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F1

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The F1 is an accurate Australian blowback operated, selective fire sub-machine-gun produced around 1960 as a replacement for the earlier Owen, and incorporating components from the L1A1 rifle. The F1 takes a 9 mm Parabellum round from a 34-round curved box mounted over the receiver. It has a cyclic rate of 600-640 rounds-per-minute and an effective range of 200 meters with a muzzle velocity of 366 meters-per-second. The F1 has a 213 mm long barrel and is fitted with a blade foresight offset to the right and a hinged plate aperture rearsight which is also offset.
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FIAT-REVELLI M1914

The Fiat-Revelli M1914 was an Italian heavy machine-gun produced between 1914 and 1918. It was chambered for the 6.5 mm Carcano cartridge, which it took from a 50-round strip feed box and fired at a rate of 400 rounds-per-minute. The M1914 operated on a delayed blowback system and was used by the Italian army until 1945.
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FIAT-REVELLI M1935

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The Fiat-Revelli M1935 was an Italian water-cooled heavy machine-gun based on the Fiat-Revelli M1914. The M1935 was chambered for the 8 mm Breda cartridge which it took from a 50-round belt feed and fired at 500 rounds-per- minute. The M1935 was used by the Italian army until 1945.
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FLAK 35

The Flak 35 was a German anti-aircraft system comprising four 20 mm C/38 anti-aircraft machine-guns.
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FMBP M976

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The FMBP M976 is a Portuguese blowback operated, selective fire sub-machine-gun derived from the Model 48 FMBP sub-machine-gun. The FMBP M976 is chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge which it takes from a 32- or 36-round box magazine and fires at a rate of between 600 and 650 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 380 meters per second. The FMBP M976 has a retractable butt and a 250 mm long barrel made from chrome-molybdenum steel which offers long life, good accuracy and good heat resisting characteristics. The FMBP M976 is in service with the Portuguese Army.
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FMK

The FMK is an Argentine blowback operated sub-machine-gun first introduced in the 1970s. The FMK is chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge which it takes from a 25-round magazine and fires in single shots or fully automatic at a rate of 650 rounds per minute. The FMK is the standard issue sub-machine-gun with the Argentine forces and saw action during the Falklands War.
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FN MAG

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The FN MAG is a Belgian gas operated, air cooled, quick change barrel, general purpose machine-gun produced from 1955. It is a very popular military weapon, having been adopted by over 80 countries and being built under license in Britain (as the L7A1 and L7A2), the USA, Argentina, Egypt, India and Singapore. It uses a gas-system operation similar to the BAR and a feed system adapted from the German MG42. The FN MAG is chambered for the 7.62 mm NATO cartridge and is belt fed, firing at a cyclic rate of 600 to 1000 rounds-per-minute at a muzzle velocity of 840 meters per second to an effective range of 1200 meters. The FN MAG has a 545 mm long barrel and is fitted with a blade foresight and an aperture/U notch rearsight. Various variants are also made for fitting to vehicles and helicopters.
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FN MINIMI

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The FN Minimi is a series of three variations (standard, Para and vehicle) of a Belgian Gas operated light machine-gun designed for the NATO 5.56 mm cartridge which it takes from either a 30-round M16-type box magazine or a 100- or 200-round disintegrating link belt. It has a cyclic rate of fire of 700 to 1000 rounds-per-minute fully automatic or in controlled bursts and a muzzle velocity of 915 or 965 meters per second depending upon ammunition used. The FN Minimi has a 490 mm long barrel, or can be fitted with a short 468 mm long barrel and a folding stock.
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FN P-90

The FN P-90 is a Belgian sub-machine-gun designed for self defence by support troops and for special forces. The FN P-90 is chambered for the new 5.7 mm x 28 mm lead-free cartridge which it takes from a 50-round clear plastic box magazine and fires with a cyclic rate of 900 rounds-per-minute with a muzzle velocity of 715 meters-per-second.
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FRANCHI LF57

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The Luigi Franchi LF57 was an Italian blowback operated sub-machine-gun first produced in 1957 and discontinued in 1980. It was made of pressed steel and chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge, taking a 30-round box magazine and having a rate of fire of 450 to 470 rounds-per-minute. The Franchi LF57 had a muzzle velocity of 400 meters per second and was effective to a range of 200 meters and was issued to the Italian military police and exported to some African countries. It had a 205 mm long barrel, folding butt, a blade foresight and notch rearsight.
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FURRER M25

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The Furrer M25 is a Swiss recoil operated light machine-gun designed by Colonel Furrer of the Swiss Arsenal in the 1920s and produced since 1925. It takes the 7.5 mm Swiss Service cartridge from a 30-round box magazine and has a cyclic rate of fire of 450 rounds-per-minute. The Furrer M25 has a blade foresight and a tangent rearsight and an effective range of 800 meters when fired from a bipod.
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