Rheinmetall MG 60

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Rheinmetall MG60
Type General purpose machine gun
Place of origin West Germany
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall
Designed 1960
Length 1115 mm
Barrel length 500 mm

Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO
Caliber 7.62 mm
Action Recoil
Rate of fire 1800 rpm
Effective firing range 800 m
Maximum firing range 1000 m
Feed system belt

The Rheinmetall MG60 is a general purpose machine gun of West German origin. The weapon is a post-World War II derivative of the MG45.[1] The weapon is lighter in weight and has a high rate of fire and has an unusual trigger guard.


  1. ^ Weisswange, Jan-P. "Sweet little Sixty - das MG60" (in German). Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.