Early 1950's - 1960
Denmark - DISA
Indonesia - Pindad
- UNIT COST
Expensive to produce
The Madsen-Saetter is a machine gun of Danish origin. DISA acquired the design of the Saetter design in the early 1950's in order to expand its produce catalogue. The Madsen name was added as it was a well known brand name. The Madsen-Saetter arrived too late and saw limited sales.
The Madsen-Saetter is a gas operated weapon that uses a long stroke gas piston and fires from the open bolt position. It is belt fed and feeds from left to right. The quick change barrel is fluted at the begin for increased cooling. Besides the wooden stock and pistol grip the whole weapon is made out of metal. It can be fired from its bipod or be mounted on a tripod.
The Madsen-Saetter fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round from 50 round non-disintegrating link belts. The cyclic rate of fire is 750 rpm. The maximum effective range is 800 meters. During British trails in 1958 the Madsen-Saetter showed it had a limited reliability.
The Madsen-Saetter was produced only in limited quantities for trails, but did not win any contracts. License production at the Pindad plant in Bandung, Indonesia was setup and limited quantities were produced. It does not appear to be in active service.
The Madsen-Saetter is a medium machine gun of Danish origin. It is a gas operated belt fed weapon that fires the 7.62x51mm round. It was produced in limited numbers as it was more expensive and less capable than other machine guns produced in the 1960's.
|Caliber||7.62x51mm NATO or .30-06|
|Magazine||Belt fed, 50 rounds|
|Operation||Gas operated, long stroke gas piston, open bolt|
|Rate of fire||750 rpm|
|Barrel length||564 mm|
|Rifling||4 grooves, right hand twist|
|Muzzle velocity||838 m/s|
|Weight||10.1 kg empty|
|Sights||Iron sights, blade front and tangent notch rear|
|Remarks||Fixed foldable bipod|