What is a 240 gun?

What is a 240 gun?

The M240B is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position. This reliable 7.62mm machine gun delivers more energy to the target than the smaller caliber M-249 SAW.

When was the M240 made?

M240 machine gun

Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240
Produced 1977–present
Variants See Variants
Mass M240B: 27.1 pounds (12.3 kg) M240G: 25.6 pounds (11.6 kg) M240L: 22.3 pounds (10.1 kg)

Is a 240 a machine gun?

The M240B (formerly called as the M240E4) is the standard infantry medium machine gun of the U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard likewise utilize the weapon system, and is also still used by some units in the U.S. Army. It is almost always referred to as the “M240 Bravo” or just “240” verbally.

Does the US still use M60 machine gun?

Starting with Ranger battalions, the U.S. Army began adopting and modifying M240 variants to replace their remaining M60s in the early 1990s. The M60, though largely phased out, continued to be used in the 21st century by U.S. Navy SEALs.

How heavy is an M60 machine gun?

10.5 kg
M60 machine gun

Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60
Mass 10.5 kg (23.15 lb)
Length 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Barrel length 560 mm (22.0 in)
Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO

What was the purpose of the 240 mm howitzer?

The weapon addressed the requirement for super heavy field artillery capable of attacking heavily reinforced targets like those likely to be found along the Siegfried Line . The 240 mm howitzer M1 was designed together with the longer ranged 8-inch Gun M1, and they both shared a related carriage.

Where did the M240G Machine Gun come from?

A Marine inserts an ammunition belt into the feed tray of the M240G. The US adoption of the MAG has its origins in the late 1960s/early 1970s as a project to procure a new coaxially mounted 7.62 mm machine gun for tanks to replace the M73 and M219 machine guns then being used.

What’s the weight of a 240 mm mortar?

240 mm mortar M240. The Soviet 240 mm Mortar M240 is a 240 millimetres (9.4 in) breech loading smoothbore heavy mortar that fires a 130 kilograms (290 lb) projectile.

When was the.240 Weatherby Magnum cartridge made?

The .240 Weatherby Magnum was developed in 1968 by Roy Weatherby. In the development of his own .240in/6 mm cartridge, Weatherby was significantly influenced by both the success and the limitations of the .244 H&H Magnum cartridge devised in England by his friend and colleague David Lloyd. It was the last cartridge to be designed by Roy Weatherby.

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