Posts Tagged ‘5.56mm NATO’

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

M27 IAR

 
 
M27 IAR Data Provided by Eero Juhola

M27 IAR – Infantry Automatic Rifle: The M27 is the designation for a 5.56mm magazine fed weapon being acquired by the United States Marine Corps to supplant the M249 SAW in USMC service.

The IAR is based upon the HK 416 design but incorporates a heavier barrel. The IAR can use either the 30-round STANAG magazines, or the 100-round Beta-C Mag.

Aim time data is provided for the weapon in different configurations, including with and without bipod, with iron sights or optical sights, or with the 30-round or 100-round magazine

M27 IAR – Infantry Automatic Rifle
Squad Automatic Weapon
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 37/33 FMJ PEN 16.0 15.0 13.0 11.0 9.7 5.9 3.6 2.2
W 9/13 See below DC 6 6 6 5 5 4 3 2
RT 8 JHP PEN 15.0 15.0 13.0 11.0 9.2 5.6 3.4 2.1
ROF *5 DC 8 8 7 7 7 6 4 3
Cap 30/100 AP PEN 22.0 21.0 19.0 16.0 14.0 8.5 5.1 3.1
AW 1.0/4.6 DC 6 6 6 5 5 4 3 2
Mag
MA 0.2 0.4 0.8 1 2 4 6 8
KD 4 BA 60 51 42 35 30 20 15 11
SAB 2 TOF 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 7.0 11.0

 

Iron Sight Iron Sight Optical Sight Optical Sight
No Bipod Bipod No Bipod Bipod
30 Round Mag 30 Round Mag 30 Round Mag 30 Round Mag
AC ALM AC ALM AC ALM AC ALM
1 -22 1 -23 1 -23 1 -23
2 -12 2 -12 2 -13 2 -13
3 -9 3 -9 3 -7 3 -7
4 -7 4 -7 4 -5 4 -5
5 -6 5 -6 5 -4 5 -4
6 -5 6 -4 6 -3 6 -3
7 -4 7 -3 7 -1 7 -1
8 -3 8 -2 8 0 8 0
9 -2 9 -1 9 1 9 1

 

Iron Sight Iron Sight Optical Sight Optical Sight
No Bipod Bipod No Bipod Bipod
100 Round Mag 100 Round Mag 100 Round Mag 100 Round Mag
AC ALM AC ALM AC ALM AC ALM
1 -25 1 -25 1 -25 1 -25
2 -15 2 -15 2 -15 2 -15
3 -10 3 -10 3 -8 3 -8
4 -8 4 -8 4 -6 4 -6
5 -6 5 -6 5 -5 5 -5
6 -5 6 -5 6 -3 6 -3
7 -4 7 -4 7 -1 7 -1
8 -3 8 -3 8 -1 8 -1
9 -2 9 -2 9 1 9 1

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-36C

 
 

HK G-36CData provided by R.J. Andron

H&K G-36C: The G-36C is an assault rifle developed off of the G-36 design. The “C” designates that this is the “Compact” or “Commando” version of the firearm.

The smaller frame, combined with the higher-powered 5.56mm NATO ammunition it fires makes the firearm popular with special operations and counter-terrorism units.

The optical sights of the G36 and G-36K versions have been replaced with iron sights, and the flash hider has been replaced with a four prong design. The front handguard has four Picatinny Rail attachment points for accessories, including optical sights, tactical lights, and handgrips.

The G-36C is in use in Germany, Poland, Malaysia, Indonesia, United States, and the United Kingdom.

 

 

HK G-36-C
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 19/28 1 -22 FMJ PEN 11.2 10.5 9.5 8.2 7.0 4.3 2.6 1.6
W 7.0 2 -12 DC 6 5 5 4 4 2 1 1
3 -8
RT 8 4 -6 JHP PEN 10.6 10.0 9.0 7.8 6.7 4.1 2.5 1.5
ROF 6 5 -5 DC 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
6 -4
Cap 30 7 -3 AP PEN 16.1 15.1 13.7 11.8 10.1 6.1 3.7 2.3
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 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