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Besal

Besalmk2

Besal
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Production began

1940

Weapon type

Light machine gun

Caliber

.303 British

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30 rounds

Cyclic rate

600rpm


The Besal was a light machine gun of British origin. The weapon was intended as a backup for the Bren gun as it was lighter, simpler, cheaper, and easier to manufacture, but was eventually deemed unneeded.

ReferencesEdit

  • Modern Small Arms” by Major Frederick Myatt, Salamander Books, 1978
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