M249 SAW Para

M249 SAW Para

This M249 SAW Para is equipped with an Elcan M145 scope.

Type: Light Machine Gun

Nations: United States, Belgium, Afghanistan, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Iraq, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Australia+

Branch: Armed Forces

Time Period: present (2020)

Conflicts: Global War on Terrorism, War in Afghanistan, Conflict in Syria, Iraqi Civil War +

Other Names: FN Minimi Para

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO

Facts: A shortened version of the M249 SAW/ FN Minimi that utilizes a twist retractable stock and shorter barrel. This is often associated with Paratroopers for its compact size and lighter weight making it ideal for airborne operations.

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