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NOTE: This article is about the M60 GPMG in ArmA: CWA and ARMA Reforger. For other similarly named articles, you may wish to use the following links instead:


The M60 is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault and ARMA Reforger.


ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The M60 Machine Gun has been the US Army's general-purpose machine gun since 1950. It fires the standard NATO 7.62 mm round and is used as a general support crew-served weapon.
Weapon Description
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M60 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
100
Dispersion 0.0007 rad
Variants None
Games
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The M60 7.62 mm medium machine gun.

The M60 is used exclusively by U.S. military forces in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The M60 is a gas operated, belt-fed medium machine gun operating with a short-stroke gas piston. It is exclusively chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It feeds from 100-round belts stored in metal boxes, and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s. The M60 has an effective range of between 600 and up to a maximum of 800 metres.

U.S. fireteam in combat. The machine gunner in the foreground is suppressing targets with the M60.

Providing every American squad with the ability to suppress enemy infantry effectively, the M60 serves as the standard-issue GPMG of U.S. military forces at the height of the Malden Islands Crisis.

Performance-wise, the M60 is almost identical to its Soviet-made counterpart and shares the exact same statistics as the latter. However, the M60 does feature less obstructive ironsights which makes it slightly more ergonomic to aim with.

But as is the case with the Soviet PK, wielding the M60 prevents the user from being able to carry a rocket launcher. Its extreme recoil also prevents sustained automatic fire, therefore it's recommended to fire the M60 in short bursts of 4-5 rounds to not only control its recoil better, but to also conserve ammunition.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
13 1,000

The M60 only supports being fed from one "magazine". It requires two free inventory slots to carry:

M60 Mag.

Metal box containing a linked belt with 100-rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ball ammunition.


Trivia

  • The M60's rear sight is conspicuously absent on the model itself and is visible only in first person when looking down the weapon's sights.

Gallery

ARMA Reforger

« 7.62×51 mm general purpose machine gun.
Weapon Description
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M60 7.62 mm
Reforger-icon-m60.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×51 mm
Magazine
capacity
100
Dispersion 0.400 m
Weight 10.4 kg (unloaded)
Variants M60 - Tripod
Games
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The M60 7.62 mm medium machine gun.

The M60 is used exclusively by U.S. military forces in ARMA Reforger.

Overview

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Returning in Reforger, the M60 serves once more as the primary GPMG of U.S. machine gunners.

Unlike in Cold War Assault, the specs of Reforger's M60 has been sharply reduced. Its rate of fire is lowered to only 550 RPM and its muzzle velocity is now cut to 856 m/s. The M60's recoil remains as high as its predecessor, making it difficult to control while firing sustained bursts.

The M60 is unable to mount optical sights or suppressors but does support manual zeroing. Starting at a minimum of 300 m, it can be set to maximum zeroing of 1,100 m (any adjustments are made with increments/decrements of 100 m).


Variants

M60 - Tripod

M60 - Tripod
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png United States
Type Static Medium Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×51 mm
Magazine
capacity
100
Dispersion 0.400 m
Variants M60
Games
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Mounted onto an M122 tripod, the M60 - Tripod is a turret-mounted version of the handheld M60 GPMG.

By default, static M60s are pre-stocked with two reserve magazines. Rearming the turret is possible by placing additional belts into the turret's "inventory", though no further magazines can be added if the turret already possesses two in reserve.

The M122 permits the user to swivel the M60 up to a maximum of 45 degrees in either direction horizontally. For vertical limits, it can be elevated up to 53 degrees but is restricted to a depression of only 21 degrees.


Ammunition

Ammo parameters M80 M62
Base damage value 142 142
Classification FMJ FMJ / Tracer
Aerodynamic friction 0.0000083 0.0000083
Initial velocity (m/s) 856 856
Penetration depth (mm) 11 11
Penetration density (g/cm3) 7.860 7.860
Penetration speed (m/s) 854 854

Both the handheld and static M60 can load two types of magazines:

7.62×51 mm 100rnd M60 Belt

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Standard 100-round linked belt consisting of a mix of M80 ball and M62 tracer rounds.

Every fifth round fired consists of a visible tracer. The last six rounds of the belt will comprise exclusively of tracers.

It has a weight of 0.250 kg, occupies a 1x1 inventory slot, and has a volume of 1,000 cm3.

7.62×51 mm 100rnd M60 Tracer Belt

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Tracer belt consisting solely of M62 tracer ammunition.

This magazine weighs and occupies the same amount of space as the standard 7.62 mm belt.


Trivia

  • Although modelled with one, Reforger's M60 cannot actually deploy its integral bipod as the weapon deployment mechanic has not yet returned from ArmA 3.

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png United States - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357
Submachine guns MP5SD3 9 mmUZI 9 mm
Carbines XM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AUG A1 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles M21 7.62 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers MM-1
Launchers Carl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAW
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ARMA Reforger
Handguns M9 9 mmPM 9 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mmM16A2 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M21 SWS 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mmRPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers M72A3 LAWRPG-7V1
Static M2HB - TripodM60 - TripodPKM - Tripod
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png United States - Armoury (ARMA Reforger)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Assault rifles M16A2 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M21 SWS 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns M60 7.62 mm
Launchers M72A3 LAW
Static M2HB - TripodM60 - Tripod
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