Links Closed Loop M and M

Caliber .50, M2 and M9 links (fig. 18-7) are manufactured with closed loops. When assembled with the cartridge in belts, the links fit on the cartridge shoulder. The tapered front loops of the links are positioned firmly on the cartridge shoulder to hold the cartridge in proper alignment for feeding into the weapon. The design required the cartridge to be extracted from the rear and dropped into position for moving into the chamber for firing. Weapons designed for the links require additional space in the rear of the receiver for retraction. M2 and M9 links are used with the M2 machine gun only. Link, M2 (NSN 1305-00-096-3181(A640)) Link, M9 (NSN 1305-00-078-8463(A641))

CALIBER .50, M2

CALIBER .50, M9

CALIBER .50, M2

CALIBER .50, M9

CLOSED LOOP

AR 6015

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