FN MAG 60-40 (7.62 mm)
The FN MAG 60-40 is a Belgian 7.62 mm General Purpose Machine Gun. At present the FN MAG is only found on a couple of high rank vehicles, however a number of its derivatives (L8A1, L8A2, L37A1, L37A2, M240) appear on vehicles in-game usually performing the same or similar to it. Being only a 7.62 mm machine gun it is largely ineffective against all but the most weakly armoured, or open cabin, vehicles.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Light tanks||AUBL/74 HVG|
|TAM · TAM 2C · TAM 2IP|
|Medium tanks||Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.3D|
|OF-40 · OF-40 (MTCA) · OF-40 Mk.2A|
|Sho't Kal Dalet|
The FN MAG 60-40, like its derivatives, is a fairly standard 7.62 mm machine gun.
Like most of its derivatives, the FN MAG 60-40 can only be equipped with one ammo belt consisting of two Armour-piercing (AP) bullets, followed by one Tracer (T) bullet. Neither bullet has much penetration (maximum of 10 mm), however the AP bullets perform much better than the tracer bullet.
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
Comparison with analogues
The FN MAG 60-40 performs identically to the L8A1 (7.62 mm) and L8A2 (7.62 mm), but has a slightly lower rate of fire (600 rpm vs 650 rpm) than the L37A1 (7.62 mm) and L37A2 (7.62 mm). It also has a lower rate of fire (600 rpm vs 750 rpm) than the M240 (7.62 mm), but gets a slightly better ammo belt consisting of 2/3 AP bullets instead of 1/2 AP. Compared to wartime machine guns like the M1919A4 (7.62 mm) and L3A1 (7.62 mm) the FN MAG 60-40 has a better rate of fire.
Usage in battles
Due to the very low penetration this weapon is largely ineffective against enemy armour (although you may be able to penetrate some vehicles with extremely thin armour). The gun is primarily useful for incapacitating exposed crew members in open topped vehicles (although there are few such vehicles at the battle ratings this gun is found at). The gun can also be used for ranging on some vehicles, as well as marking enemy vehicles and obscuring the view of enemy players (shooting at their gun sight). You can use the gun against aircraft however it does minimal damage, and being co-axially mounted on most tanks can often not be brought / kept on target against aircraft. Clearing trees and bushes is another use.
Pros and cons
- Lower rate of fire than L37A1, L37A2 and M240
- Low penetration makes it ineffective against armour
- Low damage
The FN MAG 60-40 is a Belgian General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) chambering the 7.62×51 mm NATO round. The weapon is made by the Fabrique Nationale Herstal company and its name is an abbreviation for Fabrique Nationale Mitrailleuse d'Appui Général or Fabrique Nationale General Support Machine Gun. Following WW2, Fabrique Nationale set about creating a new GPMG. Development of the MAG began in the early 1950s under the supervision of chief weapon designer Ernest Vervier, and was completed in 1957. The weapon took heavy inspiration from the German MG 42 (7.92 mm) and American M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle.
The FN MAG entered service with the Belgian and British (under the designation L7) armed forces in 1958. Despite facing competition from the German MG 3 and American M60 the FN MAG (and variants of it) rapidly became widely adopted by many western armies. Eventually, after the failure of the M73 machine gun, America also adopted the FN MAG under the designation M240.
The FN MAG 60-40 is a variant of the FN-MAG designed for use on armoured vehicles. It has the stock and bipod removed, among other changes.
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|Tank machine guns|
|7.62 mm||M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4|
|12.7 mm||M2HB · M80 · M85|
|7.62 mm||C6 · MG3A1|
|7.92 mm||MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42|
|7.62 mm||DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT|
|12.7 mm||DK · DShK · 6P50 · NSVT|
|7.62 mm||Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1|
|6.5 mm||Type 91|
|7.62 mm||Type 74|
|7.7 mm||Type 97|
|12.7 mm||Type 60 (B)|
|7.62 mm||Type 86|
|7.62 mm||Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40|
|8 mm||34/40M · Breda Mod. 38|
|13.2 mm||Breda Model 31|
|7.5 mm||AAT-52 · MAC 31|
|6.5 mm||ksp m/14-29|
|7.62 mm||ksp 39 C · ksp 58 · ksp 94|
|8 mm||ksp m/36 · ksp m/39B|
|12.7 mm||ksp 88|