Archive for the ‘Rifles – Modern’ Category

FN SCAR-H

 
 
FN SCAR-H Data provided by RJ AndronFN SCAR-H: The FN Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) was manufactured by FN for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in 2007, and is currently in service with USSOCOM and the 75th Ranger Regiment.

The FN SCAR-H or Mk17 is chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO. Another version, designated SCAR-L or Mk16 is chambered for 5.56mm NATO, but USSOCOM has cancelled the acquisition of the SCAR-L and is instead purchasing the SCAR-H.

FN SCAR-H
Assault Rifle
7.62mm NATO
Belgium
   Physical Aim Ballistic Data
     Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 30/39 1 -23 FMJ PEN 18 17 16 13 12 7 4 3
W 9.9 2 -13 DC 7 6 6 5 4 3 2 1
3 -9
RT 8 4 -7 JHP PEN 17 16 15 13 11 7 4 2
ROF *5 5 -6 DC 8 8 7 6 5 3 2 1
6 -5
Cap 20 7 -4 AP PEN 26 25 22 19 17 10 6 4
AW 1.4 8 -3 DC 6 6 5 4 4 2 1 1
Mag 9 -2
10 -1 MA 0.6 1.2 2.4 4.2 6 12 18 24
KD 9 11 BA 61 53 45 37 32 23 17 13
SAB 5 12 TOF 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.0

Tavor TAR-21

 
 
Tavor TAR-21 Data provided by RJ Andron

Tavor TAR-21: The Tavor TAR-21 is a bullpup-style Israeli assault rifle that has seen service with the Israeli Givati and Golani Brigades and has entered service in several other nations as well, including Azerbaijan, Colombia, Eithiopia, Georgia, Thailand, and the Ukraine, among others. India produces its own version of the MTAR-21 (Micro-Tavor) called the Zittara chambered for the Indian 5.56x30mm cartridge. A shorter version, called the MTAR-21, is slated to be the standard assault rifle of the Israeli Defence Forces.

The weapon has an integral red dot sight and laser and can mount Holographic or other sights. The aim time data assumes that the optical sights are used. If the optical sights are not used and the shooter has to resort to using the iron sights, then the Maximum Aim Time limited to 4 AC.

 

Tavor TAR-21
Assault Rifle
5.56mm NATO
Israel
Physical Aim Ballistic Data
Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 28 1 -22 FMJ PEN 15 14 13 11 10 6 4 2
W 7.2 2 -12 DC 6 5 5 4 4 2 1 1
3 -8
RT 10 4 -6 JHP PEN 15 14 12 11 9 6 3 2
ROF *6 5 -5 DC 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
6 -4
Cap 30 7 -3 AP PEN 22 21 19 16 14 8 5 3
AW 1 8 -2 DC 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1
Mag 9 -1
10 MA 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.8 4 8 12 16
KD 4 11 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 3 12 TOF 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.9

QBZ-95G

 
 
QBZ-95G Data provided by RJ Andron 

QBZ-95G: The QBZ-95G (Translation: Light Weapon, Rifle, Automatic 1995) is the latest variant of a new assault rifle manufactured in the People’s Republic of China since 1995. The rifle has seen deployment in the People’s Liberation Army and internal security forces, and is intended as the replacement for the older Type 81 rifle. The QBZ-95G will be distributed to frontline troops with older QBZ-95 rifles being placed with reserve units.

The bullpup-style rifle is intended as a basis of a family of small arms, including a carbine, rifle, and squad automatic weapon/light support weapon (SAW/LSW). The QBZ-95G has improved ergonomics, a heavier barrel, and is able to fire the heavier DPB88 ammunition which has improved ballistic performance over the original DPB87 ammunition (later improved to the DPB95). Both the DPB95 and DPB88 ammunition use an iron shell casing with cleaner-burning propellant and non-corrosive primer. Phoenix Command game statistics for both ammunition types currently in use are provided on the table below.

The QBZ-95G has selective fire for semi and fully-automatic fire as well as three round burst modes. A variant, the QBZ-97 is intended for export purposes and is chambered for 5.56mm NATO and will accept STANAG magazines.

QBZ-95G
Assault Rifle
5.8 x 42mm
People’s Republic of China
Physical Aim Ballistic Data
Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 29 1 -22 DPB95 PEN 15 14 13 11 10 6 4 2
W 7.2 2 -12 DC 6 5 5 4 4 2 1 1
3 -8
RT 10 4 -6 DPB88 PEN 16 15 14 12 10 6 4 2
ROF **5 5 -5 DC 6 6 5 4 4 2 1 1
6 -4
Cap 30 7 -3
AW 1 8 -2
Mag 9 3RB -6 -1 4 8 10 15 18 20
10 MA 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.8 4 8 12 16
KD 4 11 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 3 12 TOF 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.9

M4A1

 
 

M4A1Data provided by R.J. Andron

M4A1: The M4A1 is a common service rifle/carbine in the United States Army and USMC, as well as in other militaries. The highly reconfigurable rifle derives from the classic AR-15 and M-16 designs and the M4 version is planned to replace the M16 rifles in the US military over the coming years. The M4A1 features selective fire with semi-automatic/full automatic fire modes, while the M4 is limited to semi-automatic and three-round burst.

The M4A1 is also the basis for the SOPMOD Block I, II, and III used by USSOCOM and others. SOPMOD adds in a rail interface system with the ability to add in an M203 40mm Grenade Launcher, sound suppressor, and other special attachments.

The weapon system has seen deployment in recent combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other areas around the world. Current users include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Canada (as the C8), Czech republic, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mlayasia, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, UAE, United States, and Yemen. Many of the users are special operations or police forces in these nations.

While the M4 has been in service in many nations, there is some controversy over the weapon’s effectiveness at longer ranges–a necessary compromise given the shorter barrel length (at 14.5″) compared to the M16 series of rifles (18″ and up). This has driven the development of alternatives such as the XM8, FN SCAR, HK-416, and Bushmaster ACR, as well as a push for larger calibres, such as the 6.8 SPC or “green” ammunition such as the M855A1. The M855A1 ammunition uses a copper core and faster-burning powder to attain higher muzzle velocities out of the shorter barrel.

M4A1
Assault Rifle
5.56mm NATO
USA
Physical Aim Ballistic Data
Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 30/33 1 -22 FMJ PEN 15 14 12 11 9 6 3 2
W 6.8 2 -12 DC 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1
3 -8
RT 8 4 -6 JHP PEN 14 13 12 10 9 5 3 2
ROF *6 5 -5 DC 7 6 6 5 4 3 2 1
6 -4
Cap 30 7 -3 AP PEN 21 20 18 15 13 8 5 3
AW 1.1 8 -2 DC 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1
Mag 9 -1
10 MA 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.8 4 8 12 16
KD 4 11 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 5 12 TOF 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.9

Data provided by R.J. Andron

Bushmaster ACR: The Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle began as a private development by Magpull Industries and was called the Magpull Masada. The rights to the firearm design were eventually sold to Bushmaster and Remington.

When Bushmaster and Remington started production and marketing of the rifle, the rifle was renamed the Adaptive Combat Rifle or ACR.

The rifle platform allows for significant reconfigurability including different barrel lengths and even different ammunition kits, with 6.8mm Remington and 7.62x39mm calibres being planned. The data shown below is for the 5.56mm NATO version with the 14.5″ barrel.

The rifle has been offered to the U.S. Army as part of its Individual Carbine competition.

Bushmaster ACR 14.5″
Assault Rifle
5.56mm NATO
USA
Physical Aim
Ballistic Data
Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 26/32 1 -23 FMJ PEN 15 14 13 11 9 6 3 2
W 8.1 2 -13 DC 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1
3 -9
RT 8 4 -7 JHP PEN 14 13 12 10 9 5 3 2
ROF *6 5 -6 DC 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
6 -5
Cap 30 7 -4 AP PEN 21 20 18 16 13 8 5 3
AW 1.1 8 -3 DC 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1
Mag 9 -2
10 MA 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.8 4 8 12 16
KD 4 11 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 5 12 TOF 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.9

H&K G-36

 
 

H&K G-36Data Provided by R.J. Andron

HK G-36: The G-36 was adopted by the German Army following the collapse of the G-11 project. The G-36 was designed as a cost-effective rifle able to fire the 5.56mm NATO ammunition required to conform to NATO standard.

The weapon uses a gas-operated rotating bolt and incorporates an integral 3x optical sight and a red-dot collimating sight.

The export version, the G-36E, is identical, but eliminates the red-dot sight and replaces the optical sight with a 1.5x version.

The G-36 is in service in Brazil, Britain, Chile, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United States of America.

 

 

HK G-36
Assault Rifle
5.56mm NATO
Germany
Physical Aim Ballistic Data
Data Time Range in 2 yard Hexes
AC ALM 10 20 40 70 100 200 300 400
L 29/39 1 -23 FMJ PEN 16 15 14 12 10 6 4 2
W 8.5 2 -12 DC 6 6 6 6 5 4 3 2
3 -8
RT 8 4 -6 JHP PEN 15 14 13 11 10 6 4 2
ROF *6 5 -5 DC 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 3
6 -4
Cap 30 7 -3 AP PEN 23 22 20 17 15 9 5 3
AW 1 .0 8 -2 DC 6 6 6 6 5 4 3 2
Mag 9 -1
10 0 MA 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.8 4 8 12 16
KD 4 11 1 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 3 TOF 0 1 1 2 2 5 8 11