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IWI Negev NG7



Overview


Negev NG7

Left side view of Negev NG7 machine gun.

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Origin
Israel
Type
Machine gun
Entered service
Mid 2010's
Status
In service
Development
Late 2000's
Developer
Israel - IWI
Production
2012 - present
Producer
Israel - IWI

Description


Introduction

The Negev NG7 is a modern machine gun of Israeli origin. It was developed by IWI at the request of the Israeli Defense Force and was adopted around 2012.

Design

The Negev NG7 is an upscaled and modernized version of the original Negev light machine gun. Unlike its predecessor it is chambered in the more powerful 7.62x51mm NATO round. The ability to use box magazines is no longer there, but semi-automatic fire remains available. The modernized furniture includes a Picatinny sight rail on top of the receiver and a fully adjustable folding stock.

Firepower

The Negev NG7 fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round. It is belt fed only. Clip-on belt boxes for 100 or 125 rounds are issued with the Negev NG7. The rate of fire is 600 to 750 rpm on the regular gas setting. A second gas setting is for use in harsh conditions. When used on a clean weapon the rate of fire is about 1.000 rpm. The maximum effective range is quoted as 1 km against area targets. The SF model has a shorter barrel and the effective range is up to 800 m.

Users

The Negev NG7 was adopted by the Israeli Defense Force. It is available for export.

Details


Facts Negev NG7 Negev NG7-SF
General
Origin
Israel
Type
Machine gun
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
Belt fed, 100 or 125 round clip-on belt box
Barrel length
508 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Operation
Action
Gas operated, open bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1 - F
Rate of fire
600 - 750 rpm, 2 gas settings
Dimensions
Stock type
Side folding retractable stock, adjustable cheek piece
Length
1.01 m stock extended
1.03 m stock retracted
0.82 m stock folded
Weight
7.95 kg empty without optics
Sights
Iron sights
Iron sights, tritium, 300 to 1.000 m gradations
Optical sights
Optional, Picatinny rail on top of receiver
Accessories
Bipod
Fixed foldable and adjustable bipod
Grip
Optional 45 degree assault grip