Rheinmetall MG 60

The Rheinmetall MG60 is a general purpose machine gun of West German origin. The weapon is a post-World War II derivative of the MG45.[1] The weapon is lighter in weight and has a high rate of fire and has an unusual trigger guard.

Rheinmetall MG60
TypeGeneral purpose machine gun
Place of originWest Germany
Production history
DesignerRheinmetall
Designed1960
Specifications
Length1115 mm
Barrel length500 mm

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
Caliber7.62 mm
ActionRecoil
Rate of fire800-1,000 rpm
Effective firing range800 m
Maximum firing range1000 m
Feed systembelt

References

  1. Weisswange, Jan-P. "Sweet little Sixty - das MG60" (in German). Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.

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