With a new propulsion system and warhead, the MK 54 Mod 2 torpedo is expected to be delivered in 2026. How do you like your bacon, crispy crunchy or burnt. MK-48 Mod6; Tag: MK-48 Mod6 DSCA Approves MK48 Torpedoes for Taiwan. I’ve had a private theory for a long time, that SOCOM has a worldwide network of pneumatic tubes, which Umbrella Academy totally lifted. Long range ammo for 6.5 weighs less than .308 and it had less recoil. If SOCCOM has a REQUIREMENT for a new MG and new munition, it is because the existing munition does not over match the threat, therefore there is a NEED for testing, contracting, and purchasing00. Tom, I agree with your comment on the supply chain. Armaholic - Covering the Arma series - Arma 3 | Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead | Arma 2 | Arma 2: British Armed Forces | Arma 2: Private Military Company | Armed Assault. DoD always looking for the magic round and camo.. Mk 48 Mod 0 / Mod 1. But I mean “may” because I don’t think it does, purely for the logistics reason you’ve already mentioned. energy…. apples and oranges. The new FN MK 48 Mod 2 machine gun is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. the 6.5 CM between 2,000 and 3,000 rounds, and worse still for the 6.5×284 Norma at between 1,500 and 1,800 rounds. Not sure what the story is now, but when I left the army in ‘11, everything was going to shorter and shorter barrels, even the machine guns. MK.48 MOD 0 Information NX cost 1 Day - 700 NX7 Days - 2,900 NX30 Days - 4,900 NX90 Days - 8,900 NXPermanent - 19,900 NX Restrictions None Popularity Below Average Features Pre-attached ACOG TA1 Scope Ammo capacity 100/100 Statistics Firing modes Automatic Modifications MagazineBulletsIron Sight The MK.48 MOD 0 is the NX-Standard variant of the MK.48. The military operational forces drive OPERATIONAL *REQUIREMENTS. The 2-cell module of Mk-48 makes the system very versatile and enables it to be installed on board in spaces that otherwise cannot be utilized. If everyone thought that way, the U.S. military would still be using .30-06 in all their rifles and machine guns, just as we did in WWII, rather than going to the 7.62 (which is not only marginally different, but also LESS POWERFUL than the .30-06) and the 5.56 (which is far less powerful than the .30-06). Yeah, it’ll out perform the 7.62 all day long. * they do this in part by studying *THREAT* (bad guy) capabilities, and determining the operational NEED to over match the threat. FORUMS / Arma 3 / Addons and Mods / Addon requests / MK-48 MOD 0/M240 Bravo . Americans have failed if we are ever in a “fair” fight. I thought the whole point was a more mobile, compact 308 belt fed for tighter environments & vehicle use. The weap… Deployment. 3. The M249 light machine gun (LMG), also known as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) which continues to be the manufacturer's designation and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by the Belgian company FN Herstal (FN). They didnt just thumb through a catalog, have a salesman come out and RIP through some ammo. That’s because the 5.56 is just a souped up .22. Check the statistics of riflemen accuracy in the Army vs. Marines. Image courtesy of FN America. Now if everyone is carrying 6.5 CM…Especially Spec Ops. uppers for AR15s, We can’t beat them because 1) they have the home field advantage in a guerilla/urban conflict 2) The Russians toughened them up for us 3) sorting out the bad actors from civilians is like sorting snakes, daveinwyo, you said, Correction, not doubled, increased by 50%. These ignorant comments about machine gun barrel life made by bolt action shooters …. No dates for arguments have been set at this time. As voiced above, I’d just be worried about the supply chain. STANAG 2324 Picatinny Rail The Mk 48 Mod 0 is an American light machine gun developed from the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the early 2000s. Will anyone on the receiving end be able to tell the difference? The questions about barrel life are moot, and uninformed. The prototype FN MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM features the latest upgrades for FN’s series of light and medium machine guns, including. Sig Sauer, Inc. Of the five, three contenders will be picked in October 2019, for a more than a Year competition. The production of the MK 54 Mod 0 version will cease in the fiscal year 2020. Not that I think that’s a bad thing. The weapon is carried by all U.S. Navy submarines, including Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, Seawolf-, Los Angeles-, and Virginia-class attack submarines. The M-48 MOD-1 is the next generation of the popular original M-48 mask. 6.5 CM may have a niche in SOCOM, but I don’t think so as general issue. Change for the sake of money? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. • GT-18 Salt Fog (By Similarity to MK 38 MOD 2) • GT-19 Dust (By Similarity to MK 38 MOD 2) • GT-21 Reliability and Tactical Life (By Similarity to MK 38 MOD 2) • GT-22 At-Sea Evaluation (PB-777) • Human Factors Evaluation 4 No safety-related issues . There is a high degree of parts commonality between the Mk48, M249 and Mk46 machine guns, which simplifies maintenance and repair. For those units, also chambering their MGs in the same caliber may make sense. While heavier than the 5.56×45mm NATO M249 due to its larger chambering and heavier barrel, the Mk 48 Mod 0 is still 17% lighter and 8.4% shorter than the M240. There are a total of four models in the Mk 48 family, with Mod 0 & 1 housing either 2 RIM-7VL or 4 RIM-162 cells, Mod 2 housing either 16 RIM-7VL or 32 RIM-162 cells. Your email address will not be published. As far as horsepower goes? 6.5 creedmoor/.224 valkyrie and the like, doesn’t seem to me to be fitting for combat roles based on that. We will keep you informed.. Richard A. Pearson , This article is about the machine gun. As with the Mk 46, the Mk 48 Mod 0 does not have an M249-type magazine feed port, in order to save weight. Jeremy S wrote it up. The Mk 48 has been developed in conjunction with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which has adopted the weapon and started its fielding process, beginning with special operations units. That’s why none of you have heard of them or have such a critter as an inconnel or stellite barrel. Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant, or another chambering, with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion. Average Life Expectancy of the .308 Win or .30-06 is between 5,000 to 8,000 rounds in an untreated barrel. The M60-based machine guns are a great deal more portable than the heavier M240-based designs used elsewhere in the U.S. military in the infantry medium machine gun role. Some SF units have already adopted the CM for their bolt guns. It was developed in response to a USSOCOM requirement. 2. Yes, Mk 48 Mod 0 are being refurbished to the new specs, and new Mk 48 Mod 1 are going to be ordered as well. Seems like a no-brainer but some people have a hard time with reality – unless it’s their ass getting pinned down in order for the lesson to sink in. 5.56 and 7.62 make a good combo. The Mk 48 is essentially an up-scaled M249, capable of firing 7.62x51mm ammunition. The ADCAP enhancement includes all digital guidance and control systems, digital fuzing systems, and pro-pulsion improvements which add speed, depth, and range capability. And it gets the job done. And now I own a rifle chambered in it. The classname for this is lae_mk_48_black. Enough with the naysayers. FN Herstal has announced a prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine gun. Re-barrel a SAW for a cartridge with less drop, better ballistic coefficient, and improved accuracy over a 7.62 round. “I truly do not understand the need to change from a round that has worked for decades, to one that is only marginally different.”. FA makes a premium product. AAI Corporation Textron Systems Mk 44 Armored Box Launcher Mod 2 (ABL) Capacity: 4 x TASM/TLAM. The Mk 48 Mod 0 is a gas-operated, air-cooled, fully automatic belt-fed machine gun. The use of M1913 "Picatinny" rails allows the fitting of various accessories from the SOPMOD kit, such as the ECOS-N (Enhanced Combat Optical Sight) red dot sight and other sighting or target-designating devices. The weapon can be fed from a loose belt, separate belt boxes, or clip-on ammunition pouches for 100 rounds. The Mark 48, or Mk 48, or Maximi is a lightweight belt-fed machine gun, firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating belt of ammunition. “For TTAGers who’ve handled the Mod 1 or other machine guns, do you think the 6.5 CM has the horses to replace the 7.62 round in range and downrange effectiveness?”, Nope…And I would hate to be in theatre and run short of ammunition, at the very least, 7.62×51 is available worldwide…. Hence the 3 round burst. recoil…. Trigger time with the Fabrique Nationale MK 48 MOD 1 at the Vickers Tactical 2 day Carbine/Subgun class Aug. 2-3 2008. The Second is a mix of the two, it is a black Mk48 with some camo paint and some metal. The classname for this is lae_mk_48_mix. Mod 3 is extremely compact, offering a potent weapon system which can be installed aboard combat vessels under 1,000 tons. @ D Dave; thanks for the info vs. 7.62. The design is based on an early 7.62×51mm NATO prototype of the FN Minimi, modified to be a scaled-up version of the 5.56 mm Mk 46 Mod 0. In 1971, USS Trigger (SS 564) tested the MK 48 variants by firing live warshot torpedoes. Improved version of the Mod 0 which began as a refurbishment program in 2006 and Mod 1 models replaced the Mod 0 entirely as of 2010. As military/industrial projects go this project is way less than a rounding error. The weapon is fitted with the same fixed, polymer buttstock as the M249, although the metallic, collapsible buttstock from the "Para" model can be found in some models. My 6.5 x 284 Norma has always been labeled as a short barrel life cartridge. The Mk 48 is similar to the Australian Maximi, sharing the same idea of up-scaling an FN Minimi / M249. I truly do not understand the need to change from a round that has worked for decades, to one that is only marginally different. The Mod 2 project was terminated and Westinghouse was contracted to manufacture 52 of the Mod 0 units. I seriously doubt it. The Mk-46 Mod.2 GWS incorporates new open architecture, fault isolation software and an embedded trainer. Billions of dollars and years later it’s deployed. That seems to be the reason everyone is “upgrading” to large cal. The Mk-48 torpedo is designed to be launched from submarine torpedo tubes. I don’t remember the exact length of the short 240 barrel, but it looked something like 16 inches. Should have gone with the AR10 version. The Mk 48 can also be fitted with a vertical foregrip for increased controllability during sustained fire. It is a heavyweight acoustic homing torpedo with sophisticated sonar and a fuzed warhead. vaporized. Solution? The Mk 48 Mod 0 is currently in service with certain USSOCOM units, such as the U.S. Navy SEALs and Army's 75th Ranger Regiment. To be honest, I have always been a .308 guy. (Photo: FN) FN America is showing off their candidate for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle. The FN MK 48 Mod 0, adopted as a USSOCOM program of record in 2003, was developed from FN Herstal’s 7.62x51mm FN MINIMI® at the request for a compact and easily-maneuverable … Range…. I agree. What?? you can shoot at me with that thing from 1000 yards and I’ll shoot at you with an actual GP machine gun and we will see who cries uncle first. The prototype is styled as the FN MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM. May 20, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO of eighteen (18) MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) Heavy Weight Torpedoes (HWT) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $180 million. 1 Overview 2 Variants 3 Events 4 … Is this the gun OBUMMER said we could get in the mail or buy anywhere anytime,? I don’t care how I have to get it. Not so much. Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion. Rounds fired vs. hits on target. Gun Weapon System MK 48 Mod 1 for WMSL 754‐757 57mm GUN MOUNT MK 110M d0(B f S d ) Detect Control Engage ECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR SYSTEM MK 20 MOD 0 GUN COMPUTER SYSTEM MK 160 M d 12 (NSWC U S A) 110 Mod 0 (Bofors, Sweden) MVR (Kollmorgen, U.S.A) ELECTRO-OPTICAL DIRECTOR MK 87 MOD 0 MK 160 Mod 12 (NSWC, U.S.A) GUN COMPUTER SYSTEM CABINET MK 119 Mod 2 GWS CONSOLE AN/UYQ-70(V)11 with MK … The first thing I thought was logistics. Also the 308/7.62 was/is more control-able in full auto. Description: This addon adds two 'new' Mk48 Mod 0 reskins. Then I shot it. The Mk-48 torpedo is designed to be launched from submarine torpedo tubes. Let the warfighter/evaluators on the pointy end make the call on the 6.5CM. It may also be used with a variety of different communication systems. It is also used on Canadian, Australian, and Dutch submarines. Trials conducte… Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion. https://www.fulton-armory.com/fultonarmoryusriflecal762mmm14-1-1-1-6-1.aspx. Best M14,M1,Carbine on the market and their AR pattern rifles are top notch as well. How is 6.5 better than 7.62? tell you what. 5. The US Navy designed and developed the SuW mission module for LCS class ships. Not so fast. or does it matter? Since they pretty much operate with what they hump in, ammo incompatibility seems to be a non-issue. accuracy…. more robust feed tray latch, ensuring the feed tray cover locks into place during reloads. May 21, 2020 admin. Spray and pray is not good marksmanship. PK and PKM machine guns using the 7.62x54R cartridge have a better range than a 5.56 AR or SAW. Στο πλαίσιο της διεθνούς έκθεσης «SOFIC 2019» (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) η βελγική FN Herstal παρουσίασε το πρωτότυπο πολυβόλο Mk.48 Mod.2 των 6,5 χιλιοστών,… How often are special forces deployed where they need to scrounge ammo from the locals? I want one anyways. The Navy will produce about 1046 MODS … Im betting this will be an “also has” configuration that I doubt will be used often. The aim was to produce a portable machine gun with the firepower of the M240 or M60. The Illinois State Rifle Association is pleased to announce the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois will hear the case of: People of the State of Illinois v Vivian Claudine Brown. Mk-48 and Mk-48 ADCAP torpedoes can be guided from a submarine by wires attached to the torpedo. The disadvantages of Mk 48 Mod 0 are that the life of the receiver is only about half of the M240B, and the effective range with accuracy are slightly lower than the M240B. New Squad Automatic Weapon, should be introduced into the U.S. Military within Twenty-Seven Months. The threat capability currently overmatched existing MGs chambered in 7.62 NATO. In 2017 Lockheed's production was approximately 50 per year. In every possible way! The Test is called “Environmental Mil-Std.-810 Overview” and there’s Twenty-Four categories in the Testing to Qualify. Mod 1 can be mounted on a bulkhead such as the side of a hangar and Mod 2 can be compactly mounted within the ship’s superstructure. It is officially classified as an LWMG (light weight machine gun) and was developed as a replacement for the Mk 43 Mod 0/1. Both could be converted to 6.5CM. Why would you need more than one shot of 6.5CM? It is manufactured by Fabrique Nationale Manufacturing, Inc., a division of FN Herstal based in the United States. American MGs have for decades had a stellite section or sleeve sometimes just at the chamber end, even in 7.62 NATO guns. 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Raytheon’s MK-48 Mod 0 design can be used to distribute launchers about the deck of a ship. drop…. harvnb error: no target: CITEREFPushies2004 (, United States Naval Special Warfare Command, List of individual weapons of the U.S. Armed Forces, "Project Manager Soldier Weapons Briefing for NDIA", U.S. Special Operators Will Soon Be Using This 6.5mm "Assault" Machine Gun The gun offers better range and accuracy over smaller belt-fed squad automatic weapons, thedrive.com, by Joseph Trevithick, May 21, 2019, FN MK 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun Prototype in 6.5CM Unveiled, thetruthaboutguns.com, by Woody, Jun 11, 2019, GlobalSecurity.org production info on Mk 48, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mk_48_machine_gun&oldid=991868787, Weapons and ammunition introduced in 2003, Articles with dead external links from February 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from June 2015, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 06:10. The Mod 2 prototype is an improved version of the FN MK48 chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor and it could be the Army’s next squad-level machine gun. Well worth the price. Along with other weapons systems chambered for it. Have you ever been a part of an Aberdeen, Picatinny, Crane, SOCCOM or USASOC test and evaluation? I’ve always had a .556 and 7.62X39. An answer looking for a question? an adjustable stock for length of pull and cheek height; improved handguard with 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock positions with improved bipod; and. This case is an appeal by the Illinois Attorney General of a case from White County IL, where the circuit judge ruled that the FOID card requirement was unconstitutional in this particular case, where Ms Brown had a .22 cal rifle in her home and did not have a FOID card and was not a prohibited person. Someone is going to see 6.5 CM and think 6.5cm… with much hilarity ensuing, .260 Remington is the better round. I also don’t buy the “lighter so troops can carry more” crap. Debuted at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa May 18-23, the machine gun is part of FN’s response to USSOCOM’s qualification of the caliber last year. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Lockheed has been working on upgrades to the Mk 48 torpedo Mod 6 and Mod 7 – which consists of adjustments to the guidance control box, broadband sonar acoustic receiver and … Mk 48 Reskins by Eki./Laertes. now about the cm, no I think the 7,62×51 is better. Is the Mk48 being used out to such distances, though? But if they ever do run out of rounds, it means things have seriously gone south of sideways, and the goings got too tough for the cyclic. The weapon was developed for use by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) units. Except at this point, the only guys that are going to be toting these MGs aren’t the ones who normally have to worry about getting things, no matter where they’re at. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Your email address will not be published. It’s quite a bit lighter-duty than the M240 –intentionally so– so the high-volume/sustained-fire (for a belt-fed) type use seems like a strain on its abilities. Fabrique Nationale's division at Columbia, South Carolina (which also produces the M249 and M240 series of weapons for the U.S. military) was charged with production of the Mk 48 Mod 0. thank you Mr Pearson . AR-10 offers ease of crossover training. PS; The difference between 6.5 vs. 7.62 in a MG is probably very slight. Former SF weapons specialist, ’69-’76. Being heavily based on the Mk 46 Mod 0, the Mk 48 Mod 0 features five MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails (one on top of the receiver, one on each side of the forearm/handguard, one under the handguard, and one on top of the barrel), an integral folding bipod, and a tripod-mounting lug. Five Small Arms Manufacturers are competing in the competition on 30 May 2019. Rifles in this caliber would fly in the face of decades of the intermediate cartridge theory. Tom, I’ll allow your ballistic edge of the 6.5 CR over 7.62 NATO. Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion. So they went out and got a better MG and a better muntion for the INTENDED APPLICATION. Are an all new rifle could be developed. The Mod 2 variant is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. If a team in the field has a turn bolt in 6.5 CM, okay. The program is intended to replace the M249 Light Machine Gun with a more modern machine gun chambered for 6.5mm … The FN MK 48 Mod 0, adopted as a USSOCOM program of record in 2003, was developed from FN Herstal’s 7.62x51mm FN MINIMI® at the request for a compact and easily-maneuverable … Good thing it has a quick change barrel then. This allows the lower pod to be removed while topside to conserve air, and allows normal speech while diving. Last thing we need is more expense in logistics for a new gun/round when we can’t even field a military that can beat a bunch of 7th century barbarians. In addition, FN also holds current USSOCOM contracts for the MK 17 7.62-caliber carbine and MK 20 SSR precision rifle. I love 6.5 – more accuracy and less wind drift than .308, with a flatter trajectory and more energy past 400 yards. Fifty-One percent or greater in each category is required to past the test…. ISRA Executive Director. The weight of a 2-cell module of Mk-48 is 1,450 pounds (with empty canisters), 725 pounds for exhaust system, and 800 pounds for ship installation interfaces. weight (ability to carry more rounds due to lighter weight)….high BC (ballistic coefficient)….high SD (sectional density)…etc. Question: which rifle platform do they use? Design and features of MK 54 lightweight torpedo. For TTAGers who’ve handled the Mod 1 or other machine guns, do you think the 6.5 CM has the horses to replace the 7.62 round in range and downrange effectiveness? All it takes is the threat of 6.5 more Creed and the pig just rolls over and dies, sublimating into bacon and pancetta. From comments here and in other forums, including my range, is 6.5 CM has a third of the barrel life of a 7.62/.308. Is it worth the expense of the research & development, adoption and issue for a large military? My question is as those above mentioned is barrel life, MGs easily go through thousands and thousands of rounds per year. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency … The program achieved full-rate production on 21 March 2003. It will depend on who, how many, if any, militaries adopt it. It is advisable to fire the Mk 48 Mod 0 in short bursts of 3-5 shots to reduce muzzle climb and conserve ammunition. The inventory of the U.S. Navy in 2001 was 1,046 Mk-48 torpedoes. I like it, reasonable recoil, its readily available. Of three hits, the Mod 0 sank two ships and the Mod 1 sank one. The main reason we went to 308 vs. 30-06, IMO, was because the Army isn’t like the Marines, where everyone is a rifleman first. The Mk 48 Mod 0 is a 7.62 mm medium machine gun used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army special operations units in ArmA 2. This is silly. Metals like stellite and inconnel are used to make things like rocket nozzles. Those 7th century barbarians often outgun us. The challenge has been presented and answered long ago. Are we looking at the military/industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about? can someone tell me what this thing does that a Browning 1919 didn’t do 100 years ago? “How is 6.5 better than 7.62?” Yes, I realize that, more than likely, their input will get lost in the numbers, i.e., figures lie, liars figure. 6.5 CM not only vaporizes, it instantly metabolises pork into sheer awesomeness, available to any Americans within earshot; while also providing a +11 buff to teammate Fuck Yeah stats until ammo runs out, or everything is dead. The carrying handle, which had been removed from the Mk 46, was reintegrated on the Mk 48 to assist the replacement of hot barrels without use of other equipment, such as heat-resistant gloves; the handle can be folded down when not in use. Bolt rifle and belt fed while everyone else another caliber. Στο πλαίσιο της διεθνούς έκθεσης «SOFIC 2019» (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) η βελγική FN Herstal παρουσίασε το πρωτότυπο πολυβόλο Mk.48 Mod.2 των 6,5 χιλιοστών,… As of 2012 Mk-48 Mod 6 was in service; a Mod 7 version was test fired in 2008 in the Rim of Pacific Naval exercises. Required fields are marked *. M-14, FN FAL, G-3 are all what I think could be adapted to the caliber. Mk 48 Mod 0 This is a 7.62×51mm NATO version of the Mk 46, used by USSOCOM when a heavier cartridge is required. It still features the unique 2-cavity design. And I’m getting another one. wind drift…. See logistics. Not even the type of ammo, but it’s a smaller caliber and that’s a no-go for me. Debuted at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa May 18-23, the machine gun is part of FN’s response to USSOCOM’s qualification of the caliber last year. Kind of curious about the longevity of the barrel. but is the cm around lighter round and easier to carry? MGs are for suppression fire, not pinpoint accuracy. The Royal Navy elected not to buy the Mark 48, preferring to use the Spearfishinstead. If this thing is ANYTHING like the Jam-o-matic M249 SAW… Fuck it, just give me the M240 with a short barrel. We’ll just never hear about them rectifying the situation by speed-dialing in super-squirrels, melting everything around them, and/or unassing the AO like the ninjas they are. I, we, us really shouldn’t be part of the 6.5CM discussion. Or are Army shooters that much better in the 21st century than in the 20th? Logistics is the key. Didn’t work in VN, doesn’t work now. SOCOM did a pretty in depth trial between the 7.62NATO and the 6.5CM and found that, all other things equal, their shooters doubled their hit percentage at and beyond the 1,000 yard mark with the CM, almost purely due to wind calls. As far as supply chain, there was a time that 7.62 x 51 was the new guy in town. Any thoughts? MG barrels are sleeved (not plated, lined, coated, but sleeved) with a stellite or stellite alloy inner barrel. barnbwt, you mean at 1k yards? General Dynamics-Otis, Inc. I’ve poked fun at the 6.5 cm before. Mod 0/1/2 are usually grouped into either a 16-cell module for RIM-7VL or a 32-cell module for RIM-162. To counter the MG’s the M110 DMR was fielded but didn’t significantly increase the max effective range or suppressive capability for the rest of the team. , At the National Defense Industry Association’s annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), which began on May 20 2019, FN has unveiled a prototype of its new Mk 48 Mod 2 machine gun chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor. As far the authors comment that this assures the longevity of the 6.5. JW, I agree. FN America, LLC. Being heavily based on the Mk 46 Mod 0, the Mk 48 Mod 0 features five MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails (one on top of the receiver, one on each side of the forearm/handguard, one under the handguard, and one on top of the barrel), an integral folding bipod, and a tripod-mounting lug. Mk 48 Mod 0 Guided Missile Vertical Launching System (GMVLS) (2-cell) Installation Width: 220 cm Installation Depth: 127 cm Installation Height: 478 cm Used On: Canadian Halifax Class Frigates, Japanaese Murasame class Destroyers Notes: Designed for on-deck installation, with an exhaust plenum betw een the two cells. The M60-based designs have a long history of insufficient reliability, however. I suspect the High Muzzle Velocities and the Propellant used to propel the 6.5 to those velocities have a weakening affect on Non-Treated Barrels…. But Also, barrel length. The improvements to the MK 48 Mod 0 were also incorporated into the M249 series and is in service with USSOCOM as the MK 46 5.56x45mm machine gun. Two SuW mission modules (each including one Mk-46 Mod.2 GWS) will be installed on each LCS class ship. Two questions. If anything, it keeps the locals from using their ammo…, You can buy an M14 in 6.5 from Fulton right now: https://www.fulton-armory.com/fultonarmoryusriflecal762mmm14-1-1-1-6-1.aspx, ~$3,100 USD is a bit pricey for an M14 type (M65) 6.5 CM…. The LWMG program was patterned after the Mk 46 Mod 0—a variant of the M249 light machine gun currently in use by the USSOCOM. muzzle velocity…. 1. On 21 March 2001, the USSOCOM approved the MNS/ORD (Mission Need Statement/Operational Requirements Document) for a new 7.62×51mm NATO lightweight machine gun (LWMG) to replace the M60E4/Mk 43 Mod 0 in use by United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) units. Wires attached to the MK 17 7.62-caliber carbine and MK 20 SSR precision.. Muntion for the info vs. 7.62 in a “ fair ” fight CR! 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