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M240  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1977
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M240B, M240C, M240D, M240E1, M240G, M240H, M240L and M240N
Origin: Belgium and United States of America
Corporations: FN America and FN Herstal
Parent System: M240
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1977
Total Production: ?
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Description: The M240 is a 7.62x51mm medium machine gun for use by infantry units which was developed in Belgium by FN Herstal and manufactured in the United States by FN America. It was adopted by the United States Armed Forces as the replacement for the M60 7.62mm machine gun. Several countries have also fielded the new machine gun for either police or military forces. The M240 machine was designed for use by the infantryman but nevertheless has been integrated into ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft. The M240B features a bipod and the M240G version is provided with a tripod. The M240 machine provides a maximum rate of fire of 650 rounds per minute and a maximum effective range of 600 meters despite the maximum nominal range being 3,725 meters. The machine gun was provided as secondary armament for the M1 Abrams, M2 Bradley and LAV-25 armored vehicles.

M240 Applications


Armored Vehicles LAV M1 Abrams M1A1 Abrams M1A2 Abrams M1A2 Abrams SEP M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 M2A2 Bradley M2A3 Bradley M2A4 Bradley M2A5 Bradley M3A2 Bradley M3A3 Bradley M7 BFIST M7A4 BFIST Artillery Systems M6 Linebacker Tactical Vehicles HMMWV

M240 Specifications

Caliber Multiple: 51
Number of Barrels: 1
Dimensions
Barrel Length: 21.7 inch (551 millimeter)
Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Height: 11.6 inch (295 millimeter)
Length: 49 inch (1,232 millimeter)
Performance
Max Range: 600 meter (0.37 mile)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 650 roundperminute
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M240 News

There are 21 news between
21 May 2004 and 29 Nov 2018
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Thursday, November 29, 2018FMS: Morocco Wants 162 M1A1/A2M Abrams Tanks
Friday, October 19, 2018FMS: United Kingdom Wants 16 H-47 Chinook Extended Range Helicopters
Thursday, October 4, 2018FMS: Iraq Requests Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters
Monday, October 23, 2017FMS: Czech Republic Requests Sale of 12 UH-1Y Utility Helicopters
Wednesday, April 19, 2017FMS: Iraq Requests Equipment for Two Peshmerga Infantry Brigades and Two Support Artillery Battalions
Tuesday, December 13, 2016FMS: Kuwait Seeks Recapitalization of 218 M1A2 Tanks
Thursday, December 8, 2016FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters
Thursday, August 18, 2016FMS: Afghanistan Requests Individual and Crew Served Weapons
Tuesday, August 9, 2016FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests 153 M1A2S Main Battle Tanks and 20 M88A1/A2 Recovery Vehicles
Wednesday, December 16, 2015FMS: Taiwan Wants 36 Assault Amphibious Vehicles

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