Another “What is this” thread.


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LaEscopeta
June 28, 2006, 04:33 PM
http://www.macleans.ca/images/FEEDS/06/27/w062789A.jpg
http://www.channel4.com/news/images/feed/world_teaser428631_160x120.jpg
Can anyone ID this weapon? A squad automatic weapon based on a Galil rifle? Some other sort of light machine gun? Just curious.
(Photo is of IDF deploying in Gaza yesterday.)

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jonnyc
June 28, 2006, 04:51 PM
It is the Israeli version of the 5.56mm FN-Minimi, called Nesher or Mini-Maag in Israel.

Correia
June 28, 2006, 04:58 PM
Also called the Negev in some books I've seen here in the states.

Nightcrawler
June 28, 2006, 05:13 PM
I don't think the Negev is in any way related to the M249/Minimi, though, other than being a similar type. The Negev is an IMI in-house design, I believe.

Negev (http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg22-e.htm) at World.Guns.Ru (http://world.guns.ru)

The weapon in the photo is indeed a Negev, though.

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