Thats basically what we use in the US Army. We call it M 240-B machine gun. http://www.military.com/Resources/EQG/EQGmain?file=M240B_Gun&cat=w&lev=2 They are better than the M 60, but not as good as the M 249 SAW: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m249.htm Here is an interesting site about AK-47 versus M-16 http://www.ak-47.us/AK-47vsM-16.php
RK 62, Finnish AK version. Unlike what the link in the post above says, it's accurate at 150m prone, and 50m standing. At 300m you still have a chance to hit things.
RK 95, newer version.
KK 62, old mg with some reliabilty problems
PKM, replacing the KK62
HMG, to pick out those irritating M-16s at range :) Pic is odd as the user doesn't have his gear on, but that's the best I found on their website
Old sniper rifle, same purpose...
And finally the real stuff 81mm mortar radio SANLA
I'm sure the military won't be mad at me for spoiling their bandwidth with some propaganda.. And sorry for going further o/t.
mast3rofuppets the AK5 is based on the FNC is it not?
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
vladtemplar Thats basically what we use in the US Army. We call it M 240-B machine gun.[/quote]
The "real" name of it is FN MAG :).They are better than the M 60, but not as good as the M 249 SAW
Yeah, the FN Minimi is the standard LMG in the Swedish army too (you call it M249, we call it KSP 90). Keep in mind that my dad served in the 70's ;). We still use the KSP 58 though.
[QUOTE=Artie Bucco]mast3rofuppets the AK5 is based on the FNC is it not?
Yeah, it's based on the FN FNC (the belgians makes some kick-ass firearms).
The Ak 5 is now the main personal weapon for our combat units. The tests for the Ak 5 started during the seventies. It became apparent that we had a great shortage of assault rifles. In an event of a mobilization as late as the seventies only about 40% of the armed forces could have been equipped with automatic weapons (Ak4 and SMG). 200-300.000 more assault rifles was needed. The alternatives was to buy more Ak 4 or purchase a new weapon. Considering that the rest of the world was heading for a smaller and lighter calibreweapons and the estimated costs of the choices it was decided to purchase a new weapon. Between 1970 and -75 the following weapons was tried: 1. Colt M16 2. Stoner 63A1 3. Armalite Ar18 4. Steyer Aug 5. Beretta M70 6. Imi Galil 7. FN FNC 8. FN CAL 9. FFV 890 C 10. Sig 540 11. Hk 33 For the final trials 1979-82 two weapons remained: FFV 890 C och FN FNC. They turned out superior, primarily in winter environments and durability. FFV 890 C was a modified Galil which in its construction is based on the Ak 47 and the finnish M62 but in caliber 5.56 mm. After the final trials FN FNC was declared the winner. The weapon was modified inthree stages 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84 and was adopted after tests at FJS (The Paratrooper School) 1985. The first delivery was in 1986.
------ The AK5 assault rifle is essentially similar to the Belgian FN FNC rifle, except for several modifications. First, the AK5 has no provision for the 3-round burst mode, and will fire only single shots or full auto. Second, the buttstock and handguards are made longer and more suitable for winter conditions, and the charging handle enlarged for better grip when using arctic mittens. Special surface treatment is used for better protection against the elements.
We're currently testing out the new version of the AK5, the AK 5 CF (will be called AK5 C when it enters service).
Aimpoint red-dot sight, last-round stop thingy, tactical sling, better muzzlebreak (is that what you call it), pistol grip, etc, etc.