|For when Action Man needs extra firepower|
Brother of Maximi? Small bloke from Austin Powers?
- Calibre : 5.56 X 45 mm NATO
- Weight : 6,85 Kg
- Effective Range : 400 m
- Feed : Belt (220 rd) or FNC 30 round magazine.
- Rate of fire : 700 - 800 rounds/min
Two versions are used in the UK: The regular fixed stock version and the Para version, which has a collapsible stock and a shorter barrel. Respectively known as the L108A1 and the L110A1.
Usually deployed two per section (one per fireteam) in the infantry LMG role.
Film and Screen Roles
- Enemy Casualties: unknown
- Tactical achievement: unknown
- Cost: unknown
- Demonstration of applied fire power: priceless
Other Nations Service
Designated F89 in Australian service. Designated C9 In Canadian Service, It has also replaced the C2A1 in the SAW role. The Minimi has replaced the AA-52 in the GPMG role in the French Foreign Legion. Called the SAW M249 in the service of Uncle Spam ... sorry ... Sam. Used in the LMG role in the Netherlands, thought it did not fully replace the GPMG there, because Afghanistan proved the use and importance of having a 7.62 spitting piece of kit around.