linked ammunition

linked ammunition

[‚liŋkt ‚am·yə′nish·ən]
(ordnance)
Cartridges fastened side by side with metal links, forming a belt for ready feed to a machine gun.
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Compared to my experience back in the day fumbling with linked ammunition and the pivoting feed tray of an M60, the Type 99 is a breeze to run.
The NG-5 LMG comprises a 460mm (18 inch/in) barrel and operates from an open bolt position, fed by a belt of linked ammunition, an ammunition drum or from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-standard magazine.
This high-capacity ammunition carriage system enables a machinegunner to carry and fire 500 rounds of linked ammunition from a rucksack-like carrier.
62 mm M80 Ball linked ammunition with deliveries beginning in 2005 and continuing through a portion of 2006.