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The US Army M60 (also known as the "M60 Light Machine Gun") is a machine gun originally used by the US military, seeing particular use in Vietnam, and even today despite it was replaced by M240 for GPMG role. It wouldn't be thought of as a traditional assassin's weapon (more of a soldier's, or a mercenary's), but it can prove deadly in the skilled hands of a Hitman, usually clearing out whole areas, even whole levels.

Like the Minigun, it packs a serious punch, but unlike the Minigun, it almost has the maneuverability of an assault rifle.

Availability

Hitman: Codename 47

The M60 is the game's only machine gun. It can be bought for $1,900 dollars, while its rounds cost 1$ each, out of a belt of 50 rounds.

It is available in the following locations:

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, the M60 is undisputedly the most powerful weapon at 47's disposal. Featuring 100 bullets and almost always a 1-hit kill, the M60 can clear out whole maps without having to reload. It is fairly accurate at close- to mid-range but unfortunately loses accuracy at long range; it also has a fairly slow reload but given the huge ammo capacity this almost never proves to be a problem. It fires MG ammo.

It is available in the following location:

Hitman: Contracts

The M60 in Hitman: Contracts is one of the game's least common weapons. Often, the M60 is the weapon used by gunners on-board helicopters. Successfully killing the gunner will result in them falling from the helicopter, dropping their weapon in the process.

It is available in the following locations:

Notes

  • The M60 in real life is very heavy, much more than just 3.8 kilograms. The M60E3 variant seen in game is actually 10.3 kilograms without bi-pod (The M60E3 is the light variant of M60 series), 2.5 more kg for 100 rounds of standard 7.62x51mm NATO rounds. Unless the user is very highly trained, using this weapon aggressively will reduce the user's maneuverability.
  • The M60 does not appear in Hitman: Blood Money, but is replaced by the M4 as the most powerful machine gun in the game when Armor Piercing Ammo and the 100-round Drum Magazine have been bought. If used properly, the M4 can be an effective light machine gun.
  • The role of the M60 in Hitman: Absolution is filled by the Ultramax, a smaller caliber light machine gun.

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