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Daily Military Defense & Archive – U.S. Marines assigned to 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion (LAAD) and Headquarters Battery, 10th Marine Regiment participate in a heavy machine gun range training day, where they used .50 cal machine gun and M240 against old tanks.

The M240 or Machine Gun, is a family of machine guns to use generalized loaded tape, operating gas using the cartridge 7.62 × 51 mm belt disintegrating M13, is the American variant of the Belgian FN MAG machine gun 58 (Mitrailleuse d’Appui Général, general purpose machine gun or GPMG).

The M240 has been used by the United States since the mid-1980s and is used by infantry, armored or not, boats and aircraft; although not the MMG (medium machine gun) lighter in service, the M240 is widely seen as a highly effective and reliable weapon, and its standardization among NATO forces was seen as a great advantage.

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