FAD assault rifle
|Fusil Automático Doble (FAD)|
The FAD exhibition Marina de Guerra del Perú, in 2007.
|Type||Bullpup Assault rifle|
|Place of origin||Peru|
|Designer||Salomón Braga Lozo|
|Designed||Pre-Production as 2008|
|Unit cost||USD 820-1500|
|Number built||170 produced as of 2008|
Light Machine Gun
|Weight||3.6 kg (7.94 lb)|
|Length||814 mm (32.0 in)|
|Barrel length||508 mm (20.0 in)|
|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 detachable 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. 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.
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.