Weapons systems

January 2009
Soldiers;Jan2009, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p30
The article presents information on several U.S. weapons systems. The M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) weighs 16.5 pounds and fires 5.56 millimeter rounds at a rate of up to 750 per minute. The M-4 carbine is a compact version of the M-16A2 rifle, which allows soldiers to shoot effectively in close quarters. On the other hand, the M-16 rifle has an effective range of 800 meters.


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