G5 carbine

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G5 carbine
Type Carbine
Place of origin  Georgia
Service history
In service 2012-present
Production history
Designer Scientific Technical Center "Delta"
Manufacturer Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing
Specifications
Length 840 mm stock extended
750 mm stock retracted
Barrel length 370 mm

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated (short-stroke piston), rotating bolt
Rate of fire 700–950 round/min cyclic
Effective firing range 500 m - 600 m
Feed system 30 round box magazine or STANAG magazines.
Sights Iron and optical sights

The G5 carbine is a Georgian military firearm which is an analogue to the German HK416 carbine.[1][2] It has been developed in 2012 by the Georgian military Scientific-Technical Center "Delta"[3] in order to construct an alternative to the M4A1 carbine, that will equip both the Georgian Armed Forces and the country's reserve forces. The G-5 comes with modified attachment kits and optics as standard.[3]

Characteristics[edit]

According to TAM, the G5 looks almost the same as the M4 but differs completely in terms of firing mechanism and durability. The interior is much different as it uses a short-stroke piston gas operated system in combination with improved back components. Usual problematic issues like jamming or overheating have been overcome so that the overall reliability is improved. Furthermore, the developer states that during tests the carbine showed slightly better precision than the original M4. These changes made are necessary to develop new iron sights, optics and other parts which would not apply to the M4.

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