FN Minimi

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FN Minimi
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Statistics
 Users  British Army (L110A2 Minimi)
Canadian Army (C9A2)
US Army (M249 PIP)
Irregular Militia (M249)
 Cartridge  5.56×45mm NATO
 Capacity  100 or 200-round belt contained in a 100-round or 200-round soft pouch
 Fire Mode  Fully Automatic at 800 RPM

The FN Minimi is a light machine gun featured in Squad. It is available to multiple factions and features different sights and characteristics.

General Information[edit | edit source]

The FN Minimi is a Belgian 5.56mm light machine gun developed by Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Herstal by Ernest Vervier. First introduced in the late 1970s, it is now in service in more than 75 countries. It can be belt fed or fired from a magazine.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The FN Minimi is available to four factions and features different sights depending on faction and role type:

Role Faction Type Variant Barrel Sight Magazine Added in
Automatic Rifleman USArmy Flag.PNG US Army Direct Combat M249 PIP + M68 Short Non-magnifying red dot sight 100 rounds
Fire Support M249 PIP + M145 Short Telescopic sight, fixed 3.4× 100 rounds Alpha 10.0[1]
GB flag.jpg British Army Direct Combat L110A2 Minimi Short Iron sights, ranging 200-1200m 100 rounds Alpha 11.0[2]
Fire Support L110A2 Minimi + SUSAT Short Telescopic sight, fixed 4× 100 rounds Alpha 11.0[2]
Flag of Canada.png Canadian Army Direct Combat C9A2 + C79A2 Short Telescopic sight, fixed 3.4× 100 rounds Alpha 15.3[3]
IM Flag.PNG Irregular Militia Fire Support M249 Long Iron sights, ranging 200-1200m 200 rounds Alpha 8.0[4]
  • Every 4th round is a tracer round.
  • All variants of the weapon have a deployable bipod.
  • The Militia's M249 has a longer barrel than the USA's M249 PIP making it more accurate at longer ranges,[4] but more difficult to use in urban terrain and close quarters since Alpha 10 update introduced the "weapon length" mechanic.[1] It also uses 200 round box magazines instead of 100 round pouch magazines.

Tips[edit | edit source]

(Figure 1) Average impacts from 50, 100 and 200 Meters
  • Firing the weapon with the bipod deployed is always preferred, as it creates an extremely stable and accurate fire support platform. If the bipod cannot be used, firing the weapon from the prone position is the next best choice.
  • Firing in short bursts will increase the overall accuracy. It will also conserve the ammunition.
  • Like every other machine gun, it has a long reload time.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

  • The bullet drop mirrors the characteristics of the RPK-74M (see figure 1).
  • It will not hurt hostile armored vehicles, but it can be used effectively against Technicals, Transports, or Logistics Trucks to kill or wound the occupants. It will also destroy Technicals or Motorcycles.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

M249

L110A2 Minimi

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