The M249 light machine gun (LMG), formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine …

The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, is a German recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun, first tested in 1929, introduced in 1934, and issued to units in 1936. It accepts the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, and is generally …

As a company or battalion support weapon, the M1919 required at least a two-man team. In practice, four men were normally involved: the gunner (who fired the gun and when advancing carried the tripod and …

The US Ordnance M60 is a general purpose machine gun chambered 7.62 NATO. It was officially adopted by the US Army in 1957 after over a decade of development and served, most notably, as a …