M240 machine gun
|Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240|
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||
|Used by||United States Armed Forces|
|Manufacturer||FN Manufacturing, LLC|
|Mass||M240B: 27.1 pounds (12.3 kg) |
M240G: 25.6 pounds (11.6 kg)
M240L: 22.3 pounds (10.1 kg)
|Length||49.7 in (1,263 mm)|
|Barrel length||24.8 in (630 mm)|
|Width||4.7 in (118.7 mm)|
|Height||10.4 in (263 mm)|
|Action||Gas-operated, open bolt|
|Rate of fire||750–950 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)|
|Effective firing range|
|Maximum firing range||4,074 yd (3,725 m)|
|Feed system||Non-disintegrating DM1 or disintegrating M13 linked belt|
|Sights||Folding leaf sight with aperture and notch, front blade|
The M240 machine gun is a type of machine gun. It fires the 7.62mm NATO cartridge. It is gas-operated and the bullets are fed into the chamber by a belt. The M240 has been used by the United States Armed Forces since the late-1970s. It is used a lot by infantry. The M240 is also mounted onto ground vehicles, boats, and helicopters.
Sources[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "FN Machine Guns: M240 Series". FNH USA. 2011. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "FNH USA". Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2013-11-18.