Bren is a series of light machine guns developed by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992. While known for its role as Britain and the Commonwealths’ primary infantry light machine gun in World War II, it was also used in the Korean War and saw service throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Fitted with a bipod, it could also be mounted on a tripod or be vehicle-mounted.
Featuring a distinctive top-mounted curved box magazine, conical flash hider, and quick change barrel. The name Bren was derived from Brno, the Czechoslovak city in Moravia, where the Zb vz. 26 was designed and Enfield, site of the British Royal Arms Factory. Gas-operated, the Bren used the same .303 ammunition as the standard British bolt-action rifle, the Lee-Enfield, firing at a rate of between 480 and 540 rounds per minute (rpm) depending on the mode.