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How much does an M60 weigh?

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A fully equipped M60 machine gun weighs a total of 23.15 pounds. This weight combined with the copious amount of ammunition required means the M60 is often a crew-served weapon. An M60 team usually has two or three members.

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How much does an M60 weigh?
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Developed in 1957, the M60 has been used extensively by the U.S. military in every conflict since 1960. It uses the standard NATO 7.62mm round and has a fire rate of 500 to 600 rounds per minute. In 1994, a phaseout of the M60 was implemented in the U.S. Army's infantry units. It remains in service as a vehicle mounted weapon and with certain special forces units. Foreign armies continue to use the M60.


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