A M240C coaxial machine gun of US origin.
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The MAG Coaxial is an early Cold War era vehicle machine gun of Belgian origin. The MAG Coaxial is a further development of the FN MAG general purpose machine gun for infantry use.
The coaxial models lack buttstock, carrying handle and bipod. They can be either trigger or solenoid fired. Some nations issue egress kits that allow a coaxial model to be converted for infantry use.
Since the early 1960's a wide range of Western vehicles has been fitted with the MAG Coaxial. These range from small armored cars to main battle tanks. The MAG Coaxial remains in widespread service today.
The MAG Coaxial is derived from the FN MAG as designed for infantry and crew served use.
The PKT can be considered the Soviet counterpart of the MAG Coaxial. The PKT is a belt-fed machine gun firing the 7.62x54mm Russian round. These machine guns are used in main battle tanks and various light armored vehicles.
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