CONTEMPORARY LIGHT MACHINEGUNS

Ah, machineguns, the source of many wet dreams and desires by all those fans of old movies with macho actors. Light machineguns are weapons exclusively used by the military (the federal law of 1999 interdict their possession from civilians). They can be carried by infantrymen (sometimes with difficulty). A second man though is often necessary to transport the tapes of ammunition. Their purpose is to cause suppressive fire, forcing the enemy to keep cover. It compensates for its obvious lack of accuracy by firing long bursts, causing a large spray of projectiles to be sent in the direction of the adversary.
Machineguns are used in laid down / sniper positions, with a bipod. If the gunner squats or is standing up, the range doesn't amount to much anymore. So if you want to play Rambo do it only at very short ranges.

 

6P41 Pecheneg
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 200 ou bande
Rate of fire : 2/40
Cartridge : 7.62x54 mm (6D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 550 meters
Cost : 830 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 120 cm
Country : Russia
A new advanced design, the Pecheneg features a new heavier barrel for improved accuracy. Special sights can be easily fitted, such as night sight scopes or infra-red scopes. Bipod comes in standard.

 

Beretta AS70-90
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 710 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 100 cm
Country : Italy
The AS70/90 is a derivitive of the AR70/90 assault rifle and uses a similar action, with this gun using an open bolt for sustained automatic fire. It is designed as a squad-level LMG.

 

Bren L4A4
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 725 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 116 cm
Country : United Kingdom
Although it appeared during the Second World War, this weapon is regarded as one of the best light machine guns.

 

CETME Ameli
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 200
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 760 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 90 cm
Country : Spain

 

Degtyarev RPD
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 100
Rate of fire : 2/33
Cartridge : 7.62S (5D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 800 meters
Cost : 825 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 104 cm
Country : USSR

 

FN M249 SAW
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 925 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 104 cm
Country : USA
This weapon can also be supplied with standard M16 magazines.

 

FN MAG
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 780 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 126 cm
Country : Belgium
Mechanicaly the MAG is a very simple weapon. The action is gas-powered and uses a tipping breech block. The bipod can be folded to form a simple forward handgrip, the barrel can be removed and replaced quickly, and the stock can be either plaztic or wooden. The gun itself may be mounted on a bipod, tripod, or a pinle mount.

 

FN Mk.46 Model 0
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 200
Rate of fire : 2/35
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 915 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 91 cm
Country : Belgium

 

Heckler & Koch HK 11E
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30 / boîte de 50
Rate of fire : 2/20
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 850 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 102 cm
Country : Germany
The HK11E was a squad support weapon or light machine gun, feeding 7.62NATO ammunition from any of the HK 7.62 caliber box magazines or from it's own special 50 round drum magazine. The HK11 uses a quick change barrel and heavy bipod.

 

Heckler & Koch HK 13E
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30
Rate of fire : 2/20
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 820 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 102 cm
Country : Germany
The HK13E is a modified HK23E, with a different bolt group and with a box magazine adapter. It can use standard HK33 series magazines or M16 magazines with an adapter.

 

Heckler & Koch HK 21E
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 80 ou bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 900 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 114 cm
Country : Germany
The HK21E was a general purpose light machine gun used by some european armies. It came with a quick change barrel and heavy bipod, and used metallic non-disintegrating DM1 belts, or it could be ordered with a feed mechanism to allow it to use M60/DM6 standard disintegrating metallic link belts.

 

Heckler & Koch HK 23E
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte ou bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 880 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 103 cm
Country : Germany
The HK23E was designed as a squad automatic weapon, firing 5.56N ammo from the same disintegrating metallic link belts used by the M249 system.

 

Heckler & Koch MG-43
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 200
Rate of fire : 2/40
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 840 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 105 cm
Country : Germany

 

Heckler & Koch MG36
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30 / chargeur Beta-C de 100
Rate of fire : 2/2/20
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 950 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 100 cm
Country : Germany

 

Kalashnikov PK
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 250
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 7.62x54 mm (6D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 920 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 117 cm
Country : USSR

 

Kalashnikov RPK
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1 (avec bipied) sinon -1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 40 / chargeur "camembert" de 75 balles
Rate of fire : 2/3/30
Cartridge : 7.62S (5D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 450 meters
Cost : 800 eb
Length : 104 cm
Country : USSR

 

Kalashnikov RPK-74
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1(avec bipied) sinon -1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 45 / chargeur "camembert" de 75 balles
Rate of fire : 2/3/30
Cartridge : 5.45S (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 860 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 106 cm
Country : USSR

 

M60
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 825 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 111 cm
Country : USA

 

M60E4
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : boîte de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 650 meters
Cost : 850 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 107 cm
Country : USA
Latest and improved version of the antic M60.

 

MAS AAT F-1
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 200
Rate of fire : 2/50
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 780 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 105 cm
Country : France

 

Norinco QBZ Type 95 LMG
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30 / chargeur "camembert" de 80
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.8 mm (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 750 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 84 cm
Country : China
This gun is the LMG variant of the QBZ family of weapons. Its bullpup design give it superior accuracy and range over similar LMGs. It features a heavier barrel and a folding bipod both designed for sustained automatic fire. There is no option for a belt-fed mechanism, however. Also accepts standard QBZ magazines.

 

Norinco Type 67
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : -1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100 ou 250
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 7.62x54 mm (6D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 770 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 134 cm
Country : China

 

Rheinmetall MG3
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 250
Rate of fire : 2/60
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 810 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 123 cm
Country : Germany
A direct decendant of the MG42 of WWII fame, the MG3 is designed to fire the lighter 7.62 round using the roller-lock action. Features a quick-change barrel.

 

Royal Enfield L86A1 LSW
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 870 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 90 cm
Country : United Kingdom

 

Steyr Aug Hbar
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +2
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30/42
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 975 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 90 cm
Country : Austria
The AUG HBAR takes the standard AUG action and adds a longer heavier barrel, a muzzle break, and a folding bipod. The weapon uses the closed bolt system common to is assault rifle origins, but this can be replaced with an open-bolt for automatic fire.

 

ST Kinetics Ultimax 100
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Poor
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : 30 / chargeur "camembert" de 100
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 840 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 102 cm
Country : Singapore

 

Sumitomo Type 62 GPMG
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Rare
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/25
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : very reliable
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 760 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 120 cm
Country : Japan
Type 62 General Purpose Machine Gun was developed during early 1960s and adopted by Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) in 1962. It is still in use by JSDF, and it was never exported from Japan.

 

Vektor Mini SS
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : 0
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 5.56 (4D6)
Reliability : standard
Range : 500 meters
Cost : 750 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 100 cm
Country : South Africa

 

Vektor SS-77
Type : Light machinegun
Accuracy : +1
Availability : Common
Concealability : Non concealable
Magazine : bande de 100
Rate of fire : 2/30
Cartridge : 7.62N (5D6+2)
Reliability : standard
Range : 600 meters
Cost : 780 eb
Reference : Cyberpunk 2021
Length : 116 cm
Country : South Africa