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A General Purpose machine gun (GPMG) mounted on a sustained fire tripod, 1980 (c)

Photograph, 1980 (c).

Members of The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) train with a GPMG, the British Army's main machine gun from the 1960s until today. It fired around 750 rounds per minute and was usually used to provide heavy supporting fire.

One of 236 photographs of the British Army, 1970 (c)-1980 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1990-08-91-192


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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