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Revision as of 11:24, 23 June 2020

M60
M60.gif
This relatively light machine gun was prized by militaries around the world for its high rate of fire. This reliable, battlefield-proven design, was used on vehicles and for squad level fire-support.
Damage 30 - 50
Burst AP: 7, Range: 35, Rounds: 10
n/a
n/a
Damage type Normal
Ammo 762mm.gif 7.62mm
Ammo capacity 100
Strength required 7
Type Two-handed
Weight 10432 grams
Base price 5990 caps


Crafting table
M60.gif x 1
Requirements Profession: Gunsmith (Big Guns): 1
Big Guns: 100%
Resources 7 x Metal trash2.gif Metal Parts
7 x Alloys.gif Alloys
Tools Workbench2.png Extended workbench
or
Adv workbench.png Advanced Workbench
XP 350

The M60 provides heavy firepower, easier to obtain compared to other big guns.

Background

Developed in 1957, the M60 was the general purpose machine gun first in use with the U.S. Army during the proxy war in Vietnam, a part of the greater Cold War. It saw some replacement in the 1980's as the M249 SAW was introduced as a part of new strategy and tactics which focused on offense with lighter weapons, as opposed to the M60 which was designed to be equally effective in offensive and defensive roles. The M60 was known to have durability problems in the harsh environs of the Vietnam jungle, but soldiers appreciated its easy handling -- even while standing -- and mechanical simplicity, as well as the stopping power and penetration of the 7.62mm NATO round.

The models seen in the wasteland are modernized, retrofitted M60E4s -- long since updated to handle the durability issues faced by American soldiers in the Vietnam war. Thankfully for you poor wastelanders, the U.S. Army continued using the weapon well into the 21st century and updated it throughout, since American soldiers continued to fight in hostile environments such as deserts.

Obtaining

This weapon can be found in the following encounters:

Previous versions

2.1 Damage changed from 30-40 to 30-50