MAG 2A1 ,7.62 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces
The MAG Model 60-20 is an automatic, air-cooled, gas-operated machine gun, firing belt-fed 7.62×51mm NATO from an open bolt.It is manufactured at Ordnance Factory under license. Indian-made MAG 58. Also in service as the MG 5A (Co-axial) and MG 6A (Commander’s gun) with some armoured vehicles.
The gun is capable of a sustained high rate of fire in bursts.The gun fires from open breech thus preventing any explosion of a cartridge (cook off) after prolonged firing. The gun is provided with a heavy/light barrel, the bore and chamber of which are chromium plated.
The weapon is supplied with a gun barrel and a spare barrel which can be quickly and easily changed to avoid over heating which causes cook off and reduction in barrel life. The gun is fed from left to right with belts of disintegrating link which are ejected to the right. Empty cartridge cases are ejected downwards.
|Wt. w/o Magazine||5.87 kg|
|Wt. w/loaded Magazine||6.37 kg|
|Length Overall||1025 mm|
|Barrel length||500 mm|
|Sight Radius||475 mm|
|Magazine Capacity||30 Rds|
|Fire selection||SS/Auto Rds|
|Rate of fire (cyclic)||650 Rpm|
|Effective range||600 m|
|Muzzle velocity||915 m/s|
|Muzzle energy||1740 J|
|Recoil energy||2.85 J|