MINIMI? 7.62 MACHINE GUN
FN HERSTAL recently launched the MINIMI? 7.62 x 51mm lightweight machine gun, to fulfil a growing worldwide requirement for a machine gun which provides the power of 7.62 ammunition in a 5.56 weight machine gun.
MINIMI? 5.56 and 7.62 machine guns have most parts in common, and similar ergonomics. A MINIMI? 5.56 machine gun user therefore needs no extra training to utilise the MINIMI? 7.62 machine gun.
The MINIMI? 7.62 machine gun is equipped with a medium barrel (longer than the MINIMI? 5.56 machine gun and shorter than the MAG 7.62 machine gun).
The MINIMI? 7.62 machine gun weighs less than 1kg more than the MINIMI? 5.56 machine gun, and approximately 4kg less than the MAG 7.62 machine gun.
ADVANTAGE OF THE MINIMI? 7.62 MACHINE-GUN
The MINIMI? 5.56 machine gun is used as a light support weapon and requires the user to carry the weapon and at least 600 rounds, while the MAG 7.62 machine gun is the ideal medium machine gun for tripods or being mounted on vehicles, but is heavy for any role requiring the user to carry it.
The MINIMI? 7.62 machine gun is a perfect compromise, providing the power of 7.62 ammunition in a machine gun of 5.56 weight.
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