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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.

2. FN SCAR

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.

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