The Encyclopedia is a project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights launched on 2 December 2013. The Enyclopedia aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under public international law, in a format that is accessible to non-specialists.+ Find out more
The notion of 'light' or 'medium' role refers to the effective range of the weapon. See also the definition of light machine gun in this Glossary.
Last updated on: 01 February 2014