Accession Number:

ADA263086

Title:

Flash Suppressor Comparisons and Analysis for the F89 and M249 Machine Guns

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Sep 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE