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Bren 7.62 mm MG

British manufactured .303 calibre light machine gun which was re-engineered by the SADF to use standard NATO 7.62mm cartridges

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62mm Bren Light Machine Gun
abDescriptionAll the South African .303 Brens were re-barreled to 7.62x51 mm.
ac.TypeLight Machine Gun
ad.Calibre7.62 mm x 51 NATO (.308in)
ae.Overall Length1156 mm (45.26 in)
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew 
ai.Country of OriginGreat Britain
aj.Ammunition 
ak.Effective Range (HE) 
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed Mechanism20-round detachable box magazine
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire500 rpm (cyclic)
be.Sights 
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length635 mm (25.1 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling6 Grooves, RH
bj.OperationGas, air-cooled, tilting block
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.DesignerBrno, Czechoslovakia
ckDesigned1930
cl.ManufacturerRoyal Small Arms Factory
cm.Produced1937
cn.Variants 
co.In Service1970s
cp.Proliferation 
 
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