.50 Cal. M3M Pintle Weapon System

FN Herstal

Category: Military Firearms And Accessories

PRODUCT RANGE

MFP = Medium Floor Pintle

one M3M machine gun

one MPH (Medium Pintle Head)

one MFPC (Medium Floor Pintle Connection)

MEP = Medium External Pintle

one M3M machine gun

one MPH (Medium Pintle Head)

one MEPC (Medium External Pintle Connection)

MWP = Medium Window Pintle

one M3M machine gun

one MPH (Medium Pintle Head)

one MWPC (Medium Window Pintle Connection)

 

Key

MFP, MEP, MWP

MissionsChopper

  • Suppressive fire against light armored vehicles
  • Suppressive fire in landing zones
  • Ground and aerial threat suppression (.50 cal. APEI round)
  • Training

Benefits

  • A .50 Cal. M3M especially designed by FN HERSTAL for airborne operations
  • high firing rate for "short time on target" (1,100 rpm)
  • open bolt firing to suppress cook-off problems
  • emergency travel lock
  • effective range (over 2,000 m)
  • optimised sighting system
  • long burst capability (can fire 600 rounds in one burst)
  • High hit probability. This weapon system is very easy to control because:
    -its balance during firing is outstanding
    -the recoil forces are absorbed (elastic craddle)
    -the handles are on the pintle head and not on the gun
  • Pintle connections which are specifically designed for each aircraft and available in two different basic versions :
    -floor pintle connection
    -external pintle connection
  • A .50 Cal Pintle head especially developped for M3M airborne operations
  • light weight
  • wide angle of operation (vertical +1° / -60° ; horizontal, maximum of 180° ; stops are adapted to helicopter)
  • maximum firepower (flexible chute feeding for increased ammo capacity)
  • link collector
  • minimised effort to recock (around 350 N)

.50 Cal Pintel

Technical data :

 

M3M Machine gun

LENGTHS

 

Overall

1,520 mm - 59.8 in

Barrel (chrome plated + stellite)

914 mm - 36 in

Rifled lenght of the barrel

810 mm - 31.9 in

WEIGHTS

 

Machine gun, complete

35.8 kg - 79.9 lb

Barrel

5 kg - 11 lb

TYPE OF FIRING

Automatic

RATE OF FIRING

adjustable 1,025 +/- 75 rpm

EJECTION

 

Cartridge cases

downward

Links

left or righ side depending on the feeding

AMMUNITION BOXES

 

Ammunition box (100 rounds)

 

Length

300 mm - 11.8 in

Width

150 mm - 5.9 in

Height

180 mm - 71 in

Weight, full load

14.4 kg - 31.7 lb

Ammunition box (600 rounds)

 

Length

630 mm - 24.8 in

Width

195 mm - 7.7 in

Height

555 mm - 21.9 in

Weight, full load

93 kg - 204.6 lb

Weight, full load w. feed chute

+/- 96.4 kg - 212 lb

 

MPH PINTLE HEAD

Overall lenght

890 mm - 35.04 in

Width

535 mm - 21 in

Height

570 mm - 22.4 in

Weight, empty

31.4 kg - 70 lb