short distances and can be positioned out of the gunner's
line of sight.
The biped mount is an integral part of the barrel
group. The biped yoke fits around the barrel and is held
in position by the flash suppressor, as shown in figure
13-8. To lower a biped leg, pull it to the rear
(compressing the lock spring) and push it downward, as
shown in figure 13-9. The leg automatically y locks when
Figure 13-8.--Bipod mount.
in the down position.
To lengthen a biped leg, pull down on the foot, as
shown in figure 13-10. The biped leg plunger engages
a notch in the biped leg extension and holds it in the
desired position. To shorten the biped leg, depress the
biped leg plunger and push upon the biped foot.
The Ml22 tripod mount provides a stable and
durable mount for the M60 machine gun. Firing the gun
from the tripod permits a high degree of accuracy and
Figure 13-9.--Lowering the biped leg.
The Ml22 tripod mount consists of the tripod
assembly, the traversing and elevating mechanism, and
the pintle and platform group.
The tripod mount consists of a tripod head with a
pintle bushing and pintle lock, one front and two rear
legs, and a traversing bar, as shown in figure 13-11. The
traversing bar connects the two rear legs and supports
the traversing and elevating mechanism. Engraved on
the bar is a scale that is divided into 100-mil major
divisions and 13-mil subdivisions, 450 mils to the left
Figure 13-10.--Adjusting the biped leg extension to lengthen the
and 425 to 430 mils to the right of center. A sliding sleeve
Figure 13-11.--Machine gun tripod mount, M122.