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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 2, see M60 (Fallout 2).
Tactics m60.png
Damage & attacks
Damage18 - 26
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 35
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 10 rounds
Ammo Type7.62mm
Weight23 pounds

The M60 is a big gun in Fallout Tactics


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]


The M60 becomes available around the time the M249 SAW comes into use and as such, takes a backseat to its younger brother. A combination of lower damage and higher Strength requirements sees to that.



  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.}"