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# FM 3-22.68 Ch. 3

### M240 B

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What is the weight of the M240B? 27.6 Lbs
What Field Manual covers the M240B? FM 3-22.68 Chapter 3
Describe the M240B The M240B is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position.
What is the sustained rate of fire for the M240B? 100 Rounds per minute fired in 6 to 9 round bursts and 4 to 5 seconds between bursts. Barrel change every 10 minutes.
What is the rapid rate of fire for the M240B? 200 Rounds per minute fired in 10 to 13 round bursts and 2 to 3 seconds between bursts. Barrel change every 2 minutes.
What is the cyclic rate of fire for the M240B? 650 to 950 Rounds per minute fired in continuous bursts. Barrel change every minute.
What is the maximum range of the M240B? 3725 meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M240B with tripod and T&E? 1100 meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M240B for an area target? Tripod –1,100 meters Bipod – 800 meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M240B for a point target? Tripod – 800 meters Bipod – 600 meters
What is the length of the M240B? 49 inches
What is the maximum tracer burnout for the M240B? 900 meters
What types of ammunition can be used with M240B? M80 – Ball M61 – Armor Piercing M62 – Tracer M63 – Dummy M82 – Blank
Created by: mattcobbs

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