Book review: The FN Mag Machine Gun

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15 March 2019
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Part of the Weapon series of books from Osprey, this one tackles the FN Mag, designed by Belgian arms manufacturer, Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal.

Author:CHRIS NCNAB

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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Part of the Weapon series of books from Osprey, this one tackles the FN Mag, designed by Belgian arms manufacturer, Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal. It’s a machine gun that has seen numerous versions and modifications, after being licenced to companies around the world. This book covers the M240, L7 and other variations.

The content covers the development, use in combat and application throughout the world, starting with a history of weapons of this type. There are colour and mono photos and illustrations throughout, of the guns on their own, and in various combat roles. You get everything from the Royal Navy’s L44A1 to the US soldier wielding a M240H on board a helicopter, which shows just how widespread and versatile a weapon it was. In fact, it’s described as the ‘queen of the battlefield’ and has been one of the most trusted weapons ever. This nifty book is great look at how and why that was the case.

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• Osprey

• 82 pages • Softback • £12.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer March 2019.

 

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