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L7 (machine gun)
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L7 (machine gun)

A series of GPMG's used by the British Army. It is based on the Belgian FN MAG (Fabrique National Mitrailleur a Gaz) machine gun. It is chambered to fire the larger, standard NATO calibre of 7.62mm caliber NATO round. The gun has a weight of about 10.5kg and has a cyclic rate of fire of 850 rounds per minute. The breech mechanism is very similar to the Browning automatic rifle designed during World War I.