L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre: 7.62mmWeight: 13.85kg (gun plus 50-round belt)
Length: 1,230mm (light role)
Barrel length: 629mm
Muzzle Velocity: 838m/s
Feed: 100-round disintegrating link belt
Effective Range: 800m light role, 1,800m sustatined fire role
Cyclic Rate of Fire: 750rpm
The L7A2, General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) is a 7.62 x 61mm belt-fed general purpose machine gun that can be used as a light weapon, vehicle-mounted or in a sustained fire (SF) role.
In the SF role, mounted on a tripod and fitted with the C2 optical sight, it is fired by a two-man team who are grouped within a RAF Regiment Flight's Manoeuvre Support Section. The GPMG can be carried on foot; a fold-out bipod is used to support the GPMG employed in the light role.