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Platoon Weapons

F88 Austeyr | F89A1 Minimi | MAG 58

5.56mm F88 Austeyr Rifle

The Steyr assault rifle is manufactured under licence from Steyr Mannlicher AG by Australain Defence Industries and supplied to the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand as well as other overseas countries. This state-of-the-art weapon is in service in over 30 countries. This military weapon meets today's challenging and unpredictable combat situations with the following features:

Steyer Stripped

5.56mm F88 Austeyr rifle
Very high accuracy
Fully operational in the most severe climates and field conditions for lengthy periods
Easy maintenance under adverse conditions: stripping for field cleaning, maintenance or storage is possible without any tools
Lightweight but delivering heavy fire power: the rifle is made from state-of-the-art materials including high impact glass fibre reinforced polymers
A long service life
Operational in low light conditions
Accepts various aiming devices mounted on a modular Picatinny Rail - such as night firing devices
The Steyr can also be fitted with a 40mm grenade launcher, sling, bayonet, and a blank firing device.

Click here to download the short Steyer Manual
Click here to download the large Steyer Manual

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Characteristics

Steyer Unstripped

Barrel length
508 mm (assault rifle)
407 mm (carbine)
Accuracy
60 mm at 50m (5 round group)
Integrated optical sight
1.5 magnification
Magazine capacity
30 rounds
Cyclic rate of fire
680 - 850 per minute
Effective range
400 m
Weight (unloaded)
3.6 kg

7 RAR CO with Steyr

F89A1 Minimi

Minimi Benefits

The Minimi F89 Light Support weapon is a belt fed, air cooled, gas operated machine gun. It comes fitted with a bipod and can be fired from a variety of positions. It can engage point targets effectively to 400m and area targets out to 600m. It is fed by magazines of 100 or 200 rounds, however may be fed by belt only.

The sight railing allows a variety of sights to be used including the standard 1.5x sight and night weapons sight.

Easy to Carry - The MINIMI 5.56 Standard weighs 7.1 kg and is 1,040mm long.

Easy to Shoot - The MINIMI 5.56 can be fitted with a hydraulic buffer for stabilized rate of fire and reduced recoil forces. The design of the buttstock contributes to easy, comfortable and accurate firing.

Highly Reliable - The MINIMI 5.56 has proven reliability in all combat conditions. The main components give a service life of over 50,000 rounds.A crucial feature considering the high amount of rounds fired per day by a machine gun in combat operations.

True Machine Gun - The MINIMI 5.56 guarantees an area fire up to 1,000m with SS109 ammunition.

Minimi SAW

Minimi-Para Benefits

Minimi 5.56 ParaThe MINIMI 5.56 Para features a short barrel and a sliding buttstock and for more compactness.

Easy to Carry - The MINIMI 5.56 Para weighs 7.44 kg and is 766mm long with retracted sliding butt.

Easy to Shoot - The MINIMI 5.56 can be fitted with a hydraulic buffer for stabilized rate of fire and reduced recoil forces. The design of the buttstock contributes to easy, comfortable and accurate firing.

Highly Reliable - The MINIMI 5.56 has proven reliability in all combat conditions. The main components give a service life of over 50,000 rounds.A crucial feature considering the high amount of rounds fired per day by a machine gun in combat operations.

True Machine Gun - The MINIMI 5.56 guarantees an area fire up to 1,000m with SS109 ammunition.

Soldier with Minimi

 

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Minimi Technical Data

Calibre
5.56x45mm NATO
Operating principle
Gas operated, open breech
Overall length
1,040mm
Overall weapon length with extended butt
N/A
Overall weapon length with retracted butt N/A
Weapon width
110mm
Weapon weight
7.31 kg
Barrel type
Long
Barrel weight
1.8 kg
Barrel length
465mm
Buttstock type
Fixed
Cyclic rate of fire
700 to 1,000 RPM
Feed
Belt, box, pouch, M16 type magazine
Firing mode
Full auto
Handguard type
Standard
Maximum effective range
1,000m
Role
Light Machine Gun

 

Minimi-Para Technical Data

Calibre
5.56x45mm NATO
Operating principle
Gas operated, open breech
Overall length
914 mm
Overall weapon length with extended butt
914 mm
Overall weapon length with retracted butt
Weapon width
110mm
Weapon weight
7.35 kg
Barrel type
Long
Barrel weight
1.6 kg
Barrel length
349mm
Buttstock type
Sliding
Cyclic rate of fire
700 to 1,000 RPM
Feed
Belt, box, pouch, M16 type magazine
Firing mode
Full auto
Handguard type
Standard
Maximum effective range
800m
Role
Light Machine Gun

 

MAG 58
(Designated M-240B by the US)
m240

The MAG 58 is a belt fed machine gun firing belt fed 7.62mm ammunition. It can be used as a light support weapon or mounted on a tripod with better sights in an extended range role.

Sustained Fire Capability
Belt feeding guarantees high volumes of fire. The MAG is fitted with a quick change barrel which makes replacement of a hot barrel possible in less than 6 seconds. Also, the MAG fires from an open breech, which suppresses any risk of cook-off.

Long Range Capability

The MAG machine gun fires 7.62x51mm NATO rounds which are perfectly suited to medium machine gun applications and offer an effective range upto 1,000m when fired from a bipod or up to 1,500m when fired from a tripod. Highly Reliable and Accurate Throughout the years, the MAG machine gun has proven reliability in all combat conditions. This is achieved thanks to:
* An adjustable gas regulator
* A primary extraction
* A two-step feed
* long life of major parts The MAG

machine gun also provides superiority on the battlefield during defensive or offensive operations.

 

7 RAR Soldier with MAG 58


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MAG 58

Calibre: 7.62x51mm NATO

Operating principle: Gas operated, open breech

Overall length: 1,263mm

Weapon width: 118.7mm

Weapon width with bipod extended: 408mm

Weapon width with bipod folded: 160mm

Weapon height: 263mm

Weapon height with bipod extended: 318mm

Weapon height with bipod folded: 225mm

Weapon weight:
11.790 kg

Barrel type: Long

Barrel weight:
3 kg

Barrel length:
630mm

Buttstock type:
Fixed

Cyclic rate of fire:
650 to 1,000m

Feed:
Belt

Firing mode:
Full auto

Handguard type:
N/A

Role:
General Purpose Machine Gun