7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun

2013 7.62 Machine Gun

The GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) ARD (Air Role Derivative) L112A1, is fitted to both Merlin and Puma aircraft.

The 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun is a belt fed, gas-operated 7.62mm calibre machine gun that can be operated from both sides, and the rear ramp of aircraft.

This differs from the standard General Purpose Machine Gun as it has a fixed gas regulator as well as a few other subtle differences. It is operated from aircraft mounts that allow it to be used securely and restrict movement to stop any possible damage to the aircraft during operation. The weapon is operated manually with a cyclical rate of fire between 600-800 rounds per minute.

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