History of MK48

7.62mm Lightweight Machine Gun
The MK48 is improved from the MK46 and scaled up to fire 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. it was developed for use by USSOCOM. The aim was to produce a lightweight machine gun with the firepower of the M240 or M60. At the same time, the Navy SEALs also looking for a weapon that could replace M60/MK43
In 2001, the firearms manufacturer - FN, began working on the new weapon and the first improved model, the MK48 Mod 0 went into service with the Navy SEALs in 2003. Since then, the weapon has also been adopted by other special operations forces units, such as the 75th Rangers.
While developed as a weapon for SOF, the MK48's portability, firepower and range led it to being introduced for frontline infantry squads in Afghanistan to replace the M249 SAW.
The MK48 MOD 1 brings the extended range and greater penetration of the hard-hitting 7.62x51mm round in a lighter, more compact platform. In use by U.S. special operators, it was designed to be light and compact enough to keep up with troops as they maneuver on and close with the enemy. The MK48 MOD 1 can additionally augment conventional ground forces as well, when a maneuverable, lightweight larger caliber machine gun is needed.
At the beginning of the development of this product, VFC positioned the MK48 MOD 1 "lightweight" machine gun to not only be 1:1 in appearance to the original, but also to improve the lightweight design that other brands lack…. To give the player the ultimate combination of a high capacity support machine gun, but keeping it as realistic as possible; all while removing the burden of having to carry a heavy platform around all day on the airsoft battlefield. So, we present to you, a real "lightweight" machine gun that in front of you now; the Mk48 MOD1 LMG from VFC.

No Compromise?

  • Unprecedented Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Structure Design!

  • VFC’s MK48 AEG utilizes aluminum alloy for the main structure, which greatly reduces the weight of the whole product. This provides a weight reduction from almost 10 kg (if manufactured using full steel material) to about 4 kg with the VFC aluminum design. Internally, all key components are still made from steel, so durability is retained where it matters most! This design not only reduces the weight, but also maintains the structural strength of the MK48 platform.
  • Newly Designed BB Supply System with 8800 Rds BB total capacity!!!

  • Built-in BBs storage space! The VFC MK48 can provide 800 rounds of BB firepower internally to the platform without an additional ammunition box. The Premium version also ships with an 8000 round large capacity BB ammunition box, giving you an unprecedented 8800 total rounds of BB firepower!
  • Premium ver. Exclusive Special Features!

  • In addition to the 8000 rounds large capacity BBs ammunition box, the Premium version of MK48 AEG is also equipped with a newly developed cartridge belt supply motion simulation system and electric recoil system. Combined, they add a new level of realism and operation for the battlefield.
  • Easy HOP-UP Adjustment

  • To allow users to directly adjust the HOP-UP on the Airsoft battlefield, we have developed a simpler adjustment method for the HOP-UP. The HOP-UP can be tuned directly on the body of the Mk48, without having to open the bolt or the receiver cover assembly. You only need a simple 2mm hex wrench to make HOP-UP changes on the fly!
  • Realistic Detachable Barrel

  • Staying true to the design of the real MK48 MOD1, the barrel can be removed by the "Carrying Handling". This design is not only just a fun feature, but also more convenient for daily product maintenance.

Expectations of Future

VFC MK48 Lightweight Submahine Gun

VFC positioned the MK48 MOD 1 as the real "lightweight" machine gun, it's not only improve the lightweight features, but also added many unique new interior designs. Players can enjoy the fun of playing, and experience many practical functions. Related technologies will be applied to more products in the future! The Mk48 MOD1 LMG from VFC is the only real "lightweight" machine gun that you must have one for your airsoft arsenal.


MK48 MOD 1 (AEG) - Premium Version

Item No: VF5-LMK48_BK81
Over All Inner Barrel Weight Bullet MAG. Capacity Muzzle Speed Material
1009 mm 465 mm 4200 g 6 mm BB 8800 Rounds 100 m/sec Plastic, Metal Alloy

MK48 MOD 1 (AEG) - Lightweight Version

Item No: VF5-LMK48_BK01
Over All Inner Barrel Weight Bullet MAG. Capacity Muzzle Speed Material
1009 mm 465 mm 3955 g 6 mm BB 800 Rounds 100 m/sec Plastic, Metal Alloy
* Caution: Muzzle speed varies for different country regulations.
* Caution: The picture display is only for the reference, Does not include straps, silencers, optic scope and red-dot sights.