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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Top 10 Assault Rifles

Rifle is one of the biggest inventions in history of war. An assault rifle is defined as a selective fire rifle that uses an transitional cartridge and a removable magazine. In today’s world Assault rifles are the standard infantry weapons in most modern armies. In the following there is a list of top ten Assault rifles in the world,

1. AK-47

Initially developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62x39mm assault rifle, the AK-47 stands for Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle, 1947 Model. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (or simply ‘AK’). It is also known as a KalashnikTov or Russian jargon Kalash.


The Special Forces Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR, is a modular rifle made by FN Herstal (FNH) for the United States Special Operations Command. FN SCAR is a fully automatic and modern warfare gun.

3. M-16

The M16 is the United States military label for the AR-15 rifle. Colt purchased the rights to the AR-15 from ArmaLite and currently uses that designation only for semi-automatic versions of the rifle. The M16 rifle fires the 5.56x45mm cartridge and Caliber 5.56 mm.

4. Steyr AUG

The AUG is an Austrian bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle, designed by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch). The AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr) was used by the Austrian Army as the StG 77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1977.

5. M-4

A reduced changed version of the M16A2 rifle, the M4 has 14.5 in (368 mm) barrel, allowing the individual soldier to better operate in close quarters. The M4 has selective fire options including semi-automatic and three-round burst. The carbine is also capable of mounting an M203 grenade launcher.


The FAMAS is a bullpup-styled assault rifle designed and manufactured in France by MAS located in Saint-√Čtienne, which is now a member of the French government-owned Nexter group. It is also service rifle of the French military.

7. G-36

The Heckler & Koch G36 is a 5.56x45mm assault rifle, designed in the early 1990s by Heckler & Koch (H&K) in Germany.The G36 is gas-operated and feeds from a 30-round detachable box magazine or 100-round C-Mag drum magazine.


The TAR-21 also called Tavor is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle. TAVOR TAR-21 chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition with a selective fire system, selecting between semi-automatic mode, burst mode, and full automatic fire mode.

9. G-3

The G3 is a 7.62mm battle rifle made in the 1950s by the German armor manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) in collaboration with the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME (Centro de Estudios Técnicos de Materiales Especiales).

10. M-14

The M14 is a 7.62 mm rifle. M14 is an American selective fire automatic rifle which have 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition. It was the standard issue U.S. rifle from 1959 to 1970. The M14 was used for U.S. Army and Marine Corps basic and advanced individual training.



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