FAD assault rifle

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Fusil Automático Doble (FAD)
FAD (Fusil de Doble Asalto).png
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Peru
Service history
In service Pre-production
Used by  Peru
Production history
Designer Salomón Braga Lozo
Designed Pre-Production as 2008
Manufacturer SIMA Electronica
Unit cost USD 820-1500
Produced 2008 -
Number built 170 produced as of 2008
Variants Carbine
Light Machine Gun
Sniper
Specifications
Weight 3.6 kg (7.94 lb)
Length 814 mm (32.0 in)
Barrel length 508 mm (20.0 in)

Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Caliber .223
Action Straight Blowback, Closed bolt, Recoiling barrel
Rate of fire 550 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 963 m/s (3,159 ft/s)
Effective firing range 300 m
Maximum firing range 1,600 m
Feed system 30 round STANAG magazine
Sights Iron, miscellaneous red dot, ACOG, and Holographic sights

The Dual Automatic Rifle (Spanish: Fusil Automático Doble) is an assault rifle chambered for the NATO 5.56x45mm cartridge, coupled with a "pump-action" type 40 mm grenade launcher in a single package.[1] It is a compact weapon of the "bullpup" configuration, making it suitable as a back-up weapon for armored vehicle crews. It was designed by Salomón Braga Lozo of SIMA Electronica, a division of the Peruvian state-owned SIMA (Spanish: Servicio Industrial de la Marina) shipyards, based in the port of Callao.[2]

The rifle weighs 3.6 kilograms (7.9 lb) and is 32 inches (810 mm) long, including a 20-inch (510 mm) barrel. There is no charging handle, just a bolt catch, much like the SAR 21 on which it was supposedly based. It takes standard M16/M4 type 5.56 STANAG magazines or can accept Beta C-Mags for a light support weapon role.

The FAD exhibition Marina de Guerra del Perú, in 2007.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAD Assault Rifle". www.imfdb.org. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "SIMA Callao". www.sima.com. Retrieved 27 December 2012.