M60 Machine Gun With Bipod Details

EMPLOYMENT

The 7.62-rnm M60 machinegun supports the rifleman in both offense and defense. It provides the heavy volume of close and continuous fire he needs to accomplish his mission. It can engage targets beyond the capability of individual weapons, with controlled and accurate fire. The long-range, close defensive, and final protective fires delivered by the M60 form an integral part of a unit's defensive fires.

DESCRIPTION

The M60 is a general purpose machinegun. It is used on a bipod, a tripod, or a vehicular mount. Chapter 3 covers the mounts in detail. The M60 is air-cooled, belt-fed, gas-operated, and automatic. It fires from the open-bolt position. Ammunition is fed by a metallic split-link blet. As the gun is fired, the belt links become unlinked and are ejected from the gun. A spare barrel with a bipod assembly is issued with each M60, and barrels can be quickly changed because the gun has fixed head space.

M60 MACH1NEGUN, BIPOD- AND TRIPOD-MOUNTED.

FLASH SUPPRESSOR

CARRYING BARREL HANDLE

HINGED SHOULDER

B1POD LEG

FLASH SUPPRESSOR

B1POD LEG

M60 Machine Gun Safety Lever

SHOULDER GUN

STOCK

GAS SYSTEM

CARRYING BARREL HANDLE

HINGED SHOULDER

GAS SYSTEM

Machine Gun Pods

FEEDWAY

SAFETY LEVER

REAR SIGHT FRONT SIGHT

BARREL-LOCKING LEVER

FEEDWAY

SAFETY LEVER

COVER LATCH COVER

REAR SIGHT FRONT SIGHT

BARREL-LOCKING LEVER

SHOULDER GUN

STOCK

BIPOD FOLDED

COVER LATCH COVER

TRIPOD

M60 Machine Gun

BIPOD FOLDED

TRAVERSING AND ELEVATING MECHANISM

TRIPOD

TRAVERSING AND ELEVATING MECHANISM

SIGHTS

The front sight is attached to the barrel. The rear sight is mounted on a spring-type dovetail base, and it can be folded down when the gun is moved. The range plate scale on the rear sight is marked for each 100 meters, from ;M)0 to 1,100 meters. It can be adjusted for zeroing. Range changes are made by using either the slide release or the elevation knob. The slide release is used to make major adjustments in elevation. The elevation knob is used to make minor adjustments, such as during zeroing. Four clicks on the elevation knob are equal to a 1 mil change in elevation. From the rear of the gum turning the elevation knob clockwise raises the rear sight and the -;!..'>Kl of t>" roun^. rr,u"">ing it counterclocKwise lowers the hi^nt and the strike of the round. The rear sight is adjustable for windage, 5 mils right or left of

RANGE PLATE

APERTURE

RANGE PLATE SCREW

WINDAGE KNOB

M60 Gas Chamber And Piston

REAR SIGHT SLIDE

SLIDE RELEASE

ELEVATION KNOB

ZERO INDEX

ZERO INDEX

REAR SIGHT ASSEMBLY.

RANGE PLATE

REAR SIGHT SLIDE

SLIDE RELEASE

ELEVATION KNOB

APERTURE

RANGE PLATE SCREW

WINDAGE KNOB

the zero index. The windage knob is on the left side of the rear sight. One click on the windage knob equals a 1-mil change in deflection. Turning the windage knob toward the muzzle of the gun will move the sight and the strike of the round to the right. Turning it toward the rear will move the sight and the strike of the round to the left.

SAFETY LEVER

The safety lever is on the left side of the trigger-mechanism group. It has an S (SAFE) and an F (FIRE) position. On the SAFE position, the bolt cannot be pulled to the rear or released to go forward. The cocking handle is on the right side of the gun. It is used to pull bolt to the rear. EACH TIME THE BOLT IS PULLED TO THE REAR, THE COCKING HANDLE MUST BE RETURNED MANUALLY TO ITS FORWARD POSITION TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE COCKING HANDLE AND INJURY TO THE GUNNER.

FLASH SUPPRESSOR

A flash suppressor is fastened to the muzzle of the gun. During firing, the suppressor spreads out the smoke and flash from the muzzle, thus making it harder for the enemy to locate the gun and firing position.

SAFETY LEVER.

M60 Safety Lever

GENERAL DATA

AMMUNITION

7 62 MM BALL. TRACER. ARMOR PIERCING,

BLANK, AND DUMMY AMMUNITION IS PACKAGED

IN 100 ROUND BANDOLEERS EACH WEIGHING

APPROXIMATELY 2.95 KG.{6.5 LB)

TRACER BURNOUT

900 METERS OR MORE.

LENGTH OF MACHINEGUN

110 5 CM (43.5 IN|.

WEIGHT OF MACHINEGUN

10-4 KG (23 LB) (APPROX)

WEIGHT OF TRIPOD MOUNT M122 WITH TRAVERS

ING AND ELEVATING MECHANISM AND OLD PINTLE

ASSEMBLY

8.5 KG (19 5 LB) (APPROX).

GENERAL DATA

(CONTINUED)

WITH NEW PINTLE ASSEMBLY 7.6 KG (17.5 LB) (APPROX)

MAXIMUM RANGE 3.725 METERS.

RANGE AT WHICH A .5 PROBABILITY OF HIT IS ACHIEVABLE WHEN FIRING A 6-TO 9-ROUND BURST:

MOVING POINT TARGET, BIPOD . . POINT TARGET, BIPOD OR TRIPOD

200 METERS 600 METERS

AREA TARGET, BIPOD 800 METERS.

AREA TARGET, TRIPOD 1 ,100 METERS-

HEIGHT OF M ACHINEGUN ON TRIPOD MOUNT 42 CM (16.5 IN) (APPROX)

RATES OF FIRE: SUSTAINED

100 ROUNDS PER MINUTE.

(RECOMMEND BARREL CHANGE EVERY 10 MINUTES )

RAPID

200 ROUNDS PER MINUTE. (RECOMMEND BARREL CHANGE EVERY 2 MINUTES.)

CYCLIC

ON-CREW LOAD OF AMMUNITION

550 ROUNDS PER MINUTE (APPROX) (RECOMMEND BARREL CHANGE EVERY MINUTE.)

600 TO 900 ROUNDS. (BASIC LOAD IS DESIGNATED BY COMMANDER.)

NOTE: Gunner carries three 100-round bandoleers (one attached to weapon). Assistant gunner (if assigned or designated) carries three 100-round bandoleers. Ammunition bearer (when present) carries three 100-round bandoleers.

MAXIMUM EXTENT OF GRAZING FIRE OBTAINABLE

OVER LEVEL OR UNIFORMLY SLOPING TERRAIN . . 600 METERS.

MAXIMUM ELEVATION, TRIPOD CONTROLLED

+ 200 MILS

MAXIMUM ELEVATION, TRIPOD FREE + 445 MILS

MAXIMUM DEPRESSION. TRIPOD CONTROLLED____

MAXIMUM DEPRESSION, TRIPOD FREE

MAXIMUM TRAVERSE, CONTROLLED BY TRAVERSING HANOWHEEL

MAXIMUM TRAVERSE, CONTROLLED BY TRAVERSING BAR

200 MILS

445 MILS

100 MILS.

875 MILS

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