Kbk wz. 2005 Jantar
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|Kbk wz. 2005 Jantar|
The wz. 2005 Jantar
|Type||Bullpup Assault rifle|
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Manufacturer||Łucznik Arms Factory|
|Weight||3.8 kg (Jantar-M)|
|Barrel length||457 mm|
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
|Muzzle velocity||920 m/s|
|Feed system||30-round box magazine|
The 5.56 mm Kbk wz. 2005 Jantar is a Polish experimental assault rifle. It is configured in a bullpup layout, and was designed by the state-owned Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, based on the Kbk wz. 1988 Tantal rifle chambered to 5.56x45mm NATO.
The "Jantar" is a prototype to test the advantages of the bullpup configuration, which proved to be a more accurate layout for burst-shooting of carbines ("karabinek"). The project was not intended for production, but to gain experience to be applied in the modernisation program of the Polish military.