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RM2
RM-2
Country of origin

Mexico

Manufacturer(s)

Productos Mendoza

Designer(s)

Rafael Mendoza

Production began

1933

Weapon type

LMG

Caliber

.30-06 Springfield

Action

Gas

Overall length

1092mm

Barrel length

610mm

Weight

6.3kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

20 rounds

Cyclic rate

650rpm

Maximum effective range

548m

Muzzle velocity

2640fps

The Mendoza RM2 was a light machine gun similar to the M1918 BAR manufactured in Mexico. It was chambered in .30-06 Caliber and had a 20 round magazine fed from the top.

As Mendoza have been producing machine guns for the Mexican Army since 1933 and all have been noted for their lightness and cheap construction without sacrificing reliability. They use a gas cylinder system that delivers a short impulse to the piston, and the bolt is similar to that of the Lewis Gun, rotating and driven by two cams engaged with the piston rod. The RM2 is the most recent model and adds a simplified method of stripping, by simply removing a lock pin, the stock and rear of the receiver can be folded down to allow the bolt and piston to be withdrawn backwards.

VariantsEdit

C1934Edit

First variant chambered in the 7.92x57mm round and fed from a Madsen LMG magazine.

RM2Edit

Later variant chambered in the .30 06 round and fed from a 20 round overhead magazine.

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