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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.

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In the extremely unlikely event that a live round is on the bolt face, it is knocked loose with a cleaning rod or another spefs object. M coaxial machine gun aboard an M1 Abrams tank.

The weapon fires from the open bolt position, meaning that the bolt is held to the rear and only moves forward as it is firing a round. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog. It only takes a few seconds. As mentioned, during the s the Army was looking for new mm240b. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http: 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 MB is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position.

Archived from the original PDF on 13 August Military Daily News – Military. We notice you’re using an ad blocker. M M M M Equipment of the United States Air Force. The charging handle will then be pulled to the rear, which locks the bolt to the rear. Clearing the weapon is performed by ensuring that the bolt is locked to the rear and m240n weapon is on safe. However, firing from an open bolt also provides the possibility of an accidental discharge due to a bolt override.

The MB is a successful and well-regarded weapon system that has proven itself in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, serving as a powerful supplement to the slecs 5. The ML weighs In addition, the company makes the point that the majority of worldwide titanium reserves are coming from Russia and China.


When so mounted, the buttstock and pistol grip trigger is replaced by a two-handed spade grip trigger system. The goal would be a barrel that would not need to be changed, would weigh the same, but decrease heat retention, lessen warping, and eliminate cook offs.

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A right-side view of the MB. Sspecs how to disable adblocking on our site. The MP is not used as often as its predecessors. Early prototypes had steel QD sling sockets on both sides of the stock, however current production versions m240 have solid steel sling loops on either side of it.

Belgium designed [1] United States manufactured [1]. Although Barrett did not participate in the solicitation program, the company felt that it could produce an equivalent weight reduction by more efficient manufacturing methods instead of simply switching to the much more expensive titanium receiver.

This section needs additional citations for verification. 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 m20b a stock, a rail, etc. Navy SEALs continue to use the “CAR” version M60E3 of the M60 machine gun due to its lighter weight and slower rate of fire, which allows a move effective duration of fire with allowable levels of ammunition carried.

The weapon fires from the open bolt position, meaning that the bolt is held to the rear and only moves forward as it is firing a round. Where as the MG had three gas settings, allowing the Machine-Gun to fire between — rounds per minute depending 2m40b the setting selected, the MB only has one setting, restricting the firer to a rate of — rounds per minute.

Overall, the MB’s combat record must be considered superior to the problematic M60 that it has entirely replaced in US service.


Titanium was used to make the receiver body, front sight post, and carrying handle while maintaining steel operating system components. It comes configured for ground combat with a buttstock and bipod, though it can also be mounted on tripod, ground vehicles, aircraft, aboard ships and small boats.

Use at high settings induces added stresses on the action and results in a shorter service life of the weapon. M variants can use non-disintegrating belts following replacement of a few easily swappable parts.

M240 Machine Gun

And thanks for reading Autoblog. For the Leica M camera, see Leica M camera. The weapon is cleared first and then the button is held down, while the barrel’s carrying handle is moved from the right side of j240b weapon to the center, unlocking it from the receiver. Spesc used in rapid fire mode – rounds per minute fired in round bursts with seconds pause between burst – the barrel requires changing every 2 minutes.

He can also attempt to extract the round by closing the cover, taking the weapon off of safe, and pulling the trigger. The MB and MG are usually fired from an integrated bipoda tripodor a vehicular mount; regarding tripod use, m240bb U. Manufacture 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.

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. The M60 is still, in some cases, used by the Navy.