Cugir machine gun

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The Cugir machine gun
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Type Machine Gun
Place of origin  Romania
Service history
Used by Romanian Land Forces
Production history
Designed 1966
Manufacturer Fabrica de Arme Cugir SA
Produced 1966-Present

gun 7.8 kg (17 lb) tripod 5 kg;

100 rnd box magazine 3.9 kg

1.1 m

  • barrel 0.72 m

Cartridge 7.62×54mmR
Action Gas operated
Rate of fire 650 rds/min
Muzzle velocity 825 m/s
Feed system Belt fed
Sights Mechanical; adjustable 1 to 1,500 m (1 to 1,640 yd)

The Cugir machine gun is a gas-operated rotating bolt-locking medium machine gun used by Romanian Land Forces. It can be carried and operated by one person, but an assistant gunner is usually employed. It is available with either a 250-round belt or a 100-round box magazine.

There is also a light machine gun variant chambered for the less powerful 7.62×39mm cartridge.