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British Army - The Infantry - 5.56mm Minimi Light Machine Gun - a5a14.3 - Armed Forces

THE INFANTRY

5.56MM MINIMI LIGHT MACHINE GUN


FN Herstalís Minimi belt fed 5.56mm Light Machine Gun (LMG)

FN Herstalís Minimi belt fed 5.56mm Light Machine Gun (LMG), has entered service on a scale of one per four-man fire team.

The Minimi has been used operationally by British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and the UK MoD is buying 2,472 weapons.

The contract which will boost the firepower within infantry sections was believed to have been completed in late 2007.

The Minimi is in service with the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand as well as the US Armed Forces.

5.56MM MINIMI LIGHT MACHINE GUN Specifications

Effective Range

800m

Calibre

5.56mm

Length

914mm

Weight

7.1kg

Feed

100-round disintegrating belt

Cyclic Rate of Fire

700 to 1000rpm