Machinegun

FEBRUARY 1984

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Field Manual HEADQUARTERS

No. 23-67 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Washington, DC, 29 February 1984

MACHINEGUN 7.62-MM, M60

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION PAGE

Employment 1-1

Description 1-1

2 DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY

Procedures 2-1

Types 2-1

General Disassembly 2-1

General Assembly 2-8

Detailed Disassembly and Assembly 2-12

3 MOUNTS

Bipod Assembly 3-1

Tripod Mount 3-2

Vehicular Mounts 3-6

4 OPERATION AND CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING

Operation 4-1

Cycle of Functioning 4-2

5 MALFUNCTIONS, STOPPAGES, IMMEDIATE ACTION, REMEDIAL ACTION, MAINTENANCE, AND DESTRUCTION

Malfunctions 5-1

Stoppages 5-2

Immediate Action 5-6

Remedial Action 5-6

Maintenance 5-7

6 CREW DRILL

Preparation for Drill 6-1

Bipod Assembly 6-3

Tripod Mount 6-8

Prone Position 6-11

*THIS MANUAL SUPERSEDES FM 23-67, 26 October 1964,

7 TECHNIQUES OF FIRE

DURING GOOD VISIBILITY PAGE

Fundamentals and

Firing Techniques 7-1

Fire Control Requirements 7-8

Principles of Application of Fire ,7-15

8 TECHNIQUES OF FIRE DURING LIMITED VISIBILITY

Limitations and Terms 8-1

Engagement of

Visible Targets 8-2

Predetermined Fires 8-5

Range Cards 8-12

9 MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING

Phases and Organization of Training 9-1

Objectives 9-2

Fire Commands 9-2

Target Analysis and Scoring 9-3

Bipod Training 9-3

Transition Training - 9-20

1 0 FIELD TARGET FIRING COURSES

Ranges and Organization 10-1

Training Requirements, Day

Defensive Firing Range 10-1

Training Requirements, Predetermined

Training Requirements,

Assault Firing Range 10-10

APPENDIX A REFERENCES A 1

B AMMUNITION B-1

C SAFETY CI

D BLANK FIRING ATTACHMENT D 1

E TRAINING PROGRAM E-1

F M60 IN AIR DEFENSE F-1

G MOUNTING AND ZEROING THE

NIGHT VISION DEVICES G-1

INDEX

Index-1

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