FN MAG

The MAG is a Belgian 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun, designed in the early 1950s at Fabrique Nationale (FN) by Ernest Vervier. It is used in 70 countries, in 25 of those countries it is a standard-issue support weapon, it was produced locally in 6 countries (Argentina, Egypt, India, Singapore, Taiwan, USA and the United Kingdom). The weapons name is an abbreviation for Mitrailleuse d\'Appui General general purpose machine gun (GPMG). The MAG is available in three primary versions: the standard, heavy infantry Model 60-20 machine gun, the Model 60-40 coaxial machine gun for armoured fighting vehicles and the Model 60-30 aircraft variant.

FN MAG
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Fabrique Nationale
Origin Belgium
Country Name Origin Year
Belgium 1958
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fabrique Nationale View

Type General-purpose machine gun
Place of origin Belgium
Service history
In service 1958-present
Used by Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Cuba
Cyprus
Democratic Republic of Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Egypt
Estonia
France
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guatemala
Greece
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Panama
Pakistan
Rhodesia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
Sweden
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wars Congo Crisis
Indonesian Confrontation
Rhodesian Bush War
South African Border War
Namibian War of Independence
Six-Day War
War of Attrition
Yom Kippur War
The Troubles
Falklands War
Gulf War
2003 Iraq conflict
Afghanistan Conflict
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Libyan Civil War
Production history
Designer Ernest Vervier
Designed 1950s
Manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN)
U.S. Ordnance
Produced 1958–present
Number built 200,000
Specifications
Weight 11.79 kg (25.99 lb)
Length 1,263 mm (49.7 in)
Barrel length 630 mm (24.8 in)
Width 118.7 mm (4.7 in)
Height 263 mm (10.4 in)
Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, open bolt
Rate of fire 650–1,000 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s (2,756 ft/s)
Effective firing range 800 m
Maximum firing range 1,800 m from tripod
Feed system Non-disintegrating DM1 or disintegrating M13 linked belt
Sights Folding leaf sight with aperture and notch, front blade

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