The M60, officially the United States Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60, is a family of American general-purpose machine guns firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating belt of M13 links. There are several types of live ammunition approved for use in the M60, including ball, tracer, and armor-piercing rounds.
Introduced in 1957, it has served with every branch of the U.S. military and still serves with other armed forces. Its manufacture and continued upgrade for military and commercial purchase continues into the 21st century, though it has been replaced or supplemented in most roles by other designs, notably the M240 in U.S. service.
In Project Reality, the M60 is a machinegunner weapon for the Milita, USA(Vietnam), and USMC(Vietnam) factions. It is also the primary weapon on the Rigid Inflatable Boat, and is mounted on several ground vehicles and helicopters used by the Vietnam-era U.S. forces.
- Prior to 1.0, the M60 was classified as a Automatic Rifleman weapon.