By: sytasyn_syn Posted:
October 15, 2008 Filed under: Machine Guns
, FN Herstal
, Gas Operated
, Full Auto
, 5.56x45mm NATO
, matte black
, Belt Fed
The MK46 is an M249 variant developed to meet a US Special Operations requirement for a lightweight light machine gun that would retain the intrinsic functionality and reliability of the standard M249. (Available in Black. Flat Dark Earth color availability - TBD).
Weight reduction was achieved by using a new lightweight fluted barrel removing the magazine well and vehicle mounting lugs, and incorporating a titanium bipod.
Unique to the MK46 is the forward rail that accommodate scopes, laser designators and flashlights. It also accommodates a forward pistol grip and has a detachable bipod.
This weapon has been adopted by the US Navy. Full gun »