The M3M Pintle Weapon System for Multirole Vehicle (.50 Cal Machine Gun)

FN Herstal

Category: Military Firearms And Accessories

High Firing Rate .50 Cal. Machine Gun
Missions

  • Suppressive fire against light armored vehicles.
  • Threat suppression(.50 cal. APEI round)
  • Training

Benefits

  • High hit probability

This weapon is very easy to use because :

  • its balance during firing is outstanding
  • the recoil forces are absorbed (soft mount)
  • the handles are on the pintle and not on the gun
  • High firing rate (1,100 rpm)
  • Effective range : 2,000 m
  • No cook-off problems (open bolt firing)
  • No timing adjustment required
  • Minimised effort to recock
  • Wide angle of operation
  • Fully safe and reliable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Long burst capability

The FN .50 Cal. M3M pintle weapon system can fire 600 rounds in one single burst

High Firing Rate .50 Cal. Machine Gun
Technical data:

M3M Machine
Lenghs

Overall length: 1,1520 mm - 59.8 in
Barrel (chrome plated + stellite): 914 mm - 36 in
Rifled length 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 Fire
automatic

Rate of Fire
adjustable 1, 025 +/- 75 rpm

Ejection
Cartridge case: downwards
Links: left or right depending of feeding

MPH/ Medium Pintle Head

Overall length with retracted shoulder: 910 mm - 35.83 in
Overall length with deployed shoulder: 1,302 mm - 51.26 in
Width: 378 mm - 14.88 in
Weight, empty: 32 kg - 7.5 lb

Options

600 rounds ammunition box fully loaded: 96.4 kg - 212 lb
Optical reflex sight: NVG (Night Vision Goggles capability)
Illuminator / Laser pointer