Автор: Kevin Dockery
Серия: Osprey Weapon 20
Формат: PDF (e-book)
Размер: 12 Mb
The US M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, known as "the Pig,” was developed in the
years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs. Adopted in 1957,
the M60 came into its own in the jungles, hamlets, and city streets of Southeast
Asia during the Vietnam War. "Humping the Pig” became common in US military
squads, with at least one soldier equipped with an M60 and every squad member
carrying ammunition for it. The M60 design transformed infantry tactics as
squads took advantage of the immediate volume of fire offered by the design.
Although it has now been replaced by the M240 series of weapons in US infantry
and mechanized units, the M60 is still in common use with the US armed forces.