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MG-4 7.62 mm Vehicle MG

South African 7.62mm moslty vehicle-mounted machine gun, developed on the basis of the old Browning 0.30 inch machine gun, but with a redesigned barrel for use with standard 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ammunition

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62mm Browning MG-4 CA/AA Browning M1919 Machine Gun
abDescriptionThe South African variant is designated the MG4 of which two models are available; the MG4 CA which is used in a fixed co-axial application without the pistol grip, and the MG4 AA which is used in mounts and thus provided with sight and pistol grip. The MG4 fires standard 7,62 mm NATO rounds from disintegrating metal link belts at a rate of 800 rounds per minute.
ac.TypeVehicle-mounted Machine Gun
ad.Calibre7,62 mm x 51 NATO (.30 in)
ae.Overall LengthMG-4 CA: 940 mm MG-4 AA: 1 015 mm
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew 
ai.Country of OriginUSA
aj.Ammunition 
ak.Effective Range (HE) 
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed MechanismDisintegrating metal-link belt
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire800 rounds/min; Cyclic rate of fire: 50rpm
be.SightsMG-4 coaxial: Mechanical, graduated in yds and mils. Adjustable for elevation and windage. Blade in front, Leaf aperture in rear
bf.Muzzle Energy320 kpm
bg.Barrel Length610 mm (24 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel3,25 kg
bi.Rifling4 Grooves, RH
bj.OperationRecoil
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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