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KSP90 - light machinegun

Ksp90

Ksp90 is the Swedish designation of the Fabrique National Minimi, which is known in the US Army as the M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon). It uses the same ammunition (5.56 NATO) and magazines as the AK5 and M16. It can also be belt-fed, usually from a 200-round casette that is attached under the weapon. When a magazine is used the weapon is light enough so you can ski with it, which is a significant advantage over a medium machinegun. It has a foldable bipod and carrying handle. The carrying handle is attached to the barrel, so it can be easily replaced. You usually carry an extra barrel so you can change barrels after firing 200 rounds (at the same time you change to a new casette). The main targets are enemy troops and unarmored vehicles (trucks, jeeps, etc).


Specifics:  
Manufacturer: Fabrique National, Belgium
Calibre: 5.56 x 45 mm (5.56 NATO)
Weight: 7.5 kg (with 30 round magazine)
10.0 kg (with 200 round casette)
Length: 1040 mm
Rate of fire: 700-1000 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 930 m/s
Effective range: 500 m

 

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