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FN MAG 58 Belgian 7.62mm General-Purpose Machine Gun

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notes"The FN MAG 58 is a Belgian 7.62×51 mm NATO general-purpose machine gun manufactured by Fabrique Nationale (FN) by Ernest Vervier in the early 1950s and put into service in 1958. The firearm’s name is an abbreviation for Mitrailleuse d’Appui Général, meaning “general-purpose machine gun”. The MAG is available in three primary versions: the standard, infantry Model 60-20 machine gun, the Model 60-40 coaxial machine gun for armored fighting vehicles, and the Model 60-30 aircraft variant. The FN MAG 58 was used extensively by the IDF and is now gradually being phased out due to the increased use of the IWI Negev in 5.56×45 and 7.62×51 calibers. It can be used either as a Light Support Weapon (LSW) fired from the bipod, or fired from a tripod in the extended range role. It can also be mounted on a tripod with a C2 sight and used in the sustained fire role. It is a fully automatic, belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated weapon, firing from the open bolt position, and is capable of a sustained high volume of fire. Stoppages can be easily and quickly remedied. The barrel is chromed internally to reduce wear. The ammunition belt is made up of disintegrating links; factory filled and packed in 500-round containers. The belts are normally fitted in the ratio of four ball rounds to one tracer round mix, although all-ball round belts are available. The maximum effective range of the GSMG MAG 58 in the LSW role is 800 meters."
dateOfIntroduction1958
countryOfOrigin"Belgium"
proliferation"Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe"
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name"Alternate Designation"
value"FN MAG 58"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Fabrique Nationale (FNH / FNH UK) and U.S. Ordnance"
name"In Service"
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name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Feed"
value"Belt Feed"
name"Effective Range"
value"800 m"
name"Cyclic Rate of Fire"
value"750-1,000 Rounds per minute"
name"Dimensions"
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name"Length"
value"1,231 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"679 mm"
name"Weight"
value"10.9 kg"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.72 mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×51mm NATO"
type"WEG"
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