Specifications. Weight, MB: pounds ( kg) MG: pounds ( kg) ML: pounds ( kg). Length, in (1, mm). Barrel length. 1. What is the weight of the MB? Approximately pounds. 2. What Field Manual covers the MB? FM Chapter 3. 3. Describe the MB. M specs (horsepower, torque, engine size, wheelbase), MPG and pricing by trim level.

Author: Vizragore Magami
Country: Azerbaijan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 13 March 2009
Pages: 488
PDF File Size: 5.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.15 Mb
ISBN: 383-9-23069-818-6
Downloads: 63561
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulkikinos

The MG has three gas settings, allowing this weapon to fire between and rounds per minute. The various versions of the M have entirely replaced all the M60 versions, though they have for most main applications and roles. It was first adopted by the U. The ground configuration involves the installation of an Egress Package or “infantry modification kit”, which is designed to provide downed aircrew personnel with increased firepower.

For the Russian mortar, see mm mortar M The charging handle will then be pulled to the rear, which locks the bolt to the rear. Archived from the original PDF on 13 August In addition, the company makes the point that the majority of worldwide titanium reserves are coming from Russia and China. While the MB had been more reliable in the tests, it was a few pounds heavier m20b the M60E4, which led to the development of the lighter ML machine gun.

The MB is being tested with a new adjustable buttstock that may replace the current stock of m240g MB.

The first setting allows the weapon to cycle at — rounds per minute, the second setting being — rounds per minute, and the third setting being — rounds per minute. The C uses a charging cable instead of a charging handle, has a cut off pistol grip and has a special paddle assembly that allows the trigger to be actuated by means of a solenoid.

It is used extensively by infantrymost often rifle companies as well as ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft. The resulting improvements reduced the soldier’s combat load while allowing easier handling and movement of the weapon.


They are also interested in incorporating a suppressor into the barrel, rather than having to attach one, to reduce the sound of shots and make it m40b to determine where the gunner is located. These hot barrels glow brightly to anyone using any sort of optics sensitive to infrared radiation, such as night vision devices.

Since the machine gun is not meant to be handled during speca, the barrel is fully exposed and must be handled with asbestos mittens during barrel changes. It is generally performed only when necessary to return the gun to operation after fouling has caused sluggish operation and there is no time to properly clean the weapon. You must be logged in to perform that action. A member of a U. The M proved popular enough that it was adapted by the infantry later on, spawning the MB and MG.

Compared to other machine gunsits rating of 26, mean rounds between failure MRBF is quite high for its weight—in the s when it was first adopted it achieved about 7, MRBF.

M Machine Gun | US Special Operations | Weapons

Non-disintegrating DM1 or disintegrating M13 linked belt. The manufacturing process had to be adjusted because titanium takes longer to machine than steel and requires more frequent replacement of tooling bits; more pliable stainless steel rivets were used and the receiver was coated with boron and chrome carbo-nitride coatings with a ceramic-based top coat to preserve it under extreme operating temperatures.

Despite being heavier than comparable weapons, it is highly regarded for reliability and its standardization among NATO members is a major advantage. The weapon is cleared first and then the button is held down, while the barrel’s carrying handle is moved specw the right spes of the weapon to the center, unlocking it from the receiver. The program called for a much lighter version of the M, while keeping the same familiar open bolt design that the machine gun is world-renowned for.

It is almost always referred to as an “M Bravo ” or even just “” verbally. These comments were based on a survey of 3, soldiers from eight divisions of the U.


M240 Machine Gun

This led to 1, existing Ms being sent to FN for an overhaul and a special kit that modified them for use on ground such as a stock, a rail, etc. Despite being heavier than some comparable weapons it is highly regarded for reliability and its standardization among NATO members is a major advantage. Marines with a tripod -mounted MG. The MC is the right hand variant on the original coaxial installed alongside the main weapon M, it is identical to the M except for the ammunition cover and feed tray.

Use at high settings induces added stresses on the action and results in a shorter service life of the weapon. The Mofficially the Machine Gun, Caliber 7.

Email Us Follow us Watch us. It is also still used by some Army units.

BMW M Specs and Prices

Army solicitation for a lighter M medium machine gun in The Marine Corps relies on fire discipline among its machine gunners to not set it to the largest port unless required. The report made the following comments on the MB:. A Seabee fires an MB mounted atop a Humvee. The gas from firing one round provides the wpecs for firing the next round.

The MD is an upgrade of the ME1, primarily in the addition of an optical rail on the receiver cover. A sear is m2400b to time the internal mechanisms of the weapon to provide a consistent rate of fire, ensuring proper function and accuracy.

However, barrels from different weapons should not be interchanged. The Corps is instead looking to upgrade the M barrel through several ways, including carbon fiber coatings, new alloys, or ceramic liners, to lighten and strengthen the barrel.

During prolonged firing, care must be taken to not allow exposed skin to come in contact with the weapon.