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Knight's Armament Stoner LMG

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The Knight's Armament Company LMG (KAC LMG), also known as the Stoner 96, or the KAC Stoner LMG, is an American light machine gun. In the early 1990s, famed firearms designer Eugene Stoner collaborated with Knight's Armament Company to improve his previous failed Stoner 86 LMG design introduced by Stoner's ARES company in 1986 (which in turn was derived from the Stoner 63 design). The Stoner 96 scraps the STANAG magazine well alternate feed option on the Stoner 86 and was simplified compared to the 86.

The KAC LMG apparently went through many different designs and only technically went into production in 2016 (before then, it would appear in the KAC website and in some firearms exhibitions, but was always said to be in pre-production).

The Knight's Armament Stoner LMG and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

KAC Stoner LMG

Stoner 96 - 5.56x45mm NATO
KAC Stoner LMG - 5.56x45mm NATO

Specifications

(1980s - Present)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Length: 35.25 in (89.5 cm) (stock extended)
  • Barrel length: 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
  • Capacity: 100 or 200 rounds
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Killjoys - Season 1 Leithian nationalist "One Blood" (S01E06) 2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Global Operations 96 w/ scope and foregrip 2002
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Stoner 96 With various attachments Incorrectly mounted on GAZ-2330 2012
ArmA III "Mk200" With Magpul UBR stock 2012
State of Decay "CLEO LSW" 2013
Ghost Recon: Phantoms "M96" With various attachments 2014
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019


KAC ChainSAW

KAC ChainSAW with 200 round ammo box, suppressor and Spike's Tactical 37mm “Havoc” flare launcher - 5.56x45mm NATO / 37mm

The KAC ChainSAW is a prototype variant of the KAC LMG unveiled at the 2009 SHOT Show. The weapon features experimental ergonomics in the form of chainsaw grips, and can only be fired from the hip.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Cross Fire "KAC ChainSAW" 2007
Brink "Chinzor" 2011
Warface KAC ChainSAW Added in 2019 update 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts Chain SAW With various attachments 2013


KAC Stoner LMG A1

KAC Stoner LMG A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO

The Stoner LMG A1 is a variant introducing some changes, such as a KeyMod handguard and a different telescoping stock. It was unveiled at the 2014 SOFIC, and was shown on the official KAC website from 2015 to 2017.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Warface Stoner LMG A1 Added in 2019 2013
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Stoner LMG A1 With various attachments 2017
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019


KAC LAMG

KAC LAMG - 5.56x45mm NATO
KAC LAMG, 2019 model - 5.56x45mm NATO

The KAC LAMG (Light Assault Machine Gun), also known as the X-LMG (Extra-Light Machine Gun) in some early publications, is a further improved version of the KAC LMG. It was officially revealed in 2017, though a prototype version of it (then unnamed) was shown at the 2016 SHOT Show. Unlike previous variants, the LAMG has a reversible charging handle (set on the left side of the receiver by default).

Some early versions of the LAMG have different handguards compared to later versions; one early version has long slots instead of triangular cuts, and another early version has an elongated handguard that covers up the gas block.

The feed tray cover on earlier versions of the LAMG opens forwards; on the LAMG model publicly revealed in 2019, the feed tray cover was changed to open rightwards instead.

Specifications

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Calibers: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs (5.2 kg)
  • Length: 35.5 in (90.2 cm) - 39 in (99.1 cm)
  • Barrel length: 15 in (38.1 cm)
  • Capacity: 100-round belt bag; 200-round belt box
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
The Division 2 Stoner LMG Modeled after prototype 3D render 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare "FiNN LMG" Added in Season 5 (2020); inspired by the prototype 3D render 2019
Caliber 2019


KAC LWAMG

KAC LWAMG - 7.62x51mm NATO

The LWAMG (Light Weight Assault Machine Gun) is a 7.62mm NATO version of the LAMG.

It received similar changes (e.g. right-opening feed tray cover) when the LAMG was updated around 2019. This newer version was renamed to AMG (Assault Machine Gun) in 2020.

Specifications

  • Type: General-Purpose Machine Gun
  • Calibers: 7.62x51mm NATO / .260 Remington / 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Weight: 13.9 lbs (6.3 kg)
  • Length: 42.75 in (108.6 cm) (LWAMG), 37.75 in (95.9 cm) / 43.75 in (111.1 cm) (AMG) (stock collapsed)
  • Barrel length: 20 in (50.8 cm) (LWAMG), 16 in (40.6 cm) / 22 in (55.9 cm) (AMG)
  • Capacity: 100 rounds
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield 2042 "LCMG" 2021


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