In addition to Japan’s original heat shield shape, parts such as the pipe stock and trumpet type hider found in the early model Minimi are reproduced in detail different from the US military type M249. The feed cover and bipod can be opened and closed. Includes a plastic box magazine that stores 200 5.56mm belt link bullets.
This firearm adopted by the Self-Defense Forces under the name of “5.56mm machine gun Minimi” is a licensed production model of Belgian FN-MINIMI in Japan. It is a firearm that can fire the same ammunition as the main type rifle type 89 rifle, and it is widely used for carrying machine guns of ordinary departments as well as onboard vehicles such as light armored mobile vehicles and UH-1 doorguns.