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FN Minimi Para
FN Minimi
Country of origin

Belgium

Designer(s)

FN Herstal

Weapon type

Light Machine Gun

Caliber

5.56x45mm NATO

Action

Gas-operated, open bolt

Overall length

1,038 mm (41 in) Para: 914 mm (stock extended), 766 mm (retracted)

Barrel length

465 mm (18 in) Para: 349 mm

Weight empty

7.1 kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

200-round M27 disintegrating belts, 100 or 200-round reusable soft packs, 90 round drum magazines, 100-round Beta C-Mag, 20/30/40-round STANAG Magazines

Cyclic rate

725 round/min with linked belt

Maximum effective range

1,000 m Para variant: 800 m

The FN Minimi is a light machine gun developed and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal, designed for section support. It fires the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge.

Design detailsEdit

The FN Minimi, as stated before, uses a 5.56x45mm NATO round fed by a 30 round STANAG magazine, 100 round drum, or a 200 round belt. It can share ammunition with any 5.56x45mm NATO firearm and is lighter than previous light machine guns which fired the heavier 7.62x51mm NATO round.

UsageEdit

Variants of the FN Minimi are used by the U.S. (FN M249 SAW) and the U.K. (L110A1).

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