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
Length1115 mm
Barrel length500 mm

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


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

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