The M , officially the Machine Gun, 7. It is used extensively by infantry , most often in rifle companies , as well as on ground vehicles , watercraft and aircraft. Despite being heavier than some comparable weapons, it is highly regarded for reliability and its standardization among NATO members is a major advantage. All variants are fed from disintegrating belts and are capable of firing most types of 7. M variants can be converted to use non-disintegrating belts. There are significant differences in weight and some features among some versions which restrict interchangeability of parts.

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The MB is a general-purpose machine gun. It can be mounted on a bipod, tripod, aircraft, or vehicle. The MB is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position. This reliable 7. Ammunition is fed into the weapon from a round bandoleer containing a disintegrating metallic split-link belt. The gas from firing one round provides the energy for firing the next round.

Thus, the gun functions automatically as long as it is supplied with ammunition and the trigger is held to the rear. As the gun is fired, the belt links separate and are ejected from the side. Empty cases are ejected from the bottom of the gun. A spare barrel is issued with each MB, and barrels can be changed quickly as the weapon has a fixed head space. However, barrels from different weapons should not be interchanged.

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