Weapon Facts: M16

Future replacement


In the 1980s, the new Squad Automatic Weapon M249 was issued to infantry units, replacing all M60s and some M16A1s at the squad level. In the 1990s the M4 Carbine took over the operational role of the obsolete M3 Grease Gun, some Beretta M9s, and many M16A2s. The US Air Force currently plans to replace all of its M16s with M4s, according to a 2004 presentation. The US Navy decided to retain the M16A2 and M16A3 for its units that use rifles like the US Navy Seabees. The US Army and Marine Corps have largely relegated the M16A2 to non-combat roles, choosing instead the M16A4 and M4. Further, the M16 never entirely replaced the M14 in all roles, which continues to be used in a number of niche applications throughout the Armed Forces, especially with the US Navy.

Replacement of the M16 family has been proposed at various points, and its longevity is in part due to a series of failures in projects meant to replace it, driven largely by the requirement for a significant improvement. Immediately after the introduction of the M16, the Marine Corps sought to adopt the Stoner 63. Although they found it superior in most ways, it was still at an early stage of development; the Marines chose the technically inferior but mature M16. The Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) program in the 1980s produced weapons that were superior in some ways, but none improved upon the M16 series enough to replace it. It was also potentially going to be replaced by the SABR, from the OICW project. The weapon system originally planned by the OICW project was put on hold around the turn of century, in favor of a simpler new 5.56 mm rifle project that offered less far-reaching improvements. The resulting XM8 rifle was also intended as a potential replacement for the M16 family. However, this program too ran into problems around 2004-5, and was put on hold in favor of a competition for what became known as the OICW Increment 1. This competition was subsequently put on hold in the summer of 2005 to take into account input from other services, and several months later was cancelled outright. Another potential replacement for the M16 rifle is the Special Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) called the Mark 16 (MK 16). The 5.56x45 MK 16 emerged as the winner of a U.S. SOCOM competition to find a new rifle for Special Forces in 2003. Development by FN Herstal continues and introduction for special forces is expected in late 2007 or early 2008. The Mk.16 offers different length barrels for close quarters combat and for longer-range engagements. Most of the SCAR's basic controls (pistol grip, magazine release, selector lever, and bolt release) share the same location and function as on the M16 and M4 they are supplementing.

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Weapon Facts: FN SCAR

Weapon Facts: FN SCAR

The SCAR is available in two calibers, and in versions for short and long range combat. It emerged as the winner of a US SOCOM competition to find a new rifle for special forces begun in 2003. Other competitors included entries by Colt and the Robinson Arms XCR. Heckler & Koch had submitted the XM8 as a general issue replacement for the M4 and M16 for the US Army, but the program was canceled.

The SCAR is manufactured in two main versions; Light (SCAR-L, Mk 16 Mod 0) and Heavy (SCAR-H, Mk 17 Mod 0). The L version fires 5.56x45mm NATO using improved M16 rifle magazines. The H fires the more powerful 7.62x51mm NATO from a newly designed 20-round magazine (this full-sized cartridge makes the SCAR-H a battle rifle). Different length barrels will be available for close quarters battle and for longer-range engagements. The initial solicitation indicated that the SCAR-H would also be chambered for the 7.62x39mm M43 cartridge. However, FN is not currently offering other calibers.

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Weapon Facts: HK416

Weapon Facts: HK416

The HK416 Assault Rifle

Nickname 416

The HK416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch to be an improved version of the M4 Carbine pattern firearm. It is available as a complete firearm, or as an upper receiver kit that fits on any AR-15 type lower receiver.

The US Army's Delta Force collaborated with the German arms makers to develop the new carbine. It replaced its M4s with the H&K 416 in 2004 after tests revealed that the piston operating system significantly reduces malfunctions while increasing the life of parts.The project was originally called the HKM4, but this was changed in response to a trademark infringement suit filed by Colt Defense. It is speculated that '416' is a reference to the M4 and M16 it's designed to succeed. So far the weapon has reportedly been tested by the United States military as well as some law enforcement agencies. It is only available to government and military organizations currently, but a semi-automatic civilian version was also released.. There Is Rumors That The HK416 Will Replace The M4.

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Ranting About: Cinema


1. Why The Fuck Can't I Not Bring My Own Pepsi Or 7up

Fucking Let Me In Yes My 7up is Going To Blow The Whole Place Up and my Hot Dog That I Payed For Outside Will Cause Death Around The Globe

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Ranting About: Atheists

1. Atheists Pushing Their Luck

I Don't Care That You Don't Believe In God But Shut The Fuck Up Stop Saying That God Does Not Exist How The Fuck Will You Know Are You The Mighty Know It All Your Are Shit For Brains

2. Online

Right All You atheists that post fucking more topics about how religion is bullshit stop saying it you dumb shit if you don't believe in god well fine you don't Need To fucking say GOD FAKE IT ALL A LIE You see me going around saying You Are all going to hell no i don't now shut the fuck up and stop making them Shit topics

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Ranting About: YouTube

1. When You Put In a Comment There Is Always Someone To Insult you

I Love This Video

I Hate You

2. Why is it called YouTube be better if it was called YouScreen Or YouVideo

Welcome To YouTube Your Are a Tube

3. Rick Rolled Why On YouTube You Get Rick Rolled

4. Pointless Videos

LEAVE Britney Alone

5. Copycats

Why Do there have to be copycats.

6.  This Video Is Not Available in your Country
Why The Fuck Not Its Disturbed And They Speak English And I Can't Watch Their Official Videos
7.  Weird Famous Videos
If You See An Sneezing Gopher Record it

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Ranting About: Typical Xbox 360 Fanboy

First Off Do You Hate Them

1. They Say The Worst Things

Sony is Good With TVs But Are Bad at Making Consoles What!? If They Were Why The Fuck Will They Have Made A Great Console And Still Be In The Video Game Business.

2. Says A Good Game On The PS3 is Bad

Your Talking About MGS4 Then Mr Know It All Comes Around And Says That Game Is a Shit Game Ever.

3. Targets

The Wii I'm A Sony Fanboy But I Don't Hate the Wii I think its a good console but i never got around to try it out and the wii is not in the war its like the PC.

4. When Sony Does A Good Thing.

They Rant About it

5. Most Annoying Bit Of All Is

Ps3 has no games Doesn't annoy you that some weird dude says that. I have 13 ps3 games yeah that is 0 games and they have 200 games get back to school

6. Say Things About the ps3

Why do You always say Oh the ps3 is the worst console ever. Well That includes your 360 bud.

7. Saying The PS3 Is Gay

Wait What Did They Say How In The Fuck Can A Games Console Be Gay Are you 3 years Old Or Just Shit For Brains

P.S if you are a 360 fanboy and don't do this. You Live In a Clean Safe Home And You Have a Life

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