| Features: The M240G Machine Gun is the
ground version of the original M240/M240E1, 7.62mm medium class weapon
designed as a coaxial/pintle mounted machine gun for tanks and light
armored vehicles. The rate of fire may be controlled by three different
regulator settings. The M240G is modified for ground use by the
installation of an "infantry modification kit," comprised of a flash
suppressor, front sight, carrying handle for the barrel, a buttstock,
infantry length pistol grip, bipod, and rear sight assembly. While
possessing many of the same basic characteristics as the M60 series
medium class machine guns, the durability of the M240 system results in
superior reliability and maintainability when compared to the M60.
Background: The Marine Corps is replacing
the M60E3 with the M240G. The ground version of the M240 allows for a
common medium machine gun throughout the Marine Corps.