U.S. Army Rangers take aim with their weapons. The Ranger in the foreground is armed with a MK48 Mod 0 belt-fed machine gun. The MK48 is an off-shoot of the M249, the U.S. Army’s standard light machine gun. The MK48 differs from the standard M249 in that it is chambered in the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, and lacks a magazine well capable of feeding from common STANAG magazines.
(United States Army Photo: Public Domain)

U.S. Army Rangers take aim with their weapons. The Ranger in the foreground is armed with a MK48 Mod 0 belt-fed machine gun. The MK48 is an off-shoot of the M249, the U.S. Army’s standard light machine gun. The MK48 differs from the standard M249 in that it is chambered in the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, and lacks a magazine well capable of feeding from common STANAG magazines.

(United States Army Photo: Public Domain)