Thursday, November 27, 2014

M249 LGM

M249 LGM (Light Machine Gun)

In service: 1984-present
Designed: 1976
Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
Unit cost: $4,087
Produced: late 1970s-present

7.5 kg empty;
10 kg loaded
Length: 1,035 mm
Barrel length: 465 mm
Cartridge: 5.56×45 mm NATO
Action: Gas-operated, open bolt

Rate of fire:
Sustained rate of fire – 100 RPM;
Rapid rate of fire – 200 RPM;
Cyclic rate of fire – 800 RPM
Muzzle velocity: 915 m/s

Effective firing range:
700 m (point target);
3,600 m
Feed system: M27 linked belt, STANAG magazine

Mark-46 Mod 0
This is a variant of the special purpose weapon adopted by USSOCOM
Mk 48
This is a 7.62×51 mm NATO version of the Mark-46, used by USSOCOM, when a heavier cartridge is required

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