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M60 Machine Gun (USA) 1/48 Scale Model Kit Mini World 4865a

Theme: Parts

Era : 2020-2022

Scale : 1/48

Material :

Series: Detail-up Parts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The 7.62 mm M60 machine gun is an American single machine gun developed in the post-war years and adopted by the Army and Marine Corps in 1957. For design flaws and appearance, he received the nickname English. the pig - "pig".
Despite the fact that since the 1980s the process of replacing the M60 with more advanced machine guns, such as the Belgian-designed M240, has begun, this weapon is still being produced and is quite widely used, although mainly on "secondary roles".
In terms of design, it was basically a hybrid of two German-developed systems of the Second World War period - the FG-42 automatic rifle (automatic reloading with a gas engine) and the MG 42 machine gun (tape drive mechanism).
The history of the use of machine guns in the US armed forces begins during the years of the war between the North and the South. During the Second World War, the American infantry never received a successful machine gun model; the machine guns in service, in particular, the Browning models of 1917, 1918 and 1919 and the Johnson model of 1941, were either very outdated or simply unsuccessful samples. The greater was the interest with which the American army looked at the latest German developments in this area.se.