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FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
FN MAG 58 (FN MAG 60.30) mounted on a Eurocopter EC 725 Cougar MkII - 7.62x51mm NATO
Barrett M240LW - 7.62x51mm NATO
Barrett M240LW prototype - 7.62x51mm NATO
Argentinean Ametralladora MAG - 7.62x51mm NATO
Swedish Carl Gustaf Ksp 58 B - 7.62x51mm NATO
Ksp 58D Test model - 7.62x51mm
Norinco CS/LM1 (aka “CQ GPMG”) with scope - 7.62x51mm

FN MAG, The Real Name

Just saying, The name 'M240' is the US designation for this weapon, The real name is 'FN MAG' and is from Belgian origin. I do understand the 'M240' is a slightly different version.

Also known as the 'L7A1' in British service.

User:Cutaway 10:48AM, 19/09/07 (UTC)

The British Armed forces referred to the FN MAG as the GPMG or "Gimpy" (pronounced jimpy) when they used it, I've never heard a soldier refer to it as an L7 or an L7A1. I know that's it's proper designation but I thought I'd just throw that in there. --cool-breeze 10:38, 7 May 2012 (CDT)

Specs Table

- Why was the specifications table removed? StanTheMan 17:55, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Rockwolf should have said something to you since you're not a member on the forums. http://forum.imfdb.org/showthread.php?t=1296 --Predator20 18:07, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
- Just for little old me? Heh, I was just curious as to why. I get the gist of it now though, thanks Pred. StanTheMan 18:17, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

When was the M240 series adopted by the US?

What year were all the models put into service? Specifically the M240B and M240G.

The M240 was first adopted by the US as a coaxial weapon for armored vehicles (specifically the Abrams tank, LAV-25, & Bradley) in the 1970's, but didn't start seeing use as an infantry weapon until the mid/late 1990's. Orca1 9904 17:17, 21 June 2011 (CDT)

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