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M60 (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of machine gun models throughout the Fallout series, see Machine gun. For the M60 that appears in Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, see M60 (Fallout Tactics).
M60
Fo2 M60.png
Fo Flamer Sprite.png
Damage & attacks
Damage18 - 26
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 6
RangeIcon range.png Range: 35
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 10 rounds
Ammunition
Ammo Type7.62mm
Capacity50
Requirements
Strength7
Hands2
Other
Weight23
Value$ 3500
Technical
Prototype id00000387
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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The M60 is a big gun in Fallout 2.

Background

The M60 is a gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed, automatic machine gun that fires from the open-bolt position. Chambered for 7.62mm rounds, its design was created using many concepts introduced during World War II, including manufacture from stamped metal sheets (allowing easy mass production), a pistol grip, stock, and a semi-bullpup design, where most of the weapon's action occupies the stock.[1] It is easily distinguished by its distinctive barrel shroud and barrel with integrated front post (a source of issues for gun crews, as replacing the barrel removes the calibration). It is a reliable, battle-proven design prized around the world. It saw extensive use by the United States and her allies in the latter half of the 20th century as a result.[2][3]

Characteristics

The M60 is essentially a poor-man's Bozar, though not without its highlights. It's the only Big Gun chambered in 7.62mm and has base damage higher than any miniguns found in the game. That makes it a lot more efficient than its rivals and a reasonable choice for those who prefer not to use the Bozar.


Weapon Ammo Performance vs. armor
None Leather jacket Leather armor Metal armor Combat armor Power armor Advanced power armor
FN FAL
FN FAL (night sight)
7.62mm

13.2 - 20.9

10.8 - 17.1

8.5 - 14.45

6.4 - 12

4.9 - 9.8

0 - 4.9

-1.65 - 2.2

FN FAL HPFA 7.62mm

12.1 - 24.2

9.9 - 19.8

7.65 - 17

5.6 - 14.4

4.2 - 11.9

-0.7 - 7

-2.2 - 3.85

M60 7.62mm

19.8 - 28.6

16.2 - 23.4

13.6 - 20.4

11.2 - 17.6

9.1 - 14.7

4.2 - 9.8

1.65 - 6.05

Locations

Vendors
Non-player characters

Bugs

  • The M60 fires bursts, but has an erroneous sound effect assignment: When shot, it uses the shotgun shot effect.


References

  1. M60 machine gun design on Wikipedia
  2. Fallout 2 item description: "{38700}{}{M60}"
    "{38701}{}{This relatively light machine gun was prized by militaries around for world for its high rate of fire. This reliable, battlefield-proven design, was used on vehicles and for squad level fire-support. Min ST: 7.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  3. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_m60Heavy = {M60}"
    "desc_m60Heavy = {The 7.62mm M-60 saw widespread use with U.S. and allied forces during the latter half of the 20th Century as a light machine gun. It could also be mounted on vehicles.}"
    (Items.txt)