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The WM249 light machine gun, formally designated as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by the Belgian company FN Herstal. Formerly designated as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), it was introduced to the United States Armed Forces in 1984, partially replacing the squad automatic weapon role of the late M60 general-purpose machine gun.

The M249 is gas operated and air-cooled, has a quick-change barrel and a folding bipod. It can be fed from both linked ammunition and STANAG magazines, like those used in the M16 and M4.

Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat Edit

M249 SAW
INSMC M249 SAW
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classLight machine gun
Fire modesFully automatic
OperatorsFac USMC USMC
Ammunition

The M249 SAW is a light machine gun featured in Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat.


Insurgency Edit

M249
INS M249
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classLight machine gun
Fire modesFully automatic
OperatorsFac sec mono Security Forces
Statistics
Damage
Damage110-60.6
Drop start10 "110"
Drop shift2700 "80"
Drop end12,000 "46"
Max range ?8000
Rate of fire775 RPM
Ammunition
Reload time7.07s loaded and deployed
7.27s loaded
8.00s unloaded or near unloaded
Handling
Recoil
2.6-4.2
2.5
4
Spread0.24
General statistics
Suppression50
Penetration10 "600"
12,000 "175"
Supply points ?4
Weight points ?320
Weight7.5kg
Length ?28

The M249 is a light machine gun featured in Insurgency.

Attachments Edit

Optics

CO-OP Only:

Barrel
Siderail
Underbarrel
Ammunition

Tips Edit

  • Due to the heavy weight of the M249, as well as the aiming speed, it is not recommended for users of this weapon to take point.
  • The M249's primary function should be heavy suppression, that being said friendlies should be aware of the support's position at all times.
  • Due to the strong recoil the weapon produces, when firing full auto make sure you aim downwards to maximize accuracy.
  • AP ammo is not necessarily a must for the M249, as its sheer firing speed will ensure a kill even for an average player (assuming your aim is not bad)
  • When attacking with the M249, attaching a red dot sight will help you with your aiming, this will give you a better chance at fighting offensively and if or when you get caught off guard. Attaching the 2x red dot sight will hamper your ability to fight in close quarters combat, however this set up is particularly useful for long-range suppression or if you are in position for it, spawn camping.
  • The M249's world model always has a belt, regardless of whether the weapon is empty or not.
  • An animation bug is present on the M249: When inserting a new belt during reloads, sometimes the M249's belt only consists of 8 rounds of ammunition, even when there are more than 8 rounds remaining. However, when the player model closes the dust cover, the belt appears to be full-length. This bug is also present on other belt-fed machine guns in New World Interactive's other game, Day of Infamy.

Media Edit


Insurgency: Sandstorm Edit

M249
File:IS M249.png
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classMachine gun
Fire modesFully automatic
OperatorsFac sec mono Security Forces
Statistics
Damage
Rate of fire741 rpm
Ammunition
Velocity915 m/s
Handling
Recoil
Vertical35
Horizontal31
General statistics
Penetration321 pp
Supply points ?3
Weight17%

The M249 is a machine gun featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

Attachments Edit

Optics
Underbarrel
Barrel
Siderail

Trivia Edit

General

  • The bipod is mounted to the M249 by default and cannot be taken off.
  • The M249 has the largest magazine and the largest maximum ammo capacity compared to any other weapon in all video games from the Insurgency series.

Insurgency

  • The M249 cannot attach a suppressor in PvP games, but can in some custom theaters in Cooperative game modes.

References