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FN Minimi machine gun (Mini Mitrailleuse)

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FN Minimi machine gun (Mini Mitrailleuse)

The FN Minimi machine gun was created by the Belgian company FN in 1974. He created the machine gun Ernest Verviers, which, unfortunately, is little known to the public (although he also participated in the creation of such a machine gun). armory legends like FN FAL and FN MAG). Minimi immediately took its niche in infantry weapons. A machine gun with tape power, under the cartridge of an intermediate caliber, significantly increased the firepower of the squads.


It is interesting to note that the Minimi prototype was created for the 7.62x51 cartridge, but then the caliber was changed in favor of the 5.56x45.
The principle of operation of the automatic machine gun based on the removal of gases from the barrel, which push the gas piston acting on the bolt carrier. The bolt carrier begins to move backward, but the bolt remains motionless for the time being. After some time, the shutter is unlocked. This is done to ensure that the pressure in the barrel has dropped to acceptable values ​​by the time the bolt is unlocked. The bolt is locked by cranking the larva and has an 2 lug. Shooting is conducted from an open shutter, which provides better ventilation of the chamber and the barrel.

The machine gun has a two-position gas regulator. As usual with machine guns, the second position of the gas regulator is used only in difficult firing conditions and is not designed for long-term operation under normal conditions. Also, the second position raises the rate of fire to more than 1000 rounds per minute. The weapon has a mechanical button fuse above the pistol grip. In the "protected" position, the sear disconnects with the other elements of the trigger. The machine gun has only an automatic fire mode.

Mimini is equipped with a quick-detachable barrel that allows you to continue firing when overheated. Also because of this, you can often watch modifications of a machine gun with a different barrel than is provided for.

A US Marine is firing from a M249 Para with a PIP barrel mounted.

The receiver of the machine gun is made of extruded steel, the pistol grip and handguard are polymer or metal (depending on the modification). The weapon is equipped with a folding bipod.
The original version of the FN Minimi had a polymeric forearm and a metal frame butt. The Para model created on its base was completed with a shortened barrel and a telescopic frame butt.

Caliber 5.56x45 \ 7.62x51 (options).
Weight 5-8.5 kg (options).
Barrel length 465 \ 349 \ 406 \ 502 mm (options).
Power supply split-link tape \ STANAG store or tape only (options).
The rate of fire 750-1000 shots per minute.
Overall length 766-1040 mm (options).
The principle of operation of automation: gas outlet, turning the bolt.

In 1982, the FN Minimi machine gun was adopted by the United States under the M249 index as part of the Army Small Arms Program after conducting competitions for the SAW (squad automatic weapon) concept. Also, Minimi Para was adopted as the M249 Para. By 1985, the M249 production order was suspended due to military dissatisfaction with burns on the open part of the barrel of the machine gun. In connection with this was launched
program product improvement program (PIP) to address these shortcomings. A modernization kit was released for existing machine guns, including a new polymer
closed on the fore-end and polymer awkward stock with a hydraulic compensator recoil. New machine guns that were released after the implementation of the PIP program have lost
two-position gas regulator in favor of one-position. The handle for carrying was transferred to a removable barrel. On some parts of the machine gun were added chamfers for
prevent cuts about them. All butts and trunks of all versions M249 are interchangeable.

M249 PIP.

M249 Para

After some time, within the programs of the Soldier Enhancement Program and the Rapid Fielding Initiative, a cloth box-cartridge pouches for ribbons were created, on top of the receiver were added
Picatinny rails, and the butt replaced by a telescopic multi-position. Also within these programs, a metal forearm with Picatinny rails has been created.

Machine gunner US Army machine gun M249 Para last modified.

By order of US SOCOM, a Minimi Para modification was created known as M249 SPW (Special purpose weapon). To facilitate the possibility of store supply was removed from the machine gun,
installed metal forearm with Picatinny rail.

M249 SPW

Another version of the machine gun for special forces called Mk 46 Mod 0. The modification is equipped with a lightweight barrel, high metal forearm with Picatinny rail. The possibility of food from the stores removed. Later an improved version of the Mk 46 Mod 1 was created, among other things, also equipped with titanium bipods.

Mk46 Mod 0

Separately, it is worth mentioning such a modification of the machine gun as the Mk 48 Mod 0. Option created by order of US SOCOM, chambered for 7.62x51. The main difference from the version for chuck 5.56х45 is the new self-regulating gas discharge system and the new hydraulic recoil compensator in the butt. Sights also differ. A modification of the Mk 48 Mod 1 with a shortened barrel was also released.

Mk48 Mod 0

All M249 machine guns are manufactured by FN in the USA.

FN Minimi is adopted and produced in many countries:
In Australia, under the index F89. The flame arrester from the FN MAG is installed on it.
In Belgium, under the indexes Minimi M2 and Minimi M3 (Para version).
In Canada, under the symbol С9.
In Italy, produced under license from Beretta.
In Japan, it is produced under license by Sumitomo Heavy Industries.
In Sweden, under the symbol Ksp 90.
In Switzerland, under the symbol LMg 05.
In Taiwan under the symbol T75.
In the UK, under the indexes L108A1 and L110A1 (version Para).

The machine gun in its characteristics surpasses such samples as the Russian PKK, the British L86 LSW and other machine guns under an intermediate cartridge, fed exclusively from shops. AT
Unlike these samples, Minimi was originally created as a machine gun, and is not an adaptation of the assault rifles that existed at that time.
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  1. makarov
    makarov 16 November 2013 08: 08
    +1
    "The machine gun is superior in its characteristics to such samples as the Russian PKK .."
    I cannot agree with the author’s conclusion on this position. Since the PKK fully fulfills its functional properties. And if you compare the number of delays and failures, for example, by 5 shots, then the PKK will take first place as the best.
    1. Srgsoap
      Srgsoap 16 November 2013 08: 56
      23
      Hello, but still let me disagree with you. The PKK is not essentially a machine gun, and here the author is right, the PKK is the same AK with a weighted and elongated barrel, bipod, etc. Just a machine gun class FN MINIMI or NEGEV is not enough for our army. And the Belgian machine gun, thanks to the ability to change barrels and modifications is very flexible in tactical use.
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 16 November 2013 09: 15
        +5
        Quote: SrgSoap
        And the Belgian machine gun, thanks to the ability to change barrels and modifications is very flexible in tactical use

        You would see how the movie on the shutter twists, and then try to eliminate the delay for about 10 minutes ... The machine gun was not yet unfinished, it’s already gone 6 mark and has not gotten rid of childhood illnesses, as in the new versions the backstage of rounds of rounds of eight twists from prolonged shooting .
        Quote: SrgSoap
        NEGEV is missing our army

        Of course, it’s not enough, especially when the draft of the gas outlet into the glass is crushed, it was not in vain that the Jews later refused dual power and generally returned to NATO’s 7,62x51 caliber.
        1. Srgsoap
          Srgsoap 16 November 2013 09: 28
          +7
          I will not argue with you, the question here is not that these machine guns should be in our army, but something of a similar class and with tape power. I also think that it is impossible to compare MINIMI with the PKK.
          1. Timeout
            Timeout 16 November 2013 10: 41
            +1
            Well, if so, then Minimi is closer in size and weight to RMB. And a bag with a ribbon is not the most convenient and easy thing, alas, mobility is not very.
          2. Prapor-527
            Prapor-527 16 November 2013 18: 12
            +4
            A comparison with the RPD would be more correct ...
        2. Katsin1
          Katsin1 16 November 2013 12: 13
          +2
          Your untruth. Negev is still in service, the soldiers love him very much. Much lighter and more convenient than MAG
          1. Timeout
            Timeout 16 November 2013 14: 20
            +7
            What is my untruth? MAG and Negev were compared. Didn’t they take them into service? By the way, at the request of very loving soldiers! At the range of the actual fire, the Negev does not overtake the same Tavor or M-7, but the density of fire is slightly higher. Many talk about sweeps, only everyone talks about Stalingrad, they say the fascists are in threes, a machine gunner with a mower and two grenadiers. Dear, I went through both companies myself, and I know for sure what is better than you know firsthand how to behave when cleaning a building. The machine gunner will not help much with concentrated fire from different points. In this case, and on AK, so on the M-4, you can hang a tambourine and eggs, significantly maneuverable.
            1. Witold
              Witold 16 November 2013 14: 51
              -4
              HB-7? For the first time I hear about such a machine gun.
              1. Timeout
                Timeout 16 November 2013 15: 02
                +6
                For readers only in Latin Negev NG-7!
      2. iConst
        iConst 16 November 2013 12: 02
        +4
        Plus. A machine gun of this class is very necessary. With a modern intense battle, maneuverability and a change of barrel in a matter of seconds can decide the outcome of a battle.
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 16 November 2013 14: 24
          10
          Did you try to change the barrel of a machine gun in a short-lived battle? In theory, on all machine guns, he practically changes at once, only in 50% of cases the calculation for some reason gets an overdose of lead.
      3. militarist63
        militarist63 22 September 2020 02: 09
        0
        Oh what a great achievement "the ability to change the barrels"! From the experience of the combat use of the PKK, he has no particular need to change the barrels! But in the case of MINIMI, while you eliminate the delays (which were not noticed in the PKK a priori) ..., your barrel may cool down ... and there will be no need to change it! laughing
  2. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 November 2013 08: 44
    +5
    Oh oh oh ! That's when the Taliban will throw our PKK m and switch to this miracle of technology - maybe I’ll believe it is better.
    1. anomalocaris
      anomalocaris 16 November 2013 08: 58
      +2
      Do not wait.
    2. Krilion
      Krilion 16 November 2013 10: 50
      +5
      Quote: a.hamster55
      Oh oh oh ! That's when the Taliban will throw our PKK m and switch to this miracle of technology - maybe I’ll believe it is better.



      the Taliban would have done so a long time ago if the harsh truth corresponded to the author’s conclusions ... nevertheless, practitioners are choosing the PKK for now ...
  3. alex-cn
    alex-cn 16 November 2013 09: 22
    11
    A good article, but the question is to the author - where is the intermediate cartridge in this machine gun? 7,62x51- rifle, 5.45- already small-caliber ... I had very little to shoot from small-caliber weapons, still served at the time of the AKM, but nevertheless, it seems to me that a machine gun claiming to be the main or single should have a fraud exceeding standard weapons infantry, because in fact the main task of machine guns is to prevent the enemy from approaching the range of mass actual fire. If I’m not right, I ask you to refute it reasonably.
    1. Akim
      Akim 16 November 2013 11: 06
      +3
      Quote: alex-cn
      7,62x51- rifle, 5.45- already small-caliber ..

      Mixed in a bunch. 7,62-medium caliber. caliber. And they called the intermediate one because of the sleeve, which is between the rifle and pistol.
    2. Timeout
      Timeout 16 November 2013 16: 58
      +1
      Quote: alex-cn
      in fact, the main task of machine guns is to prevent the enemy from approaching the range of mass actual fire.


      Very true words! Almost as a wording from the instructions for firing from a single machine gun of the 1965 PC!
  4. cosmos-alex
    cosmos-alex 16 November 2013 09: 27
    13
    Use in the army RPD-46, belt power, 7,62 by 39.
    1. Bagatur
      Bagatur 16 November 2013 18: 41
      0
      Oho ... does he eat that? Can I have more info about him? The first time I learned that the beyl machine gun 7.62x39
      1. REZMovec
        REZMovec 16 November 2013 23: 28
        +3
        Quote: bagatura
        Oho ... does he eat that? Can I have more info about him? The first time I learned that the beyl machine gun 7.62x39


        For reference. He himself served with this - the finest machine gun. I advise)))
        1. anomalocaris
          anomalocaris 17 November 2013 08: 26
          +3
          RPD - a sewing machine for medium distances. I absolutely agree with you. I had the pleasure of shooting.
  5. AlexA
    AlexA 16 November 2013 10: 16
    +7
    Colleagues, what does the PC not satisfy? 7,62x53R, tape power, interchangeable barrels, automatic fire with an open shutter, bipod, the same dimensions and weight. It seems the same.
    1. Krilion
      Krilion 16 November 2013 10: 51
      +4
      Quote: AlexA
      Colleagues, what does the PC not satisfy? 7,62x53R, tape power, interchangeable barrels, automatic fire with an open shutter, bipod, the same dimensions and weight. It seems the same.




      little advertising on TV and in the media .. this is the only reason ..
      1. avt
        avt 16 November 2013 11: 07
        +5
        Quote: AlexA
        Colleagues, what does the PC not satisfy?

        Quote: Krilion
        little advertising on TV and in the media .. this is the only reason ..

        good In addition to the argument that you need tape power because you need it, you really can’t hear anything. Well, you need it because they have it.
        Quote: gekon
        Pecheneg "he can also give him a head start

        Naturally, since initially a single machine gun under the normal cartridge for a machine gun. Well, what's the point for us to repeat nonsense after them !? First, make an intermediate 5,45x56, and then, well, suddenly, due to the circumstances that have arisen with the lack of power of this weapon, "sculpt 7,62x51 ?? What kind of dances are these? Two steps to the left, two steps to the right, a step at the pirot and two ago? Well, the song of all songs about weapons for each of the "specific tasks".
    2. Akim
      Akim 16 November 2013 11: 13
      +3
      Quote: AlexA
      Colleagues, what does the PC not satisfy?

      These are machine guns of different classes and, accordingly, another state distribution. This is a machine gun on the branch. PKM is the only one, it’s to the platoon.
      1. Vilor
        Vilor 16 November 2013 13: 29
        +4
        Well, now the PKK is giving way to PKM, it seems already in all units of the RF Armed Forces. In our reconnaissance groups, I never even saw the PKK, everyone who served and is serving in motorized rifle units also very rarely sees it.
      2. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris 16 November 2013 18: 12
        +4
        Already introduced in the departments. In fact, this process began back in Afghanistan. The only drawback of PKM is the mass of ammunition. But with normal supply, this disadvantage can be put.
  6. gecko
    gecko 16 November 2013 10: 47
    +1
    People what do you ask? Pecheneg "can give him a head start
  7. Akim
    Akim 16 November 2013 11: 14
    +1
    In that year, the exercises showed Minimi and Negev to the caliber 5,45.
  8. bistrov.
    bistrov. 16 November 2013 11: 20
    +6
    In my opinion, they all in vain abandoned the RPD in favor of the PKK. What is the PKK? It was correctly said here that this is essentially a Kalashnikov assault rifle with an elongated barrel. Nevertheless, it must be admitted that Minimi has interesting ideas, the main ones being mixed food: tape and from the store, as well as an interchangeable barrel. This allows continuous fire. Moreover, this machine gun is designed for an intermediate or 5,45 -patron. Such a machine gun is very necessary for the motorized rifle squad, and even in the landing it will not be superfluous.
    1. Srgsoap
      Srgsoap 16 November 2013 12: 34
      +2
      At the expense of mixed nutrition, a moot point, but one point. As far as I know, we don’t use loose ribbons on any small arms, and using ordinary belts on an assault light machine gun will cause certain inconvenience, etc. Who has info about the use of loose ribbons on our small arms, please share information. Thank.
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 16 November 2013 15: 00
        +5
        M13 loose belts have been the standard for NATO machine guns recently. Disadvantages, very difficult equipment in combat conditions (the tape is already equipped from the factory), especially in winter conditions. Because of this feature, they fell asleep when they were in fire contact for a long time, there are cartridges in packs, and there is simply nothing to equip! So without timely supply, machine guns become just a burden, without ammunition. A similar thing happened in Somalia, "Humvees" with machine guns on the turrets, having fired the ammunition, became defenseless.
      2. papik09
        papik09 18 November 2013 06: 09
        0
        Just save on bulk tapes. After all, they are disposable. Therefore, they are used in aviation. Correct if I am mistaken.
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 18 November 2013 11: 53
          +1
          I can say as a participant, yes a pre-equipped tape from the factory is good. But it’s very bad when the ammunition simply runs out and the sniper and machine gunner share one zinc for two. But again, it’s very good that the machine gunner can equip the shot tape from the same zinc, but with a loose tape this focus will not work. Firstly, it must be re-rolled so that the cartridges do not fall out of it, secondly, the cartridges should be in the tape uniformly, provided that there are no distortions or unsteadiness. How do you imagine this in battle?
    2. makarov
      makarov 16 November 2013 14: 47
      -2
      SW bistrov.
      Do not mislead yourself and others. PKK is categorized company machine guns. And its design features, as well as its purpose, were clearly defined by Nyokrom. No need to compare the PKK with the category of a single machine gun under a rifle cartridge. This should not even be compared, since there are completely different categories of CO.
      1. alex-cn
        alex-cn 16 November 2013 15: 58
        +5
        RPK- of the company link? He was always in the squads. There was a machine-gun anti-tank platoon with PKM in the company.
  9. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 November 2013 12: 00
    +3
    Actually, there was no need to compare. The PKK is quite successful for classical tactics and combat manuals - if you fire at the same pace as the submachine gunners, it blocks the failure to reload the submachine guns. And if the barrel is not "crooked" and there are skills, then solitary on long-range targets is not bad.
  10. Bagatur
    Bagatur 16 November 2013 12: 11
    +1
    And why didn’t they make their machine gun under patron 5.45x39? Practice has shown that such pikes are very useful .... But even after Afghanistan and the 2 Chechen wars there is nothing like the Russian army .... Is it not needed?
    1. Prometheus
      Prometheus 16 November 2013 13: 16
      +2
      Bagatur, there were attempts. PU-21, theme "Poplin". But then it faded smoothly.
      1. Bagatur
        Bagatur 16 November 2013 18: 42
        +1
        It’s strange that it happened so .. Thank you for the information!
  11. Witold
    Witold 16 November 2013 14: 45
    -1
    Quote: Timeout
    Of course, it’s not enough, especially when the draft of the gas outlet into the glass is crushed, it was not in vain that the Jews later refused dual power and generally returned to NATO’s 7,62x51 caliber.

    Do not say what you do not know. No one abandoned the Negev 5.56. Negev 7.62x51 separate machine gun, like the former FN-MG. Gas exhaust rods in a glass. Absolute nonsense. Have you ever disassembled the Negev? And I work there in the development lab. And through my hands went all kinds of weapons we produce.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 16 November 2013 15: 16
      12
      And dismantled and shot ... Shop through what goes through there? Especially when the bottom of the sleeve comes off, what happens and where does it get stuck? And do not catch me on inconsistencies, I try to rely on my personal experience and shot from so many weapons you did not even dream about in your laboratories! And have you removed the FN MAG? And in your hands is Akmoid. There are good developments in Israel, but small arms are not about you!
      1. Witold
        Witold 16 November 2013 15: 49
        -4
        I deeply doubt your personal experience based on the phrases from the answer above. And so I stop the discussion. Be yourself, not what you see in your dreams.
        1. Timeout
          Timeout 16 November 2013 16: 08
          +5
          Of course, the discussion can be closed, Herr developer! You haven’t heard a single argument or fact, not even an attempt to calm me down, and every professional who knew this subject would have acted ... So the respected degree of your knowledge equals the color of your epaulettes, adyu!
    2. Massik
      Massik 16 November 2013 17: 28
      +1
      And you can do anything else besides this photo, it jumps from post to post and nothing special in the man who holds AK sniffed by a sniper, I do not see. Almost everyone has a similar one.
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 16 November 2013 17: 41
        +3
        Marcel, if you have a characteristic profile, I might have said something. But to hang up a photo of a rather mature uncle and unsubscribe from children's comments, respect! Imagine, a gentleman from IWI who manages development, and hangs out on an enemy site (Russia for the IDF and Israel a priori ENEMY! With a capital letter as I wrote) and gives out production secrets and shines his chosen face ... Almost a fairy tale!
        1. 3.7.964
          3.7.964 16 November 2013 19: 51
          0
          Quote: Timeout
          Imagine, a gentleman from IWI who manages development, and hangs out on an enemy site (the Russian Federation for the IDF and Israel a priori ENEMY! With a capital letter as I wrote) and gives out production secrets and shines his chosen face ... Almost a fairy tale!

          That's it, and I thought so, some kind of crap.
        2. Massik
          Massik 17 November 2013 00: 40
          +1
          Well, there are uncles who have the opposite and all their lives they are like children of 14 years of age laughing
          1. Timeout
            Timeout 17 November 2013 03: 03
            +1
            Honestly, it was better in your opinion, an eternal teenager but with the speeches of an adult husband.
  12. Aydar
    Aydar 16 November 2013 16: 00
    +2
    there was an article in the agglomerated press that the Americans with the Minimi cannot conduct a full-fledged battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Taliban have machine guns under the good old 7.62, like machine guns, the Americans have 5.56, the Taliban can confidently hammer the Yankees at distances inaccessible to them (for separating the Yankees without heavy weapons). IMHO a machine gun for specific, narrow tasks, a "narrow profile" machine gun, not a field one.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 16 November 2013 16: 21
      +3
      Quote: Aydar
      hammer the Yankees at distances inaccessible to them (to separate the Yankees without heavy weapons)

      Absolutely right! I wrote about this fact in my previous comments. For this, the Yankees and Jews developed on the basis of the M249 and Negev, Mk46 and NG-7, respectively, under the NATO cartridge 7,62x51. Just some sort of Taliban or Palestinian from Hamas with a PC calmly put no less than a platoon before it is crushed, because of such cases the Russian (Soviet) army never had and never will be easy platoons.
  13. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 November 2013 17: 35
    +3
    Not Entimi Minimi, I will not give my daughter - this is for the circumcised.
  14. Prapor-527
    Prapor-527 16 November 2013 18: 18
    +9
    What is bad at least such an option for the Russian special forces ... Good old RPD.
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 16 November 2013 18: 45
      +3
      The stitching of the cartridge, sat and compared the explosion schemes of RPD and NG-7, that's where the Jew’s legs grow. Developers, damn it ....
  15. zub46
    zub46 16 November 2013 20: 11
    +1
    It turns out that our post-war RPD under the intermediate cartridge + tape power + its weighted barrel is not inferior in its combat qualities to the 5,56x45 FN Minimi? That is, the old weapon does not spoil the furrow?
    1. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 16 November 2013 20: 55
      +5
      What does "old" mean? This is not a squeak ... RPD with competent modernization still serve and serve. Moreover, it uses an excellent (in my opinion) cartridge 7.62x39 mm.
    2. Aydar
      Aydar 17 November 2013 08: 05
      0
      surpasses
    3. anomalocaris
      anomalocaris 17 November 2013 08: 31
      +3
      Surpasses and significantly. The unit in caliber 5,56x45 at distances over 400m is slightly less than useless. His bullet is too light.
  16. sanych your division
    sanych your division 17 November 2013 01: 41
    +2
    The author writes MINIMI's superiority over the PKK. Complete nonsense. I ran a year and a half with this machine. Between themselves, the mini-nickname was called the scarecrow. Accuracy and accuracy from 400 meters leaves much to be desired. So only with a roar makes the enemy hold his head. I am writing about the steam version. Plus, in weight and ammunition, an unprofitable thing because of its caliber. Because of this, they began replacing version 7.62, which in its quality meets the needs for solving the assigned primary tasks: fire support of the department and group.
    1. Aydar
      Aydar 17 November 2013 08: 09
      +1
      read the novel Peter the Great, more attentively the author A. Tolstoy. There, Europeans in duels refused to fight with the Petrovsky midshipmen on swords, de they have swords longer than half a meter, with such swords it is necessary to stab the pigs through it and not duel with the pampered Europeans, until the first scratch. They say the swords of these barbarians are longer and heavier and without decorations, not like ours, elegant, beautiful, light and scratches from them are non-fatal. The same thing remains the same today.
  17. Argon
    Argon 17 November 2013 03: 06
    +2
    How many copies are broken (in the previous comments)! Despite all of the above, one cannot but agree that the presented machine gun is one of the most successful systems of the "Western world", combining the MGH of our PKK with the functionality of a single machine gun. Another question is whether such In my opinion, it is necessary. The main task of the light machine gun is to temporarily increase the density of fire of the squad (especially if the squad is part of an assault group). The RPK-74 cannot cope with this task due to the small ammo spacecraft, a weak cartridge, and a rate of fire at the level of an assault rifle. RPK-47 also has the main disadvantages of the "descendant." . "wearable weight" for an individual infantryman has grown significantly over the past 20 years, and will continue to grow (in the future) due to an individual computer lexa navigation, communications, target designation. Based on the above, I think that a system is needed that has an MGH RPK (we do not take into account the mass of the BC), with a forcedly cooled, non-replaceable barrel (which leads to a slight increase in mass, but it is less than the weight of the spare barrel), store food (the time for reloading, and the likelihood of contamination with tape power supply is much greater) magazines for 40,60,100 rounds. Rate of fire 700-800 per minute (the presence of a fixed queue mode is required). Under cartridge 7,62 \ 39. (sufficient power with acceptable recoil force). I do not pretend to be the ultimate truth, I will be glad to read any criticism from experts.
    1. Aydar
      Aydar 17 November 2013 08: 12
      +2
      Pecheneg in the assault version.
    2. Ivan93
      Ivan93 17 November 2013 21: 58
      0
      Have you ever shot automatic weapons at least once?
      1. Aydar
        Aydar 18 November 2013 17: 15
        0
        as well as 12-gauge rifle, PM, and a 45-gauge foreign left-hand tool (though from Thailand to the shooting range).
      2. Aydar
        Aydar 18 November 2013 17: 17
        +1
        Your question is provocative, but yes!
  18. leonardo_1971
    leonardo_1971 17 November 2013 20: 11
    0
    put AK on the AK bipod and a round shop and it will be the same. checheny did so for show-offs.
  19. Field
    Field 17 November 2013 22: 11
    0
    So our "snails" were hung on AKMs now and they are being put on "weaving".
    The topic was, Izhevsk promised to produce 60 rounds of magazines. Where are they? xs

    Although in my personal opinion a machine gun in caliber 7.62x39 with tape power and in dimensions + -1m is needed, it is possible on the basis of RPD
    At the same time, Pecheneg will not replace PKM.
  20. From
    From 22 November 2013 14: 48
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    In 1994, a Mini-SS set was created for the SS-77 machine gun, allowing the machine gun to be converted to a 5,56 mm cartridge. SS-77 (SS - from the first letters of the names of the creators - Smith and Soregi, 77 - the year of the beginning of development) - South African single machine gun. They wrote that the SS-77 scheme is based on the scheme of the Soviet Goryunov machine gun (SG-43 \ SGM). In 1986 he entered service with the South African Army. The principle of operation is the removal of part of the powder gases. Locking method - skewed shutter. Didn't read reviews about the behavior of the loose belt in the Mini-SS. It seems there are machines for loading cartridges into a loose belt (not under enemy fire and without time standards). Mini-SS are heavier than: Minimi, Negev, Singapore Ultimax, RPD and RPK. However, its weight could be reduced (Clyde of the Bonnie and Clyde gang shortened the barrel of the Browning LMG). As for the range of the 5,56 caliber ... The caliber of the new Grendel cartridge (6,5 \ 40 mm) would be the best solution. But the cost of supplying them with linear parts will be gigantic. It seems like the amers managed to squeeze the maximum out of the 5,56 cartridge in the A2 model of the M16 assault rifle. Differences from M16A1: hardened barrel with 1: 7 rifling pitch. Rifling along the barrel is twisted up to the allowable limit. As a result, the speed of the bullet increases, and as a result, the range of the aimed shot. As a result, with a telescopic sight, it is possible to conduct effective fire at a target "head + chest" at a distance of 800 meters. Another thing is that the rounding of the rifling increases the load in the shell of the bullet (and this, in turn, heats up the barrel faster with intense shooting). You will quickly heat the barrel with long bursts. Our gunsmiths solved this problem in Pecheneg. I wonder if the creators of the Pecheneg considered the possibility of rounding the rifling in its barrel to increase the distance of the "accurate" shot? Or is this option unacceptable for a domestic rifle cartridge?
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    From 23 November 2013 16: 35
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    PS In the United States, the optimal intermediate-caliber cartridge is currently considered to be 6,8 × 43 mm Remington SPC (from the English special purpose cartridge - cartridge for special purposes). The ammunition was developed by Remington together with the US Army since 2002 due to the insufficient stopping action of the .223 Rem cartridge (5,56 × 45 mm). In 2004, it was officially introduced as the 6,8mm Remington SPC cartridge. One of the competitors of the Remington cartridge was the 6,5 mm Grendel cartridge, although it had the best characteristics, but was not compatible with standard army stores for the M16 rifle, as it was created on the basis of a wider Soviet 7,62-mm sleeve automatic cartridge arr. 1943 year.
    The cartridge was created on the basis of the .30 Rem ammunition of the 1906 model. At the sleeve increased the angle of the shoulder, shortened the dulce and rebuilt under a new bullet. The length of the sleeve is 42,835 mm, the total length of the cartridge is 57,40 mm. The desire to use a heavier bullet runs into a restriction on the length of the cartridge, so they limited themselves to a mass of 7,45 g (115 grains) with a short nose. The main one is a bullet with a hollow head of the OTM form (from the English open tip match - open tip, high precision) - with a tapering back (English boattail - boat feed) and a trimmed tip of the shell (German Crimprille - notch), except for it bullets are used without cavity, Sierra-HPBT [2] and Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded [3] - the same mass of 7,45 g (115 grains).
    Type of weapon using a cartridge: Barrett REC7
    Kinetic energy of a bullet, J, at a distance of 500 m = 734 (5,56 = 433; 7,62 \ 39 = 440).