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The FN MAG is a general purpose machine gun based on an upside-down Browning Automatic Rifle action with a feeding mechanism derived from the MG42, developed in Belgium during the 1950s and adopted by many countries around the world, including the U.S. The United States Military made some design changes and adopted it currently as the M240, however it is not identical to the FN MAG used in Europe, South America and the Middle East prior to the 1990s. The MAG-58 was the mainstay of foreign armies until the U.S. finally got rid of the M-60 in the early 1990s and adopted their own version of the FN MAG. There are three major incarnations of the FN MAG, in movies.

1) The original MAG-58 (which is the incarnation seen before the early 1990s).

2) The L7 Machine Gun, adopted by Great Britain and used by some Commonwealth countries

3) U.S. incarnation known as the M240. All major variants of the FN MAG are very similar, except the earlier variants had no heat shields around the barrels and the buttstocks were wood. The newest incarnation, the U.S. M240 added heat shields and synthetic stock, plus a modified flash hider.

A scaled down light machine gun version chambered in 5.56mm was developed in the 1970s, the FN Minimi.



Type: General-Purpose Machine Gun

Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO

Capacity: Belt Fed: 100 rounds standard, 50-round side-mounted soft ammo bags used by the US Army (officially known as M240B Combat Ammo Pack)

Fire Modes: Full-Auto (650-1000 RPM)

The FN MAG and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Tripod mounted FN MAG-58 machine gun (Independence Day exhibition at Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Latrun, Israel) - 7.62x51mm NATO. A Browning M2HB is visible on the left as well
FN MAG 58 mocked up to resemble an M240B, with synthetic buttstock and heatshield added - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Note Date
Sorcerer IDF soldiers mounted on Jeep 1977
Operation Thunderbolt Israeli troops 1977
The Wild Geese 1978
Unfinished Supper (Nezakonchennyy uzhin) Seen in documentary footage 1981
Under Fire . Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional Mounted on jeeps and helicopters 1983
The Jewel of the Nile Mounted on M113 APC, with stock removed 1985
Latino Contras soldier 1985
King Solomon's Mines (1985) African rebels modified to look like a WW1-era Maxim MG 1986
Rage of Honor Henchmen Ametralladora MAG; mounted on Bell Iroquois helicopter 1987
Ishtar Warren Beatty Lyle Rogers 1987
Iron Eagle II Jason Blicker Tech. Sgt. Hickman 1988
Rambo III Sylvester Stallone John Rambo Mounted on fake Soviet helicopters and tanks, with stock removed 1988
The One That Got Away Steve John Shepherd Small Bob continuity error 1996
Tears of the Sun soldier stock footage 2003
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan Army soldiers Hand-held and mounted on Land Rover jeeps 2004
Hotel Rwanda Belgian Army soldiers Mounted on Land Rover jeeps 2004
A Very Long Engagement Mocked up as Maxim MG08 2004
A Very Long Engagement Mocked up as Maxim MG08/15 Spandau machine gun, mounted on biplane 2004
Sahara Kazim soldiers Mounted on various vehicles 2005
Blessed by Fire Argentinian soldiers 2005
Beaufort Israeli Defense Force Soldiers Mounted in bunkers and on vehicles 2007
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Colombian rogue unit Mounted on jeep 2009
Lebanon Israeli Defense Force Soldiers 2009
There Be Dragons Spanish Nationalists 2011
Machine Gun Preacher SPLA troops 2011
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Major 2012
Ah Boys to Men Singapore Army soldiers, OPFOR Infantry GPMG, vehicle-mounted coaxial 2012
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) mercenary with large heatshield 2012
Lupin the 3rd Thai soldiers 2014
The Siege of Jadotville Mercenaries 2016
Soldiers only know by God Argentine soldiers 2017
Malay Regiment 17th Royal Malay Regiment troopers
7 Days in Entebbe IDF Commandos man-portable, mounted on land-rovers 2018
PASKAL The Movie PASKAL Commandos mounted on RHIB boats


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
On Wings of Eagles Revolutionaries 1986
On Wings of Eagles Prison guards 1986
The Promise IDF soldiers 2011
The Last Ship US Navy personnel 2014
Tyrant Abbudinian soldiers mounted on M3 Half-tracks 2014

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Delta Force: Land Warrior 2000
Delta Force: Task Force Dagger 2002
Project Reality With L7 carry handle and markings 2005
Project Reality "C6" Handheld, coaxially mounted on LAV-III, and door-mounted on CH-146 Griffon; With L7 carry handle and markings 2005
Project Reality: Falklands Handheld and in fixed defensive positions; With L7 carry handle and markings 2012
Squad L7A2, C6 FLEX, Mag58 L7 mockup for UK Armed Forces, Canadian Army and Australian variants 2015
Call to Arms FN MAG 58 2018
Z.O.N.A Project X VR "HGM" Handheld, feeds from a 200-round box, incorrectly fires from a closed bolt 2023


Film Title Character Notation Date
New Dream Hunter Rem: Massacre in the Phantasmic Labyrinth American soldiers, mounted on Chieftain tank 1992

L7 Machine Gun

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO. This view of the left hand side of the weapon shows the mounting bracket at the rear of the receiver for sustained fire optics, a unique feature of the L7. Although this bracket can be removed, four screw holes will be visible on the side of the receiver.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Help! British Army soldiers 1965
The Outsider British troops 1980
The Final Option mounted on Land Rover 1982
Octopussy South American soldiers mounted on Jeep M38 A1 and on another vehicle outside hangar 1983
I Love Maria Maria's gang members 1988
Tumbledown Scots guard soldier 1988
An Ungentlemanly Act British Royal Marines 1992
The Devil's Own British Army soldiers Mounted on Alvis Saracen APC 1997
xXx Henchman 2002
28 Days Later British Army soldiers Mounted on Land Rover 2002
Children of Men British Army soldiers 2006
How I Live Now British Army soldiers Mounted on Land Rover 2013
Kilo Two Bravo British Army soldiers Mounted on Land Rover 2015
The Girl with All The Gifts British soldiers 2016
Soldiers only know by God British paratroopers 2017


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Dempsey and Makepeace "Big Ben" Davis Clive Mantle "Extreme Prejudice" (S03E05) 1986
Ultimate Force Christopher Fox Cpl. Louis Hoffman Tripod and hand-held 2002 - 2006
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher Loader only
SAS soldiers Mounted on Landrover WMIK
Various criminals and terrorists Tripod mounted
Red Cap British Army soldiers 2003 - 2004
Sherlock - Season 1 British Army soldiers "A Study in Pink" 2010
Midsomer Murders Seen on the photo of British Army soldiers (S21E01) 2020

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Project Reality Handheld and mounted on Land Rover jeeps & Iveco LMV's 2005
ArmA II L7A2 Individual weapon and mounted on Land Rover jeeps, Supacat Jackal and AH11 Wildcat helicopter; Available in the British Armed Forces DLC 2010
Project Reality: Falklands 2012

Ksp 58

Swedish Ksp 58B - 7.62x51mm NATO
Ksp 58D prototype - 7.62x51mm NATO

The Ksp 58 is a Swedish variant of the FN MAG, that is currently being manufactured by the Swedish company FFV-Carl Gustaf and was adopted by the Swedish Armed Forces in 1958.

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Cross Fire "KSP 58D" Ksp 58D 2007
Generation Zero Ksp 58B 2019
Caliber 2019

PMT 76

The PMT 76 is a Turkish machinegun made by MKEK and based on the FN MAG, designed to replace the MG3 as standard GPMG in Turkish service.

MKEK PMT-76 - 7.62x51mm NATO

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Squad Added in an update in 2023 2020

M240 Machine Gun

M240B with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut) - 7.62x51mm NATO
M240C vehicle coaxial-mount version - 7.62x51mm NATO
M240D vehicle and aircraft-mount version with spade grips - 7.62x51mm NATO
M240G - USMC style with no heat shield - 7.62x51mm NATO
M240L - U.S. Army's lightweight variant - 7.62x51mm NATO. This version is fitted with an M145 ELCAN scope.
Barrett 240LWS - 7.62x51mm NATO


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai mounted on M1 Abrams 2003
Bad Boys II US Coast Guard Crewmen M240B, door-mounted on MH-68A Stingray helicopter 2003
36th Precinct Alain Figlarz Francis Horn 2004
The Interpreter US Coast Guard 2005
War of the Worlds (2005) US Army soldier M240B 2005
War of the Worlds (2005) US Army soldiers & Marines M240D & M240C, mounted on M1A1 Abrams & LAV-25 2005
XXX 2: State of the Union Seen in chop shop 2005
Transformers US Army soldiers M240G, mounted on Humvees & UH-60 Blackhawk 2007
Lions for Lambs Michael Peña Ernest Rodriguez M240D, mounted on CH-47 Chinook 2007
Lions for Lambs Chinook gunner M240D, mounted on CH-47 Chinook 2007
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Gangsters In the warehouse of weapons, vehicle mounted 2008
The Incredible Hulk US Army soldier M240B 2008
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra M240C and M240D, mounted on M1A1 Abrams 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen US Army soldiers M240C & M240D, mounted on M1A1 Abrams and UH-60 Blackhawk 2009
Terminator Salvation 240B, mounted on tow truck 2009
Red Extra Guard Mounted on vehicle 2010
Battle: Los Angeles Aaron Eckhart SSgt. Michael Nantz M240B, mounted on LAV-25 2011
Battle: Los Angeles U.S. Marines M240D, M240B, & M240C, mounted on LAV-25, M1A2 Abrams, CH-46E Sea Knight, and UH-1 Huey 2011
Memorial Day US Army soldiers M240B, mounted on Humvee 2011
Johnny English Reborn Mounted on vehicle 2011
The Expendables 2 Jason Statham Lee Christmas Mounted on seaplane 2012
Act of Valor U.S. Navy Sailors M240G mounted on Mark V SOC 2012
Olympus Has Fallen North Korean Terrorists M240D, mounted on converted garbage truck 2013
White House Down M240D, mounted on MH-60 Blackhawk 2013
2 Guns Earl's henchmen M240D, mounted on UH-1 Huey 2013
Captain Phillips U.S. Navy sailor M240B, mounted on RHIB 2013
Lone Survivor M240D, mounted on MH-47 Chinook 2013
Sabotage Cartel member M240B 2014
American Sniper U.S. Marines M240G, mounted on Humvees and MRAPs 2014
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi James Badge Dale Tyrone "Rone" Woods M240B 2016
Suicide Squad Henchman M240B 2016
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk U.S. Army soldier M240B 2016
xXx: Return of Xander Cage M240B, seen in armory 2017
Bright SWAT teams 2017
The Yellow Birds Jack Huston Sergeant Sterling M240B 2018
Sicario 2: Soldado Mexican Federal Police vehicle mounted 2018
Rampage U.S. Army vehicle mounted 2018
6 Underground U.S. Army mounted on NIMR Ajban 2019
The Outpost Jacob Scipio SSG Justin T. Gallegos 2020
Violent Night Gertrude's Kill Squad member M240B 2022
Extraction 2 Chris Hemsworth Tyler Rake 2023


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Zero Hour (2004) Royal Irish Regiment soldier M240G; "SAS Mission Impossible" (S3E01) 2004-2006
West Side Boys member
Banshee - Season 3 / E01 Eddie Cooper Fat Au 2015
Banshee - Season 2 / E10 Eddie Cooper Fat Au 2014
Falling Skies - Season 1 Resistance fighters 2011
Ultimate Weapons M240C, mounted on Abrams M1A2 MBT 2010
Future Weapons M240B, on SWORDS 2010
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) . US Coast Guard M240B, bow-mounted on US Coast Guard patrol boat 2010-????
JAG / "Father's Day" US Marines M240C and M240D, mounted on M1A1 Abrams 2007
CSI: NY US Coast Guard crewmen M240B, bow-mounted on US Coast Guard patrol boat 2004 - ????
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service / "Enemies Foreign" M240B, in remote weapons mounting 2003 - ????
Legion Mounted on M1A2 Abrams tank 2017-2019
Magnum P.I. Zachary Knighton Orville "Rick" Wright "Die He Said" (S1E08) 2018
WandaVision S.W.O.R.D. Agents mounted on the HMMWVs and RG-33L Cat II MRAPs; "The Series Finale" (S1E09) 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier LAF criminal member M240D; mounted on NH90; "New World Order" (S1E01) 2021
The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Season 2 CRM soldier M240B w/EOTech sight, Mounted on Humvee; "Returning Point" (S2E08) 2021
Anna Khaja Indira Mounted on Humvee; "The Last Light" (S2E10)
The Last of Us - Season 1 Revolutionaries of Kansas City M240B, Mounted on Humvee; "Please Hold to My Hand" (S1E04) 2023
M240C, Mounted on the M1A1 Abrams tanks; "Please Hold to My Hand" (S1E04)
The Continental: From the World of John Wick Anachronism; "Loyalty to the Master" (S1E02) 2023
Fallout - Season 1 NCR Fighter M240C w/sight, Mounted on the pickup; "The Beginning" (S1E08) 2024

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Steel Beasts M240C and M240D, vehicle-mounted 2000
Ghost Recon M240C on M2A3 Bradley APC & M1A2 tanks, M240D on M1A2 Abrams tanks, M240G portable 2001
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down 2003
Enter the Matrix M240B, Playable via cheat code only 2003
Battlefield 2 M240C, mounted on M1A2 Abrams and M6 Linebacker 2005
Project Reality optional ACOG & M145 MGO scopes M240B and M240G, with L7A2 carry handle and markings 2005
Project Reality M240C, mounted on M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25, and M2A2 Bradley 2005
Project Reality M240D, mounted on UH-60L Blackhawk & UH-1N Huey; With L7A2 carry handle 2005
Project Reality L37A1 Mounted on Scimitar light tank 2005
Conflict: Global Terror 2005
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter M240C on Abrams tanks 2006
Scarface: The World is Yours SAW w/ M16-style magazine 2006
Black Mounted on M1 Abrams in stock footage 2006
ArmA: Armed Assault 2007
World in Conflict Heat-shield removed 2007
Cross Fire "M240B" 2007
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 M240B 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising M240 Coaxial, M240 Pintle M240C, mounted on M1A2 Abrams, LAV-25, M240G, mounted on LAV-25, Desert Patrol Vehicle and Small Unit Riverine Craft (SURC) 2009
ArmA II M240G and M240C; Used by US Army and USMC as individual weapon and mounted on vehicles and aircraft 2010
Splinter Cell: Conviction M240D, as part of a smart turret 2010
Medal of Honor M240B mounted on CH-47 Chinook; incorrectly seen with both spade grips and pistol grip 2010
Homefront M240C, mounted on M1A3 Abrams 2011
Battle: Los Angeles M240C, mounted on M1A2 Abrams 2011
Battlefield Play4Free with bipod removed and optional EOTech or Sightmark Sure Shot red dot sight or M145 MGO scope M240B 2011
Battlefield Play4Free M240C mounted on M1A2 Abrams 2011
Battlefield 3 Various optional attachments M240B 2011
NCIS: The Video Game Mounted on Abrams MBT 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 M240B, M240C, M240D 2011
Breach M240 M240B 2011
Project Reality: Falklands L37A1 Mounted on FV101 Scorpion and FV107 Scimitar Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle 2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter M240B w/ various optional attachments M240B 2012
M240L M240L
M240 Mk43 Mod1 M240B
Warface M240B wooden stock 2013
Payday 2 KSP 58 w/FN MAG 58 parts M240B 2013
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly M240 Bravo Aimpoint sight M240B 2014
Rainbow Six Siege Unusable; seen on posters 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades M240B Also seen mounted on M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley (decoration only) 2016
Ironsight Barrett 240LWS; added in Season 5 2018
Call to Arms M240B, M240L & M240D 2018
Insurgency: Sandstorm M240B Added in Content Update 1 2018
Caliber Barrett 240LWS; added post-release 2019
Squad M240B, M240G M145 and AN/PEQ-15, ACOG TA11H and AN/PEQ-16, respectively USMC M240G added in V3.0 Update, 2022 2020
Serious Sam 4 M240C 2020
Battlefield 2042 M240B 2021
Enlisted M240C; mounted on the "Abrams" tank 2021
Battlefield 2042 M240B incorrect bottom belt box 2021
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II M240B, as part of the Sentry Gun 2022


Title Character Notation Date
Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories Ep. 03 "The Santa Claus of Summer"; Mounted in M1 Abrams 1999
Macross Zero Mounted on Abrams MBTs 2002-2004
Nobunagun M240C 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Bad Company's tank crewmen M240C & M240D; S4E4, "The Nijimura Brothers, Part 2" 2016

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