In Photos: M249 Squad Assault Weapon

August 21, 2018

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The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, or SAW, is an individually portable, gas operated, magazine or disintegrating metallic link-belt fed, light machine gun with fixed headspace and quick change barrel feature.

 

 

It provides infantry squads with the high rate of fire of a machine gun combined with accuracy and portability approaching that of a rifle.

 

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