4 May 1994
22 May 1972
This specification is approved for use by all Departments and
Agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 Scope. This specification covers the requirements,
examinations and tests for one type of 7.62mm gas operated air
cooled, link belt fed,lightwight machine gun furnished with one
spare interchangeable barrel assembly with bipod assembly.
machine gun is designed to be fired with the M23, M24, M41 and
M44 Helicopter Subsystems (see 6.1) .
2.1.1 Specification, standards and handbooks. The following
specifications,standards, and handbooks from a part of this
document to o the extend specified herein. Unless otherwise
specifiied the issues of these documents are those listed in the
issue of the Department of Defense Index of Specifications and
Standards(DoDISS) and supplement thereto, cited in the
solicitation (see 6.2) .
Beneficial comments (recommendations,additions, deletions) and any
pertinent data which may be of use in improving this document, should be
addressed to: commander, U.S. Army ARDEC, ATTN: SMCA-BAC-S Picatinny
Arsenal, New Jersey 09806-5000 by using the Standardization Document
Improvement Proposal (DD Form 1426 appearing at the end of this document
or by letter.
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; is unlimited.