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Machine-Gun, Type 66 Medium/Light (MGT-66M/L) by ScrewfaceRomeo Machine-Gun, Type 66 Medium/Light (MGT-66M/L) by ScrewfaceRomeo
In the 1960s, the Cordian military realized that their MGP-1934 machineguns were fast becoming outdated. Heavy, unreliable and awkward for infantry to use compared to modern designs, the venerable Pattern '34 needed to go. It's replacement, the MGT-66, was partially based on the Belgian FN MAG, and proved to be both accurate and very controllable at range, as well as extremely reliable. The MGT-66 operated on the so-called "constant recoil" principle; the bolt carrier never actually touched the rear of the receiver, and so felt recoil was greatly reduced.

The MGT-66 was produced in two varients: Medium and Light. The Medium was chambered in the 7x55mm Cordianm and export versions were offered in .280 British, 7.62 Nato and other large calibers. The Light was initially chambered for 7x40mm SPAC, but eventually offered in a number of common intermediates. Within the Cordian military, the 'L was a Squad level weapon, being issued to the squad support trooper and was mainly used for suppressing fire. The 'M was issued at Platoon level, and it's dedicated MG team was mostly employed in wiping out sniper nests or RPG ambushes. An "H" variant was also produced, chambered for 13mm Cordian or .50 BMG, but was a mounted-only weapon designed for vehicles, and was eventually re-designated HMGT-70.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Id like some.
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jake-corvinus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice gun!!!!

i want one...
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice design. Is this done in Illustrator? Is this used for some kind of application?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adobe Flash, Illustrator's cousin. I find it's much better for lineart than Illustrator.

As to application, I'm not sure I quite understand. If you mean military application, that would depend largely on national doctrine, but in the case of this fictional country, the /M varient is typically used for the purpose of suppressing/engaging infantry targets at ranges outside of normal rifle, whereas the /L varient is more for the purpose of pure suppression in medium-range engagements. In both cases the unit's Designated Marksman and indirect-fire weaponry are responsible for the actual killing, with the MGs and rifles primarily suppressing.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
With application I mean what these gun illustrations are for. Is it for a game or an app? Or just for fun?

What would you consider better about Flash? It seems odd since Illustrator is specifically made for line art. Is it a conscious choice or are you just better trained in Flash? I used Photoshop for vector for a while as I thought it was easier than Illustrator. Now I have no idea at all how I even managed to do vector in Photoshop.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For NationStates, mostly

The line snapping, the way lines are manipulated and the coloring system are much simpler and more versatile. Probably Illustrator is more powerful, but Flash is a lot quicker and easier, and it suits my purposes perfectly. Also, Flash lets me re-use parts and such. It's kind of hard to explain exactly, but I just like the mechanics.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
That makes sense. I must say Flash is one of the biggest nightmares of my life but I had to use it for animations. The software just seemed too complex for me. I actually payed a guy to make my exam assignment. I studied multi-media design but I wasn't planning on doing Flash animations ever again.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The animation segment is a pain, but all animation is a pain to me. I plan on making a weapon art tutorial soon, where I'll show how Flash can be best utilized for this purpose.
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Supernovaxp Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Where does one mount their sword bayonet?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Machine-gun was the downfall of the bayonet.
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AirborneLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lies. Bayonets only enhance teh bullets.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heresy, Bayonets are the symbol of someone who wants to THINK he's manly, but isnt manly enough to take out the entire enemy force with a broken whiskey bottle and his bad breath.
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AirborneLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's be honest, you have to be pretty ballsy to charge someone with, what is in all respects, a pointed stick.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And stupid, if we're being serious. One of the reasons WWI was so costly was because they thought bayonet charges were a good idea. If they'd focused on marksmanship and maneuvering, instead of throwing themselves at the other side's machine-guns, casualness might have been a lot lower, and the war might even have been won decisively.
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AirborneLeaf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do agree that charges are nothing other than wasteful, but bayonets just give a man something to keep fighting with when he's got no time to reload.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The soldier's knife should be a utility knife first, and a bayonet second. Since all you need to do is ad the loop and the lugs, there's no reason not to have the capability, but if a feature is going to make a better utility knife and a worse bayonet, you include it, because troops will use it as a UK 99% of the time.
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I really like the top one.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A GPMG man, are we? :P
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you think about the LSAT chambered in 6.8caseless
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the LSAT was 5.56mm Telescoped Polymer, with the tentative option of caseless 5.56. As to what I think of it, I'm still on the fence about plastic ammo in general, but looking at the US Army's trials with it, it's starting to look promising.
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it currently chambered in 5.56 although plans for a 6.8 and 7.62 are in the works.
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ConkerFanSH2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Hm... they seem very similar to the 240B. Then again both are based off of the FN MAG, so that would make sense.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, M240 in all it's variants is just a re-branded MAG, like the M249 is a re-branded Minimi. Since this borrows a bit from Belgian design, there's a resemblance, but most modern GPMGs look rather similar anyway, as there's just not a lot of variety in actions avalible.
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LeBadger0 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Interesting! It might be a little bit of nitpickery, but I think that the trigger guard is a bit too thin... Although I have no idea how would that be any kind of problem, lol.
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Spreewerke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Fun fact: every stamped-receiver AK has a receiver thickness of just 1mm, yet can be run over by a car or truck and work perfectly fine.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of weapons from the Cold War had parts made of stamped sheet metal, trigger guards were typically cut out from the scrap left from stamping the main body of the weapon, and were consequently rather thin.
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LeBadger0 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I guess it should be good, then.
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