The FN MAG Machine Gun

M240, L7, and other variants

The FN MAG Machine Gun cover

The FN MAG Machine Gun

M240, L7, and other variants

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For six decades, the 7.62mm FN MAG has been a dominant general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) in worldwide arsenals. Three qualities have guaranteed this enduring status--reliability, ease of operation, and firepower. Several nations have license-produced the weapon as their standard GPMG, including the Americans (M240) and the British (as the L7), and in total more than 80 nations have adopted the FN MAG. The machine gun has also been modified extensively for vehicular, naval, and aircraft platforms, demonstrating versatility in the air, on sea, and on land.

In this book, Chris McNab charts the technical evolution of this extraordinary weapon, created by Belgian company Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal. From the jungles of South East Asia, to the deserts of the Middle East, and the icy battlefields of the Falklands, this study explores the origins, development, combat use, and legacy of the FN MAG machine gun, a dominant weapon in its field for more than a half-century.

Product details

Published Jul 24 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472819673
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 63
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab specializes in military history and…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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