Characteristics the m240b is a belt-bolstered, air-cooled, gas-worked, completely programmed automatic weapon that shoot from the open screw position ammunition 762-mm ball, tracer, armor-puncturing, blank, dummy length of the m240b 49 inches weight of the m240b 276 pounds. The m240 is bulkier and heavier than contemporary machine guns however it proved to be a very reliable weapon several sources report that the mag is the most reliable machine gun in the world. In case of a breakdown, soldiers can operate the weapon 50 caliber m2 machine gun, m249 semi automatic weapon and m240b machine gun more weaponry changes are underway just walk into just about any gun range, sporting goods store or mass merchandiser and try and buy a couple boxes of 22 ammunition. The resulting improvements reduced the soldier's combat load while allowing easier handling and movement of the weapon the m240l may replace the m240b in us army service it was type classified in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010[ more importantly it looks freaking awesome.
The m240 was my baby in the winter in 2009 and the spring in 2010 i carried it on endless patrols in afghanistan alongside its little brother the m249 saw i am still fond of the weapon and it is easily one of the best small arms in the marine corps arsenal it's accurate, reliable to a fault. In the late 1970's the us army adopted a new 762mm medium duty machine gun into their ranks: the m240 it was first used as a coaxial machine gun in tanks but slowly made its way to other mounted uses by the late 1980's, the updated model referred to as the m240c. The fn® m240b is the go to/can do medium machine gun for all branches of the us military, offering absolute reliability, extended range, and an exceptional service life this weapon's high volume of fire makes it the principal suppressive fire instrument for the infantry platoon and company.
The m249 squad automatic weapon is designed as the fire team automatic weapon providing suppressive fire at extended ranges, allowing fire and movement to make contact with and destroy the enemy the m240b and 240l 762 mm medium machine guns are designed to provide the platoon with accurate. The m240b provides a much more reliable weapon system than the m60, says rob zienowicz, who handles the m240b as chief of the crew-served weapons team within the army''s office of the product. Indianapolis - weapons designers with us special operations command and marine corps could soon produce a new machine gun that would replace both the 762mm m240 in the infantry and the 50. Pointing or aiming a functional weapon at any person or thing is unlawful except when (2) when required in the performance of duty the m240 medium machine gun.
M240b pmi instructors: task: to conduct pmi on the m240b conditions: given a field classroom environment and m240b as a learning tool standards: soldiers will be able to perform basic procedures on the m240b and have a basic knowledge of the weapon. The m240 is a versatile weapon because it can be carried or mounted to a vehicle the m240 has a belt-fed, gas-operated cycling system, meaning pressurized gas released from the firing of a round. The organizations collaborated to develop a variant of the m240b that would reduce the weapon's weight by four to seven pounds without compromising the gun's operational characteristics and outstanding reliability.
The m249 light machine gun (lmg), formerly designated the m249 squad automatic weapon the m240b, however, weighs in at ≈275 lb and is about 49 long with the. As such, the m240 was converted for platoon-level service as a portable support weapon, complete with buttstock and pistol grip with adaptability to usmc standard bipods and tripods in this form, the weapon was formally adopted as the m240g in 1994, its issuance first falling to fleet marine force. However, the m240b seems to split the difference between the pkp and the m60, and once you learn to control it's recoil, it'll be your go-to weapon both take some practice, but the m240b does a bit more damage and drops targets a bit faster.
M240b (1005-01-412-3129) m240c (1005-01-085-4758) be sure to clear weapon before disassembling, cleaning, inspecting, transporting, or storing. Close up footage of ammunition, the m249 squad automatic weapon and the m240b machine gun during a qualification range in grafenwohr, germany (dvids.
M240b machine gun operators course note the m240b machine firearm was not expected to shoot at 950 rpm this will bring about quickened wear/harm to the barrel and whatever is left of the weapon gas bay setting #1 is the favored setting for ordinary working conditions. Armystudyguidecom provide extensive information about major components of the m240b (armystudyguidecom) army board study guide houses action of the weapon and. The m240 is gas-operated weapon barrel is above and the gas regulator this machine gun fires from an open bolt it is a selective fire weapon, but does not have a. A new machine gun - the right weapon man portable weapon systems for a weapon/ammo with m2 range at m240b weight.