M56 Smartgun is a machine gun from the Aliens franchise. It also had appeared in multiple Aliens game, or in special occassions, Aliens Vs Predators. Along with the M41A Pulse Rifle, it is one of the most iconic weapons known in AVP universe.


The M56 Smartgun is a man-portable machine gun. It uses 10x28 Caseless ammunition. It has automatic targeting system and needs special equipment to use this gun, also, it needs a specific "armor" called the M56 Combat Harness, where the Smartgun is mounted there. After being mounted, the automatic targeting system is enabled, making this gun very accurate. When powered up, the M56 Smartgun began to automatically target any enemies with its infrared detector. It is chambered with 10x28 High Explosive Piercing Caseless Rounds, a 230 grain projectile encased in a rectangular block. However, it doesn't explode on contact. The M56 Smartgun, in the USCM, must be ONLY wielded by one person in one gun team.


Known StatisticsEdit

  • Model: M56A2

    The M56 Smartgun in Aliens Vs Predator 2010 game

  • Type: General-Purpose Machine Gun
  • Size: Length 122 cm
  • Feed System: 150-round detachable drum magazine
  • Maximum Ammunition: 600 rounds
  • Fire Mode: Fully Automatic, 4-round Burst
  • Ammunition: 10x28 Caseless
  • Operation: Rotating Breech, electronic pulse action
  • Rate Of Fire: 1.200 rounds/minute
  • Accuracy: Medium to High
  • Range: 1.500 to be effective

Wiki StatisticsEdit

  • Damage: High
  • Rate Of Fire: Extreme
  • Ammo Count: Extreme
  • Agility: Decent
  • Accuracy: High

Enchancements Available To This WeaponEdit

  • Nothing can be attached to increase this gun's performance, however, newer models for this gun acts as an upgrade over this weapon.


  • This is the first gun which appears in both movie and game featured in this wiki.