M240 machine gun

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Designed by the U.S. but also a NATO standard, the medium M240 (machine gun) fires full-power 7.62mm NATO rifle cartridges. It is a derivative of the Belgian FN MINIMI (machine gun) design, and is replacing the M60 machine gun in U.S. service.

The M240 (left-hand feed) and M240C (right-hand feed) variants are used as coaxial machine guns on the M1 Abrams tank and the M2 Bradley IFV, respectively; the M240B is the infantry variant and can be fired from a bipod or tripod if carried by hand, or employed from a pintle mount atop a vehicle.