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Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947 g. ... AK74 assault rifle The AK-74 assault rifle is the modernized version of the AK-47 developed in 1974, chambered in a smaller cartridge (5. ... APK may refer to: Arbetarpartiet Kommunisterna, see Communist Party of Sweden (1995) Algemene Periodieke Keuring, the vehicle inspection in The Netherlands. ...


Assault rifle wz. ... The M4 Type Carbine is a firearm manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International, modeled on the AR-15 platform. ...


The name CETME is an acronym for Centro de Estudios Técnicos de Materiales Especiales, a Spanish government design and development establishment. ... The Chinese Type 68 Rifle is a Chinese designed rifle, but the mechanism is very similar to the AK-47 rifles. ... The Chinese Type 81 Assault Rifle is the principal automatic rifle used by the Peoples Liberation Army. ... The CZ 2000 is prototype of assault rifle developed in Czechoslovakia. ...


  • EM-2

The EM-2 rifle or Janson rifle was an early experimental British assault rifle. ...


The FAMAS (Fusil dAssaut de la Manufacture dArmes de St-Étienne, Assault Rifle by St-Étienne Arms Factory) is an assault rifle in bullpup configuration designed and manufactured in France by the Saint Étienne arms factory, which is a member of the French government-owned GIAT Industries complex. ... The FARA 83, Argentine Republic Automatic Rifle (Spanish: Fusíl Automático República Argentina) or FAA 81, Argentine Automatic Rifle (Spanish: Fusil Automático Argentino) was a rifle locally designed and developed for the Argentine Army in the 1980s. ... The FN CAL (Carabine Automatique Légère) was the Belgian arms manufacturer Fabrique Nationales first 5. ... The F2000 is an assault rifle manufactured by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN Herstal). ... The FNC (Fabrique Nationale Carabine) is a 5. ... The Ak 5 (sometimes AK5) is the Swedish version of the FN FNC assault rifle with certain modifications, mostly to better adapt the weapon to the Swedish climate. ... The SS-1 is the standard assault rifle of the Indonesian armed forces. ... The SOF Combat Assault Rifle[1], or SCAR, is a modular rifle made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. ... The FX-05 Xiuhcoatl (Fire Serpent in the Nahuatl language) is an assault rifle, based on the Heckler & Koch G36, designed and built by the Dirección General de Industria Militar del Ejército with machinery and technology bought from Heckler & Koch. ...


The Heckler & Koch G11 is a non-production prototype assault rifle developed during the 1970s and 1980s by Gesellschaft für Hülsenlose Gewehrsysteme (GSHG) (Ger Corporation for Caseless Rifle Systems), a conglomeration of companies headed by firearm manufacturer Heckler & Koch (mechanical engineering and weapon design), Dynamit Nobel (propellant composition... The G36 (company designation, Bundeswehr designation Gewehr G36) is an assault rifle designed in the early 1990s and manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch. ... The Galil is one of the standard assault rifles used by the Israel Defense Forces. ...


// The Howa Heavy Industry Type 89 Assault Rifle, referred to as the 89式 (はちきゅうしき or hachikyuushiki) or Buddy (バディー or badeii), is a Japanese-exclusive assault rifle used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japan Coast Guard and the Special Assault Team. ... The HK 53 is an assault carbine variant of the HK33 rifle, based on the proven delayed roller lock bolt system introduced with the MG30 machine gun scaled down to 5. ...


To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... INSAS weapons INSAS stands for Indian Small Arms System. ...


This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The SA80 (Small Arms for the 1980s) is a family of related arms that include the British Armed Forcess standard combat rifle. ... The L64 was a British assault rifle developed in the 1970s. ... LR-300 Nationality United States Type Assault rifle Inventor Date of design Service duration Cartridge 5. ...


M16 (more formally United States Rifle, Caliber 5. ... The C7 is a variation of the M16 rifle that is manufactured by Diemaco, a subsidiary of Colt Firearms, and used by the Canadian Forces, Hærens Jegerkommando (Norway), Military of Denmark (all branches) and the Royal Netherlands Army as its main infantry weapon. ... M4A1 redirects here. ...



  • QBZ-03
  • QBZ-95

The QBZ-03 (Type 03) assault rifle is the latest assault rifle design developed for the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. ... The QBZ-95 (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Infantry Rifle Automatic, Model 1995) is an assault rifle manufactured by Arsenal 266, part of Norinco and Arsenal 296, under Jianshe Corp, China South for the Peoples Liberation Army, the armed forces of the Peoples Republic of China, Chinese Peoples Armed...


The R4 is a South African assault rifle developed in 1980 for the South African Army to replace the R1, which was a variant of the FN FAL. The R4 was first issued during the early 1980s, and is partly based on the Israeli Galil which in turn was based... The R5 assault rifle is, along with the R4, one of the primary assault rifles in use by the military of South Africa. ... The Rk 62 (also 7. ...


The SA80 (Small Arms for the 1980s) is a family of related arms that include the British Armed Forcess standard combat rifle. ... The SAR-21 (Singapore Assault Rifle - 21st Century) is a bullpup assault rifle designed and manufactured in Singapore. ... The Sako M90 was prototype for the new and improved version of the older finnish Valmet M62/M76 rifles, Rk 95 TP. Improvements include synthetic grips, side-folding stock and sights with night firing aids. ... The SIG 510 is an assault rifle manufactured by SAN Swiss Arms (formerly SIG Arms) of Switzerland. ... The SIG 550 is an assault rifle manufactured by SAN Swiss Arms (formerly SIGARMS) of Switzerland. ... Caliber: 5. ... Steyr ACR Steyr ACR ammunition The Steyr ACR was a prototype flechette-firing assault rifle built for the US Armys Advanced Combat Rifle program of 1989/90. ... The AUG is an Austrian 5. ... Caliber: 5. ... Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) was an assault rifle developed in Nazi Germany during World War II and was the first of its kind to see major deployment. ...


Caliber: 5. ... wz. ... Korobov TKB-517 Assault Rifle The Avtomat Korobov TKB-517 is delayed blowback operated weapon, that uses two-part bolt system, designed prior to WW2 by Paul Kiraly of Hungary. ... The Type 65 is an assault rifle used in the military of the Republic of China (Taiwan) made by Combined Service Forces. ... The T86 (Type 86) assault rifle is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, air-cooled, select-fire military carbine. ... The T91 (Type 91) assault rifle (5. ...


The Valmet M82 (not to be confused with the American Barrett M82 . ... The Vektor CR-21 is a modern South African assault rifle chambered for 5. ... The Sa vz. ...


A US Marine weapons instructor holds an XM8 Carbine during the Infantry Operations Chief Symposium in August 2005 The XM8 is a developmental U.S. military designation and project name for a lightweight assault rifle system that was under development by the United States Army from the late 1990s to...


  Results from FactBites:
Assault rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2250 words)
Assault rifles are the standard small arms in most modern armies, having largely replaced or suplemented larger, more powerful rifles in regular use.
The first true assault rifle was probably the Italian-made Cei-Rigotti, which was developed in the 1890s and finished around 1900, at the beginning of the 20th century; it never entered military service, however.
It is a common misconception that the assault weapons ban restricted weapons capable of fully-automatic fire, such as assault rifles and machine guns.
Assault rifle - definition of Assault rifle in Encyclopedia (2568 words)
As a massed military weapon, assault rifles share common features: light weight, hand grips positioned for good instinctive pointing (for unaimed "intuitive" fire), bayonet lugs (to provide lethality without ammunition), selectable fire rates, high reliability, large magazines, and simplified operation.
Some weapons such as the AK-47, although classified as assault rifles, were designed as light infantry automatic weapons with single-shot capability, rather than rifles with the option of full-automatic fire, such as the M16A1.
The first assault rifle was probably the Italian-made 6.5x52mm gas-operated Cei-Rigotti, developed in the 1890s or 1900s, but it did not enter military service.
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