USER MANUAL. C-MAG MAGAZINE. SYSTEM. M / FN MINIMI The C-MAG Magazine M/FN MINIMI is a. round ammunition magazine, manufac-. FN Minimi – Belgian-made version of basic machine gun. The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide. The FN MINIMI is a gas actuated long-stroke piston system LMG firing The gas valve is manually adjustable with two positions: normal and.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The barrels used in the Minimi have an increased heat capacity for sustained fire, feature a chrome -lined rifled bore six right-hand grooves and are manufactured in two versions: The company stated the new Mk3 was designed around the feedback received from actual combat troops using the weapon in the field.

The latest SPW mijimi Mk.

Short barrel without ammo ca 8. Gas jinimi the gas cylinder is directed upward, avoiding kicking up dust and debris that would reveal the shooter’s position.

FN Minimi – Modern Firearms

The Minimi is configured in several variants, the standard model as a platoon or squad support weaponthe Para version for use with armored vehicle crews, helicopter pilots and parachute infantry and the vehicle model as secondary armament for fighting vehicles. When a belt is placed in the feed tray it covers the magazine port. The open sights are standard, with the availability of vide variety of optical and night sights for SPW and Mk.

The weapon is fed from the left-hand side by disintegrating-link M27 ammunition belts a miniaturized version of miinmi 7. Taiwan also produced the Minimi without license, as the T The ergonomically-shaped polymer buttstock contains imnimi hydraulic buffer that allows SAW gunners to maintain a high rate of fire with accuracy and effect.


Dror Negev Negev NG7. Retrieved on October 6, A variant of the Minimi 7. The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

This feature was developed by FN’s Maurice V. The welded receiver is made from stamped steel. This lead free hard core cartridge with increased penetrating power is particularly suitable for light MGs. Currently, there are many new 5. Nammo has been the sole supplier since then.

The Small Arms Survey A trained soldier can perform a barrel change and ready the weapon for aimed fire in 6—7 seconds. Retrieved — via DefesaNet. Among the pioneers of producing lead-free ammunition, is Nammo.

The manjal are fed from special rounds plastic boxes that can beclipped beneath the receiver. FN Herstal firearms and cartridges. The design of the buttstock contributes to easy, comfortable and accurate firing. An improved variant known as the Mk 46 Mod 1 with an improved forward rail and lightweight titanium bipod has been adopted by the United States Navy. It had the magazine feed port removed to further reduce weight, and a railed MIL-STD handguard was used that enables the use of standard tactical accessories.

Standard equipment supplied with the Minimi consists of three ammunition boxes, a cleaning kit stored inside the forearm, lubricant bottle, sling and blank-firing barrel. The double core construction with exposed bullet tip, mainly produced by ATK, also has a low emission and due to their component assembly it ensures higher efficiency.

All models can alternatively be fitted with ninimi fixed synthetic stock, the same used on the M, which contains a hydraulic buffer that contributes to stabilizing the rate of fire and reducing recoil forces. The Minimi features a welded receiver made from stamped steel.

To save weight, the magazine feed option of the standard and para models has been discarded.

The lead core is to make a mahual into obstacles, which then the copper core penetrates behind. An adapter can also be used that allows the use of standard NATO night and day sights.


Retrieved from ” http: Magazine feeding is used only as an auxiliary measure, when belt-linked ammunition has been exhausted.

The belt is moved in two stages during both the forward and rearward movement of the reciprocating bolt carrier, which provides for a smooth and continuous feeding cycle.

Archived PDF from the original on 7 June This is a response to three years earlier lessons learned that the lead-free ammunition type NM could cause health problems when shooters mminimi breathing copper and zinc vapor.


Standard equipment supplied with the Minimi consists of three ammunition boxes with a round capacity each, a cleaning kit stored inside the forearm, lubricant bottle, sling and blank-firing adaptor.

Bourlet and allows the Minimi to be instantly changed from belt feed to magazine feed without any modification.

Archived from the original on 12 October The weapon is primarily chambered for 5. Gas piston driven, hydraulic buffer Bolt mechanism: This has better performance compared to standard ball ammunition with minimized environmental impact.

Another variant of the SPW requested by the US Special Operations Forces is the Mk 46 Mod 0 that incorporates a lightweight fluted barrel but lacks the magazine feed system, vehicle mounting lugs and carry handle. Both the standard and Para models come with a rear sight, adjustable for windage and elevation, that provides a peep aperture for ranges from to m in m miimi.

In addition, Egypt also produce Minimi under license.

The big MG3 is less suited to urban fighting. The Minimi is striker-fired and the bolt carrier functions as the striker mechanism. Jane’s Information Group; 35 edition January 27,