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For an overview of machine gun models in various games, see Machine gun.
M249 SAW
Tactics m249 saw.png
Damage & attacks
Damage20 - 30
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 40
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 10 rounds
Ammo Type7.62mm
Weight20 lbs.
Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

The Belgian made M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) was adopted widely in the late 20th Century as a squad level machine gun, vastly increasing the firepower available to individual squads.

The M249 SAW is a big gun in Fallout Tactics.


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  • This weapon starts to appear in great quantities during campaign against super mutants. There are 25 in the St. Louis mission, 21 in Jefferson, 29 in the Kansas City and 26 in Osceolla. Basically any armed super mutant will have either a SAW or an M60 after St. Louis.
  • There's one in the chest with that Chauchat under Junction City.
  • 1 carried by humanoid bot in Great Bend
  • In Coldwater, 2 carried by BOS deserters, another one can be found in hideout beyond the altar

Behind the scenes

  • The real life Minimi M249 SAW uses the 5.56mm round, rather than the 7.62mm it is chambered for in Fallout Tactics.