List of Medium Machine Guns - MMG

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A medium machine gun or MMG, in modern terms, usually refers to a belt-fed automatic firearm firing a full-power rifle cartridge.

The term Medium machine gun is used to refer to the ubiquitous full-power rifle caliber machine gun designs, which are alternately called General purpose machine guns or universal machine guns.

They essentially all have provisions for quick-change barrels and the ability to be fired from a bipod, tripod, or pintle mount, and weigh between 20-30 pounds. Modern Western MMG/GPMG weapons almost always fire 7.62x51 full power rifle ammunition; modern Eastern MMG/GPMG weapons usually fire 7.62x54R full power rifle ammunition with a rimmed cartridge.

For example, the US Army and Marines now use the FN MAG (as the M240 machine gun) which is almost always called by its current designation M240 medium machine gun. It was originally adopted as vehicle co-axial machine in the late 1970s, but its higher reliability resulted the infantry adopting it for use over the M60 machine gun, despite being several pounds heavier. They both have quick-detachable barrels, bipods in their light infantry model, tripod and pintle mount options for other models, and similar weight and size. The M60 was typically referred to either as a Light Machine gun or a General Purpose Machine gun.
List of Medium Machine Guns:
MMG Picture Specification Country Year
Heckler & Koch HK121 Heckler & Koch HK121 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Germany 2010
Tarnów UKM-2000 Tarnów UKM-2000 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Poland 2000
Zastava M84 Zastava M84 Medium Machine Gun MMG 7.62x54mmR Serbia 1984
Type 80 Type 80 Medium Machine Gun MMG 7.62x54mmR China 1980
Vektor SS-77 Vektor SS-77 Medium Machine Gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO
5.56x45mm NATO
South Africa 1977
Uirapuru MIC Uirapuru Medium Machine Gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Brazil 1975
MG3 MG3 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Germany 1969
Type 67 Type 67 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x54mmR China 1967
PK, PKM PKM medium machine gun MMG 7.62x54mmR Russia 1965
NTK-62 NTK-62 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Japan 1962
SIG MG 710-3 SIG MG 710-3 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Switzerland 1960s
FN MAG FN MAG medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO Belgium 1958
M60 M60 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x51mm NATO US 1957
Kucher Model K1 Kucher Model K1 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x54mmR Hungary 1952
MG51 MG51 medium machine gun MMG 7.5x55mm Swiss Switzerland 1951
SG-43 Goryunov SG-43 Goryunov medium machine gun MMG 7.62x54mmR Russia 1943
Ksp m/42 machine gun Ksp m/42 medium machine gun MMG 6.5x55mm Sweden 1942
MG42 MG42 medium machine gun MMG 7.92x57mm Mauser Germany 1942
DS-39 DS-39 medium machine gun MMG 7.62x54mmR Russia 1939
Besa machine gun Besa medium machine gun MMG 7.92x57mm Mauser UK 1936
MAC 1934 MAC 1934 medium machine gun MMG 7.5x54mm French France 1934
MG34 MG34 medium machine gun MMG 7.92x57mm Mauser Germany 1934
MAC 1931 MAC 1931 mediummachine gun MMG 7.5x54mm French France 1931
Vickers K Vickers K medium machine gun MMG .303 British UK 1930s
Darne Darne medium machine gun MMG 7.5x54mm French France 1922
M1919 Browning M1919 Browning medium machine gun MMG .30-06 Springfield
7.62x51mm NATO
.303 British
7.92x57mm Mauser
US 1919
MG17 MG17 medium machine gun MMG 7.92x57mm Mauser Germany 1917
Hotchkiss M1914 Hotchkiss Model 1914 medium machine gun MMG 8mm Lebel
7x57mm Mauser
6.5x50mm Arisaka
France 1914
MG14 Parabellum MG14 medium machine gun MMG 7.92x57mm Mauser Germany 1914
Vickers machine gun Vickers medium machine gun MMG .303 British UK 1912
Perino Model 1908 Perrino Model 1908 medium machine gun MMG 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano Italy 1908
St. Étienne Mle 1907 St. Étienne Mle 1907 medium machine gun MMG 8mm Lebel France 1907

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