Weapons

Small Arms

Bayonets | Pistols  | Rifles
Submachine Guns

Thompson Submachine Gun
Sten Gun
C1 Submachine Gun

Light Weapons

Light Machine Guns

Lewis Gun
Bren Gun
C2 LMG
C9 LMG

Machine Guns

Colt Machine Gun
Vickers Gun
C5 General Purpose MG
C6 General Purpose MG
M2 .50 calibre

Light Anti-Tank Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Bazooka
M72 SRAAW (L)
Carl Gustav
Eryx

Mortars

2-inch Mortar
3-inch Mortar
3-inch Stokes Gun
6-inch Newton Mortar
9.45-inch Newton Mortar
C3 81mm Mortar
M19 60mm Mortar

Ordnance

Anti-Tank Guns

106mm Recoilless Rifle
2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun
TOW Missile

Guns

18-pounder Gun
25-pounder Gun
60-pounder Howitzer
C1 105mm Howitzer
C3 105mm Howitzer
LG1 C1 105mm Howitzer

Anti-Aircraft Guns

3.7-inch Gun

Grenades

Hand Grenades
No. 69 Grenade
M61 & M67 Grenade
Rifle Grenades
Grenade Launchers
Anti-Tank Grenades
No. 68 Grenade

Ammunition
Small Arms & Light Weapons

.303 Mk VII
5.56mm
7.62mm NATO
Pistol Ammunition
PIAT Ammunition

Ordnance

106mm Ammunition
Armour Piercing
Armour Piercing Composite Rigid
AP Discarding Sabot
High Explosive Anti-Tank
High Explosive, Squash Head

Terminology

Fixed ammunition
Proximity Fuze

C6 General Purpose Machine Gun

Known in American service as the M240, and in other parts of the world as the FN MAG 58, this popular and robust weapon joined the new family of Canadian small arms along with the C7 and C9 in the mid 1980s. The weapon, like many of the machine guns used by the Canadian Army from 1939 onwards, was also used in vehicle mounts (one of the main differences being a smaller gas regulator knob) in addition to the dismounted infantry role. The C6 was issued one per infantry platoon, and could be set up in a sustained fire role by use of the SF (Sustained Fire) Kit, including tripod, optical sight, aiming stakes, and other devices to enable stabilized fire on pre-sited targets. By using the C2 Mortar Sight, the gun could be fired on the SF Kit indirectly up to 1600 metres.

The weapon had been in use prior to this as both a coaxially mounted weapon and an anti-aircraft weapon on the Leopard tank, which entered Canadian service in 1976. It has also been used on other vehicles prior to employment as an infantry weapon, such as the Cougar and Grizzly, and has been added to newer vehicles such as the LAV III.

Adapted from the DND 101 website.

 


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