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The FN Minimi is a combination 'belt-fed'/magazine fed' light machine gun, designed to serve in the role of "Squad Automatic Weapon". The SAW was a mobile suppressive fire platform that was light weight and single man transportable - much more so than the venerable M60 (which was always supposed to be a General Purpose Machine Gun, i.e. a crew served weapon). The U.S. Military adopted the first models of the FN Minimi in the 1980s directly as the XM249 or later as the M249 SAW (with some slight design changes in the official U.S. Adopted version). Later versions of the gun, reflected upgrades and design changes that were requested by the U.S. Military.

On a historical note: in the first months of the First Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm 1990), there were not enough M249s to supply the massive troop buildup in the Middle East, so the U.S. Army bought outright a number of unaltered FN Minimis directly from FN, to supplement the weapons. So it is not inaccurate to see first pattern FN Minimis in the hands of U.S. Soldiers who are supposedly issued M249 SAWs since the Army mixed the two versions together until the Late 1990s.

Please note that a number of movies, particularly those filmed in British Columbia, Canada, use the Daewoo K3 to stand in for the FN Minimi and M249. Visit the Daewoo K3 page to compare the two guns.

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


(1975 - Present)

Type: Machine Gun

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO

Capacity: 100, 200 round linked belts, or STANAG Magazines

Fire Modes: Full Auto Only (650-900 RPM) (No Selector Switch, safety is a push button)

FN Minimi

FN Minimi with 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. Note 90-degree carry handle and flash hider design.
FN Minimi Para with 100-round cloth bag - 5.56x45mm. Note handguard design distinguishing this from the M249 Paratrooper below.
FN Minimi 5.56 Mk3 - 5.56x45mm


Title Actor Character Notes Date
Robocop Detroit SWAT officer 1987
Operation Condor Hotel manager 1991
Eva Cobo de Garcia Elsa
Courage Under Fire Lou Diamond Phillips Staff Sergeant John Monfriez Fitted with heat shield to pass for M249 SAW 1996
The One That Got Away Steve John Shepherd Small Bob prototype 1996
Dobermann Monica Bellucci Nat the Gypsy With M203 grenade launcher 1997
Half a Chance . Various 1998
Ronin Robert De Niro Sam Paratrooper version 1998
Bravo Two Zero Richard Graham, Rick Warden, Steve Nicolson Mark, Tony, Dinger the open front sights of the Canadian C9 variant, and also used the FN Minimi prototype. 1999
Proof of Life Downtown 3 Substitutes the M249 SAW with an added heatshield 2000
Black Hawk Down Ian Virgo PFC John Waddell Substitutes the M249 SAW 2001
Black Hawk Down Tom Hardy Specialist Lance Twombly Substitutes the M249 SAW 2001
Swordfish John Travolta Gabriel Shear 2001
36th Precinct Patrick Médioni Robert Boulanger Para, w/ammo box, w/Beta-C mag 2004
Samurai Commando: Mission 1549 JGSDF member 2005
Home of the Brave Brian Presley Specialist Tommy Yates Paratrooper version mounted on Humvee with 200-round woodland camo cloth ammo bag 2006
The Mark of Cain British soldiers Paratrooper version 2007
The Mark of Cain Gerard Kearns Pte Mark "Treacle" Tate Paratrooper version 2007
Quantum of Solace Gunmen Paratrooper version 2008
Green Zone U.S. Army soldiers Substitutes the M249 SAW with an added heatshield 2010
The Other Guys Rasta robbers 2010
The Viral Factor Gunther Paratrooper version 2012
Osombie Paul D. Hunt Joker Paratrooper version 2012
Battleground 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies Georgia King Emma 2012
The Family Anthony Desio Baby Goon 2013
Hunting the Phantom Terrorist 2014
Colt 45 Masked assassin Paratrooper version 2014
PASKAL The Movie PASKAL drill 2018
The Outpost U.S. Army soldiers Modified to resemble M249 Paratrooper variant 2020
Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie SAT trooper Sumitomo Minimi 2021


Show Title Actor Character Notation Air Date
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Handled but never fired 2002 - 2006
Danny Sapani Cpl. Ricky Mann Fed from 200 round cloth ammo drum
Alex Reid Cpt. Caroline Walsh
Liam Garrigan Cpl. Ed Dwyer Fitted with FN FAL style folding stock and fed from 200 round cloth ammo bag
Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston Fed from 200 round cloth ammo bag and loose belts
Para model, fed from 30 round magazine
William Meredith Fender Para model, fed 200 round cloth ammo bag
Iris - Season 1 North Korean terrorists 2009

Video Games

Title As Notation Release Date
Resident Evil Game Can only be found in the PC version 1996
Project IGI: I'm Going In 2000
Project IGI 2: Covert Strike 2003
Project Reality Paratrooper version with optional SCROME J4 scope, EOTech red dot sight, and 100-round DPM camo cloth ammo bag 2005
Project Reality As the "L110A1" and "L110A2" L110 variants with optional SUSAT scope and 100-round DPM camo cloth ammo bag 2005
El Matador 2006
Forbidden Siren 2 "MINIMI 5.56mm Machine Gun" Sumitomo Minimi 2006
Little Busters! 2007
World in Conflict Cutscenes only 2007
7.62 High Calibre Standard and Para versions 2008
Wheelman w/ full stock and M249-style pistol grip and trigger guard 2009
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Minimi Minimi Para with heat-shield 2012
Survarium 2013
Squad L110A2, F89 Minimi UK L110A2 variant, iron sights or SUSAT and ADF F89 variant 2015
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare "Bruen Mk9" Minimi Mk3-style handguard, M240-like stock; added in Season 3 (2020) 2019
Caliber 2019


Film/Television Title Character Notation Date
Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front Aquironia soldier 1994
Gunsmith Cats 1995
Kochikame, The Movie Volvo Saigo 1999
Asobi ni Ikuyo! 2010


M249 with 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. This is the first pattern US adopted variant of the original FN Minimi. The only noticeable change from the Belgian Minimi is the rear sight design and cut outs in the buttstock.
M249 with folding carry handle and 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. This is a real blank adapted movie gun.
M249 with folding carry handle, heat shield, improved handguard, plastic stock, and 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. This is the M249 issued following the Product Improvement Program.
M249 Paratrooper with Picatinny rail and 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm
M249 Paratrooper with Picatinny rail - 5.56x45mm. This is a real blank adapted movie gun.
M249 Para with Rapid Fielding Initiative telescoping stock, short barrel, heat shield, RIS handguard, Picatinny rail, ACOG scope, and 100-round cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm

The M249 is the variant of the FN Minimi adopted by the US military.

The M249 Product Improvement Program (PIP) was a program began in the mid-1980s soon after adoption to address some of the problems that M249 had. The "PIP kit" retrofitted the issued M249s. The PIP kit replaced the original steel tubular stock with a solid plastic stock, replaced the adjustable gas port settings with a single one (preventing the gun from firing at the higher cyclic rate), adds a heat shield/handguard above the barrel, and replaces the fixed barrel changing handle/carry handle with a folding one. Parts of the gun parts were modified to prevent injuries. The bipod, pistol grip, flash hider, and sights were also modified.

The Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) in the 2000s introduced additional modifications, including an improved bipod, 100– and 200–round fabric ammo bags to replace the plastic drums, M4-like collapsible stocks, and adding Picatinny rails for the feed tray cover and forearm. The initiative also modified their M249s with short Paratrooper barrels. Parts from the RFI are commonly confused with those from the PIP, even though some of the parts (especially Picatinny rails) literally did not exist when PIP was introduced.

The M249 was originally designated the Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), but the designation was later dropped in 1994, according to the preface of FM (United States Army Field Manuals) 23-14 "M249 Light Machine Gun In The Automatic Rifle Role". The SAW name is still commonly (though inconsistently) used despite this.

Variants of the M249 are sometimes named with EX (X being a number) suffixes; M249E1 (or XM249E1) is associated with the pre-PIP original M249, M249E2 (or XM249E2) is associated with the post-PIP upgraded M249, and M249E3 is associated with the M249 Para. However, there does not appear to be any official use of these designations, and the official designation for all variants remained M249.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies archive footage 2001
Die Another Day US Army soldiers Paratrooper 2002
Tears of the Sun Nick Chinlund Michael "Slo" Slowenski Paratrooper version with cloth ammo pouch and accessory rail mounted on feed tray cover 2003
The Hunted Carrick O'Quinn Kohler 2003
Hulk Soldiers in the Secret Lab fitted with Cobray CM203 Flare Launcher 2003
Bad Boys II A member of the rescue team Paratrooper version 2003
Harsh Times 2005
Jarhead US Marines 2005
War of The Worlds US Army soldiers 2005
The Island Mercenaries Paratrooper model; mounted on fictional 'Black Wasp' airbikes 2005
The Tiger and the Snow US Army soldier 2005
Idiocracy Terry Crews President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Para, Red and blue highlights, presidential seal on ammo box 2006
28 Weeks Later US Army soldiers 2007
Redacted Daniel Stewart Sherman SPC B.B. Rush M249-E2 2007
Stop-Loss Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pfc. Tommy Burgess With Elcan M145 MGO 2007
I Am Legend Will Smith Dr. Robert Neville 2007
In the Valley of Elah Hans Steckley Cpl. Steckley Paratrooper version 2007
Iron Man Seen on table during weapons demonstration 2008
Detour (Snarveien) M249 Para, seen on the screen 2009
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Special Forces soldier With Elcan M145 MGO and suppressor 2009
District 9 MNU mercenaries 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Heavy Duty With grenade launcher 2009
Gamer Keith Jardine Mean Slayer With barrel shroud 2009
Battle: Los Angeles Gino Anthony Pesi Cpl. Nick Stavrou With ACOG scope 2011
Battle: Los Angeles US Marines With ACOG scope 2011
Colombiana Guard 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Lester Speight Eddie With barrel shroud and Aimpoint sight 2011
Special Forces Alain Figlarz Victor Paratrooper model with foregrip and ACOG sight 2011
Memorial Day Thomas Sellwood PFC Nick Sullivan With custom picatinny rail 2011
Memorial Day 34th Infantry Division soldiers 2011
New Kids Nitro Wesley van Galen Rikkert 2011
Safe House mercenary 2012
Act of Valor US Navy SEALs Fitted with red dot sights and RIS foregrips 2012
Red Dawn Josh Peck Matt Eckert 2012
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson Roadblock Standard M249 fitted with red dot sight and RIS handguard 2013
A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis John McClane Paratrooper model fitted with EOTech sight and RIS handguard 2013
Escape Plan A gunner on helicopter 2013
Escape Plan Arnold Schwarzenegger Swan Rottmayer 2013
American Sniper US Marine 2014
Sicario Mexican Federal Police 2015
Kilo Two Bravo A British Army soldier Paratrooper version 2015
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Henchmen RIS handguard 2016
Captain America: Civil War Sebastian Stan Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier With SureFire 100-round casket magazine and Leupold HAMR sight 2016
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back operatives 2016
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Various US Marines 2016
Wolf Warriors 2 Oleg Prudius Bear 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2 Seen in armory 2017
Logan Boyd Holbrook Donald Pierce 2017
The Fate of the Furious Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs with Trijicon MRO sight 2017
God Bless the Broken Road A US Army soldier with an M145 Machine Gun Optic 2018
Mile 22 soldiers 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Henry Cavill August Walker 2018
Terminator: Dark Fate Arnold Schwarzenegger T-800 Terminator C-Mag 100-round drum magazine 2019
6 Underground Corey Hawkins Blaine / "Seven" Para 2019
Extraction mercenary 2020
Black Widow US Army Soldiers Deleted scene 2021
Project Wolf Hunting Jung Moon-sung Kim Kyu-tae Paratrooper model 2022
The Gray Man mercenaries 2022
John Wick: Chapter 4 seen in armory 2023


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The X-Files - Season 9 US Army Soldiers Gulf War flashback sequence / "Providence" (S9E10) 2002
Red Cap Army Air Corps Gunner Paratrooper model 2003 - 2004
Over There Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams Starts out with the standard version, then changes to paratrooper version 2005
CSI: NY - Season 2 US Marine "Heroes" 2006
Generation Kill Billy Lush Lance Corporal Trombley 2008
US Marines
Battlestar Galactica (2004) - Season 4 Colonial Marine Paratrooper model with heat shield 2009
Ultimate Weapons US Marines 2010
Revolution Extra Militia Monroe 2013
Banshee - Season 2 Hoon Lee Job Episode 10 2014
Banshee - Season 3 Hoon Lee Job Episode 1 2015
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1 National Guardsman "The Dog" (S1E3) 2015
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 3 Black Hat Reservation resident Mounted on jeep; "The Unveiling" (S3E07), "Children of Wrath" (S3E08) 2017
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 4 Para, Mounted on 2007 BAE Systems Caiman CMTV; "What's Your Story?" (S4E01), "Just In Case" (S4E06), "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now" (S4E07), "No One's Gone" (S4E08), "Blackjack" (S4E13) 2018
Maggie Grace Althea "Al" Szewczyk-Przygocki Para; "...I Lose Myself" (S4E16)
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5 Para, Mounted on 2007 BAE Systems Caiman CMTV; "Skidmark" (S5E04) 2019
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 6 Para, Mounted on 2007 BAE Systems Caiman CMTV; "Welcome to the Club" (S6E02), "Honey" (S6E05), "Things Left to Do" (S6E09) 2020-2021
Cowboy Bebop (2021) Syndicate soldier 2021
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 7 Para, Mounted on 2007 BAE Systems Caiman CMTV; "Reclamation" (S7E06) 2021
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 8 Para, Mounted on 2007 BAE Systems Caiman CMTV; "Keeping Her Alive" (S8E10), "Fighting Like You" (S8E11) 2023
The Continental: From the World of John Wick Adam Shapiro Lemmy Anachronism; "Brothers in Arms" (S1E01) 2023

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Half-Life Only appears in the expansion pack Opposing Force, holds 50 rounds 1998
Parasite Eve II M249 Paratrooper version 1999
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear M249 SAW w/ 200-round ammo can Urban Operations expansion 2000
Counter-Strike M249 Paratrooper version 2000
Delta Force: Land Warrior 2000
Fallout Tactics FN M249 SAW w/ 30-round STANAG magazines 2001
Delta Force: Task Force Dagger 2002
America's Army 2002
Conflict: Desert Storm 2002
Conflict: Desert Storm II 2003
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield w/scope 2003
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero M249 Paratrooper version 2003
Ghost Squad "SAW24" "SAW25" Paratrooper version with Aimpoint Comp M2 and Knight's Armament vertical foregrip "SAW24" has infinite rounds with overheat function, "SAW25" has 50 rounds with grenade launcher, no overheating 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Counter-Strike: Source M249 Paratrooper version 2004
Far Cry Machine gun No stock 2004
Battlefield 2 With Minimi-style carry handle and muzzle brake Handheld or vehicle-mounted, or in fixed positions 2005
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat M249 SAW USMC and EU factions 2005
Close Combat: First to Fight M249 SAW 2005
Project Reality With paratrooper-style telescoping stock In fixed defensive positions 2005
Project Reality Paratrooper version with optional M145 MGO or ACOG scope, M4-style telescoping stock, RIS foregrip, and 100-round woodland camo cloth ammo bag 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories SAW 2006
Operation 7 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms With custom tiger-stripe paint scheme 2007
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare M249 SAW 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault 2007
Soldier of Fortune: Payback 2007
Cross Fire "M249 SAW" 2007
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames as the "Light MG" M249 (First Variant) 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company Paratrooper version 2008
Far Cry 2 Metal belt box 2008
Xenus 2: White Gold 2008
Saints Row 2 AR200 SAW 2008
Counter-Strike Online M249 Red (Christmas Special) and Skull-7 Anti-Zombie Variant (w/ 1.5x M145 MGO scope) Paratrooper version 2008
Terminator Salvation 2009
America's Army 3 With 200-round ammo drum or 100-round woodland camo ammo bag and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2009
ArmA II M249 SAW Also available in M249 Paratrooper and L110A1 models 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 M249 SAW Mounted on a log in the level "Whiskey Hotel"; also a console-spawned-only weapon in certain missions 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising M249 SAW 2009
Marines: Modern Urban Combat 2010
Just Cause 2 Machine Gun 2010
Fallout: New Vegas w/lower wooden handguard 2010
Delta Force: Xtreme 2 2010
Medal of Honor M249 SAW w/ MK 46 Mod 0 heat shield; other optional attachments 2010
Army of Two: The 40th Day M249 SAW Can be fitted with a variety of stocks, barrels, magazines, scopes, suppressors/muzzle brakes 2010
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 MK46 w/ Mk 46 Mod 0 heat shield M249 Para SAW 2011
Homefront M249 2011
Battlefield Play4Free With optional EOTech red dot sight 2011
Battlefield 3 M249 SAW w/ Mk 46 Mod 0 heat shield; other optional attachments 2011
SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs SR-N56 2011
War Inc. Battlezone w/ various attachments 2011
Karma Online 2011
Spec Ops: The Line 2012
Arctic Combat 2012
Ravaged 2012
State of Decay "M249 SAW" E2 version 2013
Payday 2 KSP Mk 46 handguard, buffer stocks M249 Para; added in age Weapon Pack 02 (2014) 2013
ArmA Tactics M249 M249 Para 2013
America's Army: Proving Grounds 2013
Battlefield 4 w/ Mk 46 Mod 0 heat shield 2011
Warface M249 Para Paratrooper with folded stock 2013
Insurgency M249 w/ various attachments 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly M249 SAW 2014
Squad M249 CompM4 red dot sight Paratrooper version with M4-style telescoping stock, RIS handguard, and 200-round drum magazine 2015
Rainbow Six Siege M249 w/various attachments Paratrooper version; added in the Operation Skull Rain expansion (2016); additional variant fed by magazines added in the Operation Burnt Horizon expansion (2019) 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds "M249" w/ various scopes 100-round ammo drum 2017
Far Cry 5 Collapsed paratrooper stock 2018
Ironsight MK46 w/ Mk 46 Mod 0 heat shield 2018
Insurgency: Sandstorm M249 2018
Vigor M249 E1 version 2018
Krunker Machine Gun Removed bipod, 60-round magazine, optional Pan AV reflex sight or ACOG scope Paratrooper version 2019
Far Cry New Dawn 2019
Far Cry 6 "Tacticool" Special edition/paid store item 2021
Battlefield 2042 Introduced in Season 2; standard and Para variants 2021
Arizona Sunshine 2 M249 Para w/ glow sights, top rail, plastic stock, heat shield, and 25-round box mags "Improved" variant w/ vertical foregrip, muzzle brake, FDE paint, and 50-round belt boxes available 2023


Film/Television Title Character Notation Date
Violence Jack: Hell's Wind Hen Hell's Wind biker 1990
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Batou M249 SAW 2002
Blood+ Red Shield personnel 2005
Flag mounted on UNF tank 2006
The Strange Case Files of Ryoko Yakushiji Lucienne 2008
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino Italian Army 2008
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Homura Akemi M249 SAW Paratrooper 2011
Sword Art Online II Player 2014
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple seen in armory 2016


Title Voice Actor Characters Notation Date
What If...? - Season 1 Sebastian Stan Bucky Barnes w/SureFire 100-round casket magazine and Leupold HAMR scope; "What If... Zombies!?" (S1E05) 2021
Love, Death & Robots - Season 3 Steve Blum Private Coutts "Kill Team Kill" (S3E05) 2022
Gabriel Luna Sergeant Nielson w/IMI Negev Commando parts, HAMR scope and underbarreled grenade launcher; "Kill Team Kill" (S3E05)
Andrew Kishino Private Erwin w/IMI Negev Commando parts and HAMR scope; "Kill Team Kill" (S3E05)
Seth Green Private Folen
normal or Para; seen in armory; "Kill Team Kill" (S3E05)
What If...? - Season 2 Sebastian Stan Bucky Barnes w/STANAG magazine and Leupold HAMR scope; "What If... Peter Quill Attacked Earth's Mightiest Heroes?" (S2E02) 2023
Black Widow Assassins w/Leupold HAMR scope, Magpul stock, and STANAG magazine; "What If... Captain Carter Fought the HYDRA Stomper?" (S2E05)

FN Minimi SPW

FN Minimi SPW with 100-round cloth ammo bag and RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm

The M249 SPW (Special Purpose Weapon), also known as the Minimi SPW or the M249E4, is a modified M249 Paratrooper developed by Fabrique Nationale in 1996 to meet the requirements of US special forces for a new, lightweight machine gun. The SPW has its carrying handle, STANAG magazine well, and vehicle mounting lug removed to reduce weight. It is equipped with a lighweight short barrel, a three-sided railed handguard, and a Picatinny rail on its feed tray cover. The M249's fixed bipod and plastic ammo box are replaced with a detachable bipod and a cloth ammo bag.

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter "MK48" w/ carry handle 2005
Rainbow Six: Vegas M249 SPW With optional ACOG scope, red dot sight, and improved stock 2006
Cross Fire "M249 Minimi SPW" 2007
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 M249 SPW with a variety of accesories and wrong buttstock when used by the player 2008
7.62 High Calibre 2008
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures "M249 MOD 2" 2009
Bodycount "Minimi" With 100-round solid drum 2011
Armed Forces Corps "M249 MOD 2" 2009

Mk 46 Mod 0

Mk 46 Mod 0 - 5.56x45mm

The Mk 46 Mod 0 is an improved version of the SPW that was adopted and used by US special forces since 2000. Compared to the SPW, the Mk 46 Mod 0 featured a heavier fluted barrel, a new railed handguard with a 12 o'clock rail, and a fixed M249 plastic stock instead of a metal telescoping Paratrooper stock. This version is no longer manufactured, and was retrofitted, along with a number of other weapon systems, into the Mk 46 Mod 1 in 2006.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
XXX 2: State of the Union Samuel L. Jackson August Gibbons 2005
XXX 2: State of the Union Ice Cube Darius Stone 2005
Elysium Adrian Holmes Manuel Mocked up to resemble a KAC ChainSAW 2013
6 Underground Delta Force operator 2019


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Notation Air Date
Future Weapons/Predators Richard Machowicz Richard Machowicz February 26, 2007

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Conflict: Global Terror 2005
Operation 7 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas MK46 w/variety of accessories 2006
World in Conflict Anachronistic 2007
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 MK46 w/variety of accessories 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Mk. 46 Mod 1 Actually a Mod 0 2008
7.62 High Calibre 2008
The 3rd Birthday 2010
Medal of Honor: Warfighter M249 Mk 46 Mod 1 / M249 / K3 SAW / Ksp 90 Mk 46 model also used to mock up models for M249, Daewoo K3, and Bofors Ksp 90 2012
Binary Domain Schwarzlose M-489 SAW Para stock, SAW-style handguard, enormous bayonet-like device 2012
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault M249-G4 w/ various attachments Actually a Mod 0, as seen on its markings on its side 2015
Black Squad "MK46" EOTech 556 and AN/PEQ-15 Buttstock from M249 paratrooper 2017
Trepang2 "Minigun" Vertical foregrip, optional suppressors, bayonets, laser, ELCAN Specter or "smart scope" Fictionalized with three rotating barrels and larger stock 2023


Title Voice Actor Characters Notation Date
Love, Death & Robots - Season 1 US Marine "Shape-Shifters" (S1E10) 2019

Mk 46 Mod 1

Mk 46 Mod 1 - 5.56x45mm NATO


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Notation Air Date
SEAL Team A.J. Buckley Sonny Quinn 2017-

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 Mk 46 Mod 1 w/ various attachments 2010
Call to Arms 2018

Mk 48 Mod 0

Mk 48 Mod 0 - 7.62x51mm NATO

The Mk 48 Mod 0 is the 7.62x51mm general-purpose machine gun variant of the Mk 46 Mod 0, and like that variant was developed for the requirements of USSOCOM. SOCOM had used the M240B as a stopgap replacement for the Mk 43 (their name for the M60E4), but found the 28-pound M240 insufficiently portable compared to the 22.5-pound M60E4. As a result they requested an LWMG ("Light Weight Machine Gun"), and FN Herstal responded in 2001 with a scaled-up Mk 46 which was both more reliable than the M60 and lighter (~18.5 pounds), and this entered production in 2003. This version is no longer manufactured, and all existing stocks were upgraded to the Mk 48 Mod 1 standard.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen NEST soldiers With Harris bipods, Aimpoint and Elcan M145 MGO sights 2009
SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden Xzibit Mule 2012
Zero Dark Thirty Navy SEAL With suppressor 2012
Lone Survivor Navy SEAL 2013
American Sniper Jake McDorman "Biggles" With ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-15 IR designator, and cloth ammo bag 2014
Bright SWAT 2017


Show Title Actor Character Notation / Episode Air Date
Future Weapons Richard Machowicz Richard Machowicz Predators February 26, 2007
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Combat Arms Mk.48 2004
Soldier of Fortune: Payback M48 SAW custom stock and carry handle w/ EOTEch, reflex scope or red dot scope 2007
7.62 High Calibre 2008
ArmA II M68 Aimpoint 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising Mk48 Mod 0 2009
Battlefield Play4Free "Veteran's M249 SAW" With optional EOTech red dot sight Depicted as upgraded version of Mk 46 Mod 0 2011
Operation Flashpoint: Red River 2011
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier MK48 w/ various attachments w/ M249 Para-type collapsing stock 2012
Arctic Combat 2012
Counter-Strike Online 2012
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019

Mk 48 Mod 1

Mk 48 Mod 1 - 7.62x51mm NATO

Improved version of the Mod 0 which began as a refurbishment program in 2006 and replaced the Mod 0 entirely as of 2010.


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Notation Air Date
SEAL Team A.J. Buckley Sonny Quinn 2018-

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Ghost Recon Online Mk 48 Mod 1 w/ various attachments 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Mk48 w/ various attachments 2012
Grand Theft Auto V "Combat MG" extended magazine, scope and angled foregrip w/ the STANAG adaptor of an M249 SAW and the buttstock of an M60 2013

C9 Light Machine Gun

C9 - 5.56x45mm
C9A1 with bipod removed, ELCAN scope, and 200-round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
C9A2 with ELCAN scope - 5.56x45mm

The C9 is a variant of the Minimi used by the Canadian Armed Forces, identifiable by the open front sight and rounded trigger guard as opposed to the hooded front sights and squared trigger guard on other Minimi variants. The upgraded version, the C9A1, features an ELCAN scope mounted on the feed tray cover and an optional vertical grip that mounts to the stock for added stability during prone firing. The newest version, the C9A2, is a mid-life upgrade that incorporates a paratrooper-length barrel and an overall olive drab coloration and M4-style telescoping stock to match the Canadian-issue C7A2 rifle.


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Battle for Haditha U.S. Marines Fitted with buttstock to pass for M249 SAW 2007
Hyena Road Canadian soldiers C9A2 2015

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Project Reality C9A2, with optional ELCAN scope and 100-round cloth ammo bag Handheld or vehicle-mounted 2005
Squad C9A2 2015

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