C6 7.62-mm Medium Machine Gun
The C6 7.62-mm Medium Machine Gun is a fully-automatic, air-cooled, gas- and spring-operated machine gun that is generally belt-fed from the left. Restricted to firing in full-automatic mode from the open bolt position, the C6 machine gun can fire from 750 to 1100 rounds per minute.
The C6 machine gun can be carried by dismounted soldiers to provide either fire support or sustained fire. The C2 sight is used in conjunction with an aiming post to allow the crew to engage targets they cannot see due to fog, smoke or darkness. The C6 machine gun is light enough to be carried and used by soldiers on a variety of operations including patrolling, advance, hasty defence, delay and withdrawal.
The C6 machine gun is designed for ground support, but its flexible configuration allows it to adopt other roles. It can be mounted on a variety of vehicles, including the LAV III, the Coyote, and the Leopard C2 and can be used to provide fire support to the infantry or for local defence of the vehicle itself.
By installing various accessory kits, it can be equipped to the Bison, Coyote, Husky, helicopter, TOW Under Armour (TUA) and various M113 roles.
- Weight: 11.6 kg
- Sustained rate of fire: 750 rounds per minute
- Maximum rate of fire: 1100 rounds per minute
- Maximum range of fire: 3275 m
- Effective range of fire: 900 m
- 7.62-mm x 51-mm linked cartridge
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