Link M

The M29 link (fig. 18-15) is 1050 steel with type Z (link) phosphate coating. It is used for interoperability with the NATO ADEN/DEFA weapon systems) (NSN 1305-01-078-5505).

Interoperable Weapons Systems
Figure 18-15. M29 link.

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TABLE 18-1. SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION

Caliber

Ammunition

Clip

Magazine

Link

Weapon used

5.56mm

M193 Ball M195 Grenade M196 Tracer M197 High Pressure

Test M199 Dummy M200 Blank M855 Ball M856 Tracer

10 rd

20 and 30 rd

M27

M231 Submachine Gun for M196 tracer only. M16/ M16A1 rifle.

Stoner M63 (Navy) and M249 machine guns.

7.62mm

M59, M80 Ball M61 Armor Piercing M62 Tracer M63 Dummy M82 Blank M60 High Pressure Test M64 Grenade M118 Ball Match M160 Frangible M172 Dummy M852 Ball Match

5 rd

20 rd

M13 open loop for MG

M14 rifle; M60, M73, M219, M240*, and M134 machine guns.

M14 rifle only. M14 rifle only M219 MG only. M60 MG only.

NOTE 10 rd clip f/M16A1.

5 rd clip f/M14. 20 rd mag f/M16A1. 30 rd mag f/M16Al. 20 rd mag f/M14.

Cal. 45

Ball, M1911 Blank

7 rd for pistol

N/A

Pistol M1911 andM19llAl.

M9 High Pressure

30 rd for sub

Submachine gun M3 and

Test M1

machine gun.

M3A1.

M2 Ball

M33 Ball

N/A

N/A

**M15A2 open

M85 Machine Gun.

M2 Armor Piercing

loop with

M8 Armor Piercing

M85 MG.

Incendiary

M20 Armor Piercing

Incendiary-Tracer

N/A

N/A

***M2 and M9

M2 Machine Gun only.

M1 Incendiary

closed loops

M23 Incendiary

with M2 MG.

M1 Tracer

M10 Tracer

M17 Tracer

M2 Dummy, High

Pressure Test

M1 Blank

N/A

N/A

***M2 and M9

M2 Machine Gun only.

M1A1 Blank

closed loops

with M2 MG.

M48A2 Spotter-

N/A

10 and 20 rd

N/A

M8C Spotting Rifle

Tracer

T249E2 Practice

N/A

10 and 20 rd

N/A

M8C Spotting Rifle

T251 High Pressure

N/A

10 and 20 rd

N/A

M8C Spotting Rifle

Test

* M240 Machine Gun only fires the Ball M80 and the Tracer M62. ** Link M15A2 Open Loop used with M85 Machine Gun only. ***Link M2 and M9 Closed Loop used with M2 Machine Gun only.

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