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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The Minimi has a push-button type manual safety installed in the trigger housing, above the pistol grip. The folding bipod is mounded under the gas chamber, and the gun has provisions for tripod or vehicle mountings. The Small Arms Survey It can be belt fed or fired from a magazine. Weapons manufactured by Pindad. mnimi

Others features include a more ergonomic cocking handle and an optional heat shield, enabled by an added on long pin, to protect from barrel heat. Production for the U. Archived from the original on The Minimi is configured in several variants, kinimi 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. The feeding mechanism top cover features a device that indicates the presence of a cartridge fj the feed path.

The spring extractor is located inside the bolt, while the tilting lever ejector is contained inside the receiver housing. The adjustable-height 3 positions bipod, when folded back, integrates into the shape of the hand guard even with an accessory on the lower rail. Archived from the original PDF on 15 August This is a response to three years earlier lessons learned that the lead-free ammunition type NM could cause health problems when shooters were breathing copper and zinc vapor.


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The barrels have a quick-change capability; a lever is provided on the left side of the weapon that releases the barrel from its trunnion. Archived at the Wayback Machine.

NZ Army News The Minimi fires from an open boltwhich reduces the danger of a round cooking off after extended periods of continuous fire, since a cartridge is only momentarily introduced into the chamber prior to ignition, and the movement of the bolt and bolt carrier forces air through the chamber and barrel after each shot, ventilating the barrel and removing heat.

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Archived from the original on 25 March This sequence provides a slight delay that ensures chamber pressure has dropped to a safe level by the time a cam in the bolt carrier rotates and unlocks the bolt, increasing extraction reliability as the empty cartridge casing has had the time to cool down and contract, exerting less friction against the chamber walls.

Magazine feeding is used only as an auxiliary measure, when belted ammunition has been exhausted. Issue 20 — This lead free hard core cartridge with increased penetrating power is particularly suitable for light MGs.

It is easier to handle by one person due to the weight and caliber of the ammunition and using the same ammunition as the others in the squad eases the logistics.

The weapon is fed from the left-hand side by disintegrating-link M27 ammunition belts a miniaturized version of the 7. Archived from the original on 30 March The light machine gun mknimi. Combat proven and in production. Spent casings are removed through a port located at the bottom of the right side of the receiver, protected from debris with a spring-loaded dust cover.


FN MINIMI x45mm Light Machine Gun

Gas escaping the gas cylinder is directed upward, avoiding kicking up dust and debris that would reveal the shooter’s position. A railed forearm ensures modularity and mission-adaptability permitting the use of flashlights, vertical grips, and infrared laser designators.

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. The Minimi is configured in several mznual Archived from the original on 6 November Distributed at trade shows worldwide, Small Arms Defense Journal is a bimonthly publication that focuses on small arms, accessories, gear for the soldier, new products, industry news, and defense trade shows.

Guns and the City. The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

Matte black or FDE color. Archived from the original on 30 May The piston rod acts against the bolt carrier, which begins its rearward motion guided on two rails welded to the receiver walls, while the bolt itself remains locked. The standard light machine gun version has a mm The weapon is primarily chambered for 5. To save weight, the magazine feed option of the standard and para models has been discarded.