M-240B Machine Gun
Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct automatic fire.
Description and Specifications
A ground-mounted, gas-operated, crew-served machine gun. This reliable 7.62mm machine gun delivers more energy to the target than the smaller caliber M-249 SAW. It is being issued to infantry, armor, combat engineer, special force/rangers, and selected field artillery units that require medium support fires and will replace the ground-mounted M-60 series machine guns currently in use.
- Caliber: 7.62 mm
- Weight: 27.6 lbs
- Max. Effective Range: 1800 m (area target) 800 m (point target)
- Rate of Fire: 200-600 rounds per minute
- Entered Army Service: 1997
- Manufacturer: FN Manufacturing (Columbia, SC)