M 16: American Carbine Assault Rifle

Weapon, Black, Rifle, Army, War, Attack

Type: Assault rifle

Place of origin: United States

Designer: Eugene Stoner and L. James Sullivan

Designed: 1959

Mass: 2.89 kg (6.37 lb) (Unloaded), 3.40 kg (7.50 lb) (Loaded)

Length: 1,003 mm (39.5 in)

Barrel length: 508 mm (20 in)

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO

Calibre: 5.56 mm

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt (direct impingement)

Rate of fire: 700-950 rounds/min (cyclic sustained), 45-60 rounds/min (semi-automatic)

Muzzle velocity: 960 m/s (3,150 ft/s)

Effective firing range: 550 m (601 yd) (point target), 800 m (875 yd) (area target)

Maximum firing range: 3,600 m (3,937 yd)

Feed system: STANAG magazine, 20-round detachable box magazine, 30-round detachable box magazine

Sights: Iron sights or various optics.

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