LMG 5.56 mm INSAS (Foldable Butt)
The weapon is used for providing covering fire during assault by infantry. It resembles LMG 5.56 INSAS fixed butt in all features except that it has a foldable butt as well as a shorter length barrel to reduce the overall length so that it can be suitable for combat from ICV and can be used by paratroopers.

LMG 5.56 mm is a gas operated weapon with rotating bolt locking system which can fire in S.S./Auto system.

The system is provided with mechanical & applied safety.
Nomenclature Unit LMG 5.56 mm INSAS(Foldable Butt)
Calibre mm 5.56
Wt. w/o Magazine
kg 5.87
Wt. w/loaded Magazine
kg 6.37
Length Overall mm 1025
Barrel length mm 500
Sight Radius mm 475
Magazine Capacity Rds 30
Fire selection Rds SS/Auto
Rate of fire (cyclic) Rpm 650
Effective range m 600
Muzzle velocity m/s 915
Muzzle energy J 1740
Recoil energy J 2.85
General Characteristics of LMG, 5.56 mm INSAS
i. Light weight weapon

Commonality of parts amongst the LMG and Rifle 5.56 mm INSAS

iii. Weapon is very compact, easy to handle, operate and simple to maintain.
iv. Weapon robust enough to withstand rough usage.

Furniture made of Plastic materials.

vi. Fix Butt version also available.
vii. Barrel Bore Chrome-plated for high barrel life and ease of maintenance.
viii. Provided with mount for PNS and Telescope, with daylight telescope & passive night sight.
ix. Provision for mounting on tripod on armed vehicles for Anti-Air Craft role & Monopod for fixed line firing.
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