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Cyno's Role-Play: Supplements: Modern Warfare: U.S. Army: Individual & Crew Served Weapons

M-240B Machine Gun


Deter, and if necessary, compel adversaries by enabling individuals and small units to engage targets with accurate, lethal, direct automatic fire.

Description and Specifications

A ground-mounted, gas-operated, crew-served machine gun. This reliable 7.62mm machine gun delivers more energy to the target than the smaller caliber M-249 SAW. It is being issued to infantry, armor, combat engineer, special force/rangers, and selected field artillery units that require medium support fires and will replace the ground-mounted M-60 series machine guns currently in use.

  • Caliber:   7.62 mm
  • Weight:   27.6 lbs
  • Max. Effective Range:   1800 m (area target) 800 m (point target)
  • Rate of Fire:   200-600 rounds per minute
  • Entered Army Service: 1997
  • Manufacturer: FN Manufacturing (Columbia, SC)