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Maintain an M240B machine gun

Station L – M240B MACHINE GUN – Point L-1

TASKS: 1. Maintain an M240B machine gun.

2. Perform a function check on an M240B machine gun.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given an M240B machine gun.


1. Disassemble the M240B machine gun into eight major groups within three minutes.

2. Assemble the M240B machine gun and perform a function check in sequence within three minutes.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task is based TM 9 1005 313 10 and FM 23 67. Do not perform any maintenance on the machine gun or ammunition during the EIB test.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: M240B machine gun, canvas or tarpaulin, dummy cartridge or nail, stopwatch, clipboard, field table, and FB Form 20 29.2 R.

SITE SETUP: Place a bipod mounted M240B machine gun beside the canvas or tarpaulin. Place a dummy cartridge or nail on the canvas or tarpaulin so that it is in plain view of the candidate. Clear the gun and place the weapon on SAFE.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you are required to disassemble the M240B machine gun into eight major groups within three minutes and then assemble it and perform a function check within three minutes. Do you understand what you must do?”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say–

“BEGIN disassembly.”

Allow the candidate to proceed for three minutes and then say–


Wait ten seconds and then say–

“BEGIN assembly and perform the function check.”

Allow the candidate to proceed for three minutes and then say–


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