USER MANUAL. C-MAG MAGAZINE. SYSTEM. M / FN MINIMI The C-MAG Magazine M/FN MINIMI is a. round ammunition magazine, manufac-. FN Minimi – Belgian-made version of basic machine gun. The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide. The FN MINIMI is a gas actuated long-stroke piston system LMG firing The gas valve is manually adjustable with two positions: normal and.

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With the bipod fully extended, the bore axis is elevated to a height of nf Others features include a more ergonomic cocking handle maunal an optional heat shield, enabled by an added on long pin, to protect from barrel heat. Archived PDF from the original on To save weight, the magazine feed option of the standard and para models has maunal discarded.

Early models of the Minimi had the rear sight mounted forward of the feed cover and the front post secured to the barrel, closer to the muzzle end.

The folding bipod is mounded under the gas chamber, and the gun has provisions for tripod or vehicle mountings. First introduced in the late s, it is now in service in more than 75 countries.

Contents 1 Design details 2 Variants 3 Users 3. Press release via army-technology. As a result of favorable reviews of the Mk 48 Mod 0 and increasing demand for a more powerful variant of the Minimi, FN Herstal introduced the Minimi mwnual.


The stock has an integrated hydraulic buffer that stabilizes the rate of fire and reduces felt recoil. This feature was developed by FN’s Maurice V. This page was last modified on 15 Marchat The FN Minimi short for French: The fruits of their labor are the Mk.

The hooded front sight is installed in dn post on the gas block.

FN MINIMI 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun

Retrieved on July 29, The magazine port, when not in use, is closed with an L-shaped hinged flap equipped with a tooth, which engages a corresponding opening in the magazine and serves as a magazine release. Buttstock and buffer assembly. The most prominent updates are: The user can have his eye correctly aligned with the iron sights, or optical sights, while keeping his cheek properly positioned on the buttstock.

The Minimi has a push-button type manual safety installed in the trigger housing, above the pistol grip. The Minimi is striker-fired and the bolt carrier functions as the striking mechanism. Light machine gun Squad Automatic Weapon. LMGs allow rifle squads to take light automatic weapons with them in the assault.

A new bipod is 3-position height adjustable and seamlessly integrates into the shape of the handguard when folded back regardless of accessories that may be attached. Issue 20 — The Flip-up dust covercloses the magazine port when it is not in use, serving also as a belt guide.

The weapons are being acquired now, with NZ delivery due to start from April this year, and introduction to service and issuing to units planned to occur in last quarter of Retrieved 5 November Archived from the original on 25 March The standard light machine gun version has a mm The Minimi miniml a SAW that fires from an open bolt.


The barrels have a quick-change capability; a lever is provided on the left side of the weapon that unlocks the imnimi allowing the shooter to push it forward removing it from its trunnion.

This innovative feature was developed by FN’s Maurice V. Archived from the original on 12 October A railed forearm ensures modularity and mission-adaptability permitting the use of flashlights, vertical grips, and infrared laser designators.

The open sights are standard, with the availability of vide variety of optical msnual night sights for SPW and Mk. The Illustrated Directory of 20th Century Guns.

FN Minimi – Wikipedia

The M Para is optimized for airborne, armored infantry and close quarters combat CQC operations with a shorter barrel and sliding butt.

Magazine feeding is used only as an auxiliary measure, when belt-linked ammunition has been exhausted. The rear sight is adjustable from to 1, m by m increments.

Upon firing, the piston is forced to the rear by expanding propellant gases bled through a port in the barrel near the muzzle end.