. III**
Post-war model with production starting in 1952 through 1966. It featured a new bracket and body cover.
Besa Mk. III***
Post-war model with production starting in 1954 through 1966. A replacement for the Mk. III**, featuring a new barrel ans sleeve, with larger gas vents on the cylinder.
15mm BESA
The 15mm BESA is a variant of the BESA that is chambered in 15x104mm Brno.
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Firearms & Equipment
Interwar & World War II
Infantry Weapons
Melee Weapons Bayonet [[]]
Survival Weapon [[]]
Sidearms Pistol Browning Hi-PowerM1911A1Welrod (Mk IMk II)
Revolver Colt New ServiceColt Official PoliceEnfield No. 2 (Mk. IMk. I*Mk. I**)S&W Model 10
Close Quarters Submachine Gun DineleyLanchester (Mk. IMk. I*Mod. 1Mod. 2)M1 (A1)M1921M1928 (A1)PatchettSten (Mk. IMk. I*Mk. IIMk. IISMk. IIIMk. IVaMk. IVbMk. VMk. VI)
Shotgun [[]]
Primary Weapons Assault Rifle [[]]
Bolt-Action Rifle De Lisle Carbine
Automatic Support Weapons Light Machine Gun BesalBren GunVickers-Berthier Light Machine Gun
General Purpose Machine Gun Browning M1919Vickers Medium Machine Gun
Heavy Machine Gun Browning M2Vickers Heavy Machine Gun
Long Range Anti-Materiel Rifle [[]]
Bolt-Action Rifle [[]]
Designated Marksman Rifle [[]]
Launchers Grenade Launcher (Attachment) [[]]
Grenade Launcher (Standalone) [[]]
Disposable Rocket Launcher [[]]
Rocket Launcher [[]]
MANPADS [[]]
Non-Lethal Weapons Pistol [[]]
Underwater Weapons Sidearm [[]]
Rifle [[]]
Explosives Anti-Personnel Mines [[]]
Anti-Tank Mines [[]]
Offensive Grenades [[]]
Smoke Grenades [[]]
Infantry Equipment
Clothing Backpacks [[]]
Body Armour [[]]
Bomb Suit [[]]
Elbow and knee pads [[]]
Signals & IFF [[]]
Suits [[]]
Vests & Webbing [[]]
Headwear Communication [[]]
Gas Masks & Rebreathers [[]]
Goggles [[]]
Helmets [[]]
Vehicle Headwear [[]]
Optics, Detection and Surveillance Man-Portable Radar [[]]
Mine Detectors [[]]
Night Vision Goggles [[]]
Periscopes [[]]
Rangefinders [[]]
Surveillance [[]]
Artillery
Anti-Aircraft Guns 20mm Oerlikon20mm Polsten37mm ROQF 1-pdr37mm ROQF 1.5-pdr40mm ROQF Naval40mm BoforsROQF 76.2mmROQF 94mm113mm ROQFROQF 133mm
Anti-Tank Guns 40mm ROQF 2-pdr57mm ROQF 6-pdr76.2mm ROQF 17-pdr
Field Guns 75mm M191784mm ROQF 18-pdr88mm ROQF 25-pdr
Mountain Guns 75mm M194mm ROQF
Howitzers 114mm ROQF114mm ROBL127mm ROBL 60-pdr140mm ROBL152.4mm ROBL L/13.3152.4mm ROBL L/35182.9mm ROBL203.2mm ROBL233.7mm ROBL
Mortars 50.8mm ROSBML81mm ROML106.7mm ROML
Railroad Artillery [[]]
Recoilless Guns [[]]
Rocket Artillery [[]]
Land Vehicle Weapons
Vehicle Machine Guns 7.92mm BESA15mm BESABren GunBrowning M2Browning M1919FN MAGVickers Medium Machine Gun
40mm Tank Guns ROQF 2-pdr
47mm Tank Guns ROQF 3-pdr
57mm Tank Guns Molins Class M GunROQF 6-pdr
70mm Tank Guns ROQF 12-pdr
75mm Tank Guns ROQF 75mmVickers HV 75mm
76.2mm Tank Guns ROQF 15-pdrROQF 17-pdrVickers HV 77mm
84mm Tank Guns ROQF 20-pdr
87.6mm Tank Guns ROQF 30-pdr
94mm Tank Guns ROQF 25-pdr
114.3mm Tank Guns ROQF 55-pdr
127mm Tank Guns ROBL 60-pdr
 ??mm Tank Guns ROQF 28-pdr
Howitzers 88mm ROQF 25-pdr95mm ROQF127mm ROBL 60-pdr
Vehicle Autocannon [[]]
ATGMs [[]]
Aircraft Weapons & Munitions
7.7mm Machine Guns Browning Mk.IIVickers EVickers FVickers K
11mm & 12.7mm Machine Guns Browning AN/M2Rolls-Royce Experimental Machine GunVickers Aircraft Machine Gun
20mm Cannons Hispano-Suiza HS.404Hispano Mk.II (Mk.V)20mm OerlikonOerlikon FF (FLS)
40mm Cannons Vickers S
47mm Cannons Vickers P
Rockets RP-3
Bombs G.P. 250
Naval Weaponry
7.7mm Machine Guns Vickers Medium Machine Gun
12.7mm Machine Guns Vickers Heavy Machine Gun
37mm Cannons 37mm ROQF 1-pdr37mm ROQF 1.5-pdr
40mm Cannons 40mm ROQF Naval
113mm Cannons 113mm ROQF
133mm Cannons 133mm ROQF
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