Engineer Design Test of 5.56-MM Fabrique Nationale Machine Gun, Model MILIMI
Final letter rept. 18 Feb-30 Sep 1974
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE
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An Engineer Design Test of the 5.56-MM Fabrique Nationale Machine Gun, Model MILIMI, was conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The purpose of the test was to determine the characteristics physical and functional of the weapon. One weapon was provided and tested with 8653 rounds of special heavy projectile ammunition. The weapon and ammunition physical characteristics and functioning performance were determined in tests for accuracy and dispersion, endurance, and operability at temperatures of 155 F and -50 F. Maintenance and human factors aspects were evaluated. The weapon and ammunition generally exhibited satisfactory performance during all testing. In those instances where performance was marginal, the problem was either corrected or could be corrected by component design changes.