Madsen-Saetter machine gun
The Madsen-Saetter machine gun was a Danish general-purpose machine gun designed in the early 1950s by Eric Larsen-Saetter.
|Madsen-Saetter machine gun|
Madsen-Saetter on naval mount
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||Denmark|
|Mass||11.6 kg (25.57 lb)|
|Length||1,290 mm (50.8 in)|
|Barrel length||660 mm (26.0 in)|
|Rate of fire||700 - 1000 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||838 m/s (2,749 ft/s)|
|Sights||blade foresight and a tangent notch rearsight|
The machine gun was tested by the British Army but the FN MAG was preferred. Indonesia produced the Mark II version in .30-06 under license at Pindad. Salvadoran Army also received Madsen-Saetters in .30-06, some being latter locally modified to fire 7.62×51mm NATO rounds.
- Madsen-Saetter Mk I
- Madsen-Saetter Mk II
- Madsen-Saetter Mk III: more reliable and shorter version, developed from 1959
- Madsen-Saetter Mk IV: new version, shorter and lighter
- Madsen-Saetter tank machine gun: prototype of tank-mounted version
- Masen-Saetter cal. 50 machine gun: prototype of a .50 BMG version
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