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)
- 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)