This thesis work has been conducted on the behalf
of the Swedish Defence Material Administration,
within the department of Soldier carried weapon
systems. The study covers weapon accessories for
the general purpose machine-gun, FN Mag 58. The
task has been to analyse the existing accessories
and compile possible improvements. Furthermore a
new concept for carrying ammunition was also to be
The specification for requirements have mostly been
created from analysis off previously conducted trials
and reports. But also after discussions with
employees from FMV and the Swedish armed forces.
The process of rendering concepts has been in line
with Ulrich and Eppingers product development
theories. Where the larger concept has been broken
down into smaller projects. Evaluation of concepts
has been conducted with Pugh matrixes. To further
validate critical solutions in the concept,
calculations and trials have been performed.
The result consists of documented suggestions for
improvements on the existing accessories and a
technical description for a new carrying system for
ammunition. The technical description is
supplemented by a Solidworks CAD model to further
show function and form with greater detail.
The emphasis in the solution has been to create a
flexible and modular system.