M-60 7.62 mm Machine Gun

M-60 On Combat Patrol, 1st Cav Div

M-60 Ready For Action, 173rd Airborne

Caliber: 7.62 mm NATO
Max effective range: 1200 yards
Max range: 4075 yards
Velocity: 2800 fps
Rate of fire: 500-650 rounds per minute
Weight: 19.6 pounds
Length: 42 inches

The M-60 machine gun fires the standard NATO 7.62 mm ammunition and can penetrate light armor. This weapon proved its combat effectiveness, by providing both suppresive and defensive fire, on many combat missions. It is a gas operated, link belt fed, air cooled machine gun, with a quick change barrel. One gunner melted three barrels during one combat operation.