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M16A1 American 5.56mm Assault Rifle

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notes"The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is a family of military rifles adapted from the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle for the United States military. The original M16 rifle was a 5.56mm automatic rifle with a 20-round magazine. In 1964, the M16 entered US military service and the following year was deployed for jungle warfare operations during the Vietnam War. In 1969, the M16A1 replaced the M14 rifle to become the US military's standard service rifle."
dateOfIntroduction1964
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Viet Nam"
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properties
name"Alternate Designation(s)"
value"M16A1"
name"Primary Function / Type"
value"Assault Rifle"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Colt's Manufacturing Company Daewoo Precision Industries FN Herstal Bushmaster H&R Firearms General Motors Hydramatic Division Elisco U.S. Ordnance"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, rotating bolt (direct impingement)"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"700–950 rounds/min cyclic sustained 45–60 rounds/min semi-automatic"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"960"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"550 m (601 yd) (point target) 800 m (875 yd) (area target)"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"3,600"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"STANAG magazine 20-round detachable box magazine: 0.211 lb (96 g) empty / 0.738 lb (335 g) full 30-round detachable box magazine: 0.257 lb (117 g) empty / 1.06 lb (480 g) full) Beta C-Mag 100-round double-lobed drum: 2.20 lb (1,000 g) empty / 4.81 lb (2,180 g) full)"
name"Sights"
value"Iron sights or various optics"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"1,003"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"508"
units"mm"
name"Weight, Loaded"
value"2.89"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Unloaded"
value"3.40"
units"kg"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"5.56"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"5.56×45mm NATO (M193)"
variants
name"M16"
notes"This was the first M16 variant adopted operationally, originally by the U.S. Air Force. It was equipped with triangular handguards, butt stocks without a compartment for the storage of a cleaning kit, a three-pronged flash suppressor, full auto, and no forward assist. Bolt carriers were originally chrome plated and slick-sided, lacking forward assist notches. Later, the chrome plated carriers were dropped in favor of Army issued notched and parkerized carriers though the interior portion of the bolt carrier is still chrome-lined. The Air Force continued to operate these weapons until around 2001, at which time the Air Force converted all of its M16s to the M16A2 configuration. The M16 was also adopted by the British SAS, who used it during the Falklands War."
name"XM16E1 and M16A1 (Colt Model 603)"
notes"The U.S. Army XM16E1 was essentially the same weapon as the M16 with the addition of a forward assist and corresponding notches in the bolt carrier. The M16A1 was the finalized production model in 1967 and was produced until 1982. To address issues raised by the XM16E1's testing cycle, a closed, bird-cage flash suppressor replaced the XM16E1's three-pronged flash suppressor which caught on twigs and leaves. Various other changes were made after numerous problems in the field. Cleaning kits were developed and issued while barrels with chrome-plated chambers and later fully lined bores were introduced."
name"M16A2"
notes"The development of the M16A2 rifle was originally requested by the United States Marine Corps as a result of combat experience in Vietnam with the XM16E1 and M16A1. It was officially adopted by the Department of Defense as the "US Rifle, 5.56mm, M16A2" in 1982. The Marines were the first branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to adopt it, in the early/mid-1980s, with the United States Army following suit in the late 1980s. Modifications to the M16A2 were extensive. In addition to the new rifling, the barrel was made with a greater thickness in front of the front sight post, to resist bending in the field and to allow a longer period of sustained fire without overheating. The rest of the barrel was maintained at the original thickness to enable the M203 grenade launcher to be attached. A new adjustable rear sight was added, allowing the rear sight to be dialed in for specific range settings between 300 and 800 meters to take full advantage of the ballistic characteristics of the new SS109 rounds and to allow windage adjustments without the need of a tool or cartridge. The weapon's reliability allowed it to be widely used around the Marine Corps' special operations divisions as well. The flash suppressor was again modified, this time to be closed on the bottom so it would not kick up dirt or snow when being fired from the prone position, and acting as a recoil compensator."
name"M16A3"
notes"The M16A3 is a modified version of the M16A2 adopted in small numbers by the U.S. Navy SEAL, Seabee, and Security units. It features the M16A1 trigger group providing "safe", "semi-automatic" and "fully automatic" modes instead of the A2's "safe", "semi-automatic", and "burst" modes. Otherwise it is externally identical to the M16A2."
name"The M16A4 is the fourth generation of the M16 series. It is equipped with a removable carrying handle and a full length quad Picatinny rail for mounting optics and other ancillary devices. The FN M16A4, using safe/semi/burst selective fire, became standard issue for the U.S. Marine Corps. Military issue rifles are also equipped with a Knight's Armament Company M5 RAS hand guard, allowing vertical grips, lasers, tactical lights, and other accessories to be attached, coining the designation M16A4 MWS (or Modular Weapon System) in U.S. Army field manuals."
notes"The M16A4 is the fourth generation of the M16 series. It is equipped with a removable carrying handle and a full length quad Picatinny rail for mounting optics and other ancillary devices. The FN M16A4, using safe/semi/burst selective fire, became standard issue for the U.S. Marine Corps. Military issue rifles are also equipped with a Knight's Armament Company M5 RAS hand guard, allowing vertical grips, lasers, tactical lights, and other accessories to be attached, coining the designation M16A4 MWS (or Modular Weapon System) in U.S. Army field manuals. Colt also produces M16A4 models for international purchases: R0901 / NSN 1005-01-383-2872 (Safe/Semi/Auto) R0905 (Safe/Semi/Burst)"
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