The buffered softmount (L47A1) is a light weight buffered machine gun mount designed to fit either the Universal Gun Mount (L20A4) which is fitted via a folding interface (FIM) to the slewing ring of a number of wheeled fighting vehicles, or directly to the ‘A’ frame interface on many protected and lightweight ring mounts.
The GPMG softmount comprises 2 main assemblies; a detachable ammunition box holder and the weapon softmount (complete with its pivoting G3 spigot and a longitudinal flight bar that connects to the Traverse and Elevation Mechanism (T&E Mech) of the Universal Gun Mount).
Where required, the 5.56mm FN `Minimi` Light Machine Gun (LMG) can be fitted directly to this mount without the need for a dedicated adaptor.
|Weapon Fit:||7.62mm L7A2 GPMG|
|7.62mm MAG 58|
|Elevation on UGM L20A4:||+27 degrees (480 mils)|
|(T&E Set to Minimum)|
|Depression on UGM:||-15 degrees (267 mils)|
|Traverse:||65 degrees (1155 Mils) Left and right of the UGM centre line|
|Elevation on 'A' Frame:||-30 degrees (533 mils)|
|Depression:||-20 degrees (355 mils)|
|Traverse:||approx. 45 degrees (800 Mils) Left and right of the UGM centre line|
|(Slewing Ring Locked)|