Flash Suppressor Comparisons and Analysis for the F89 and M249 Machine Guns
Final rept. Jun-Sep 1992
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The Defense Science and Technology organization DSTO reported a reduction in dispersion of 40 single shot or burst for the F89 light machine gun simply by changing the standard Minimi flash suppressor to a MAO 58 flash suppressor. The reduction was first observed by the troops in the field and replicated by DSTO in the laboratory. This report documents a test conducted at ARL using an M249 SAW machine gun to verify DSTOs results. The ARL study failed to show a similar dispersion reduction. Machine Guns, Suppressors, Dispersion, Targets, Weapons.