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MG-60
Rheinmetall MG60
Country of origin

West Germany

Designer(s)

Rheinmetall Defence AG

Year(s) designed

1960

Production began

1960

Production ended

1961

Number built

2

Weapon type

General purpose machine gun

Caliber

7.62×51mm NATO

Action

Recoil

Cyclic rate

800 to 1000 RPM or 1800 RPM (disputed)

The MG60 was a prototype general purpose machine gun designed and manufactured by German company Rheinmetall Defence AG.

OverviewEdit

The MG60 was an improved version of the World War II-era MG 42 derived MG 42V, or MG 45. It was upgraded internally, with a hammer within the piston, and it also different externally. Only two prototypes were produced before the project was cancelled. One of them is currently on display in a museum.