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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

Weapon type

Light machine gun

Caliber

7.62x51mm NATO

Action

Recoil

Cyclic rate

1800 rounds per minute

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

OverviewEdit

The MG60 was an improved version of the World War II-era MG42. 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 is currently on display in a museum.

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