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Crew-Served Machine Guns, 5. M60 and M60D Operator’s Manual.

M60 and M60D Maintenance Manual. The M60 is general purpose gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed, automatic machine gun that fires from the open-bolt position. The weapon features glmg head space, which permits rapid changing of barrels.

It has a maximum rate of fire of rounds per minute. Ammunition is fed into the weapon from a round bandoleer containing a disintegrating metallic split-link belt. It can be fired from the shoulder, hip, or underarm position; from the bipod-steadied position; or from the tripod-mounted position. M60 NSN Ammunition is issued in a disintegrating metallic split-linked belt M13 links. The preferred combat ammunition mix for the M60 machine pgmg is four ball M80 and one tracer M Click here for more information.


In the urban environment, the M60 machine gun provides high-volume, long-range, automatic gpgm for the suppression or destruction of targets. The M60 machine gun is cumbersome, making it difficult to use inside while clearing a building.

However, it is manuwl outside to suppress and isolate enemy defenders.

The M60 can be fired from manuak the shoulder or the hip to provide a high volume of assault and suppressive fires. The use of the long sling to support the weapon and ammunition is preferred. Because of its reduced penetration power, the M60 machine gun is less effective against masonary targets than a.

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However, the M60’s availability and lighter weight makes it well suited to augment heavy machine gun fire or to be used in areas where. The M60 machine gun can be employed on its tripod to deliver accurate fire along gpkg lines and then can quickly be converted to biped fire to cover alternate fields of fire.


The M60 machine gun can be hard to hold steady maanual repeatedly hit the same point on a wall. The dust created by the bullet strikes also makes precise aiming difficult. Firing from a tripod is usually more effective, especially if sandbags are used to steady the weapon.

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Short bursts of three to five rounds fired in a U-type pattern are best. Breaching a brick veneer presents a special problem for the M60 machine gun. Rounds penetrate the cinder block but leave a net-like structure of unbroken block. Excessive ammunition is required to destroy a net since most rounds only pass through a previously eroded hole. One or two minutes work with an E-tool, crowbar, or axe can remove this web and allow entry through the breach hole.

Click on image to see full size: Barrel changed every 10 minutes. Barrel changed every 2 minutes. Barrel changed every minute.