Mambi AMR

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Type Anti-material rifle
Place of origin  Cuba
Service history
In service 1980s–present
Used by  Cuba
Wars South African Border War
Length 2100 mm (83 in)
Barrel length 1219 mm (47 in)

Cartridge 14.5x114mm
Action gas-operated
Muzzle velocity 1,114 m/s (3,655 ft/s)
Effective firing range 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Maximum firing range 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Feed system 5-round magazine

The Mambi is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle designed and manufactured in Cuba. It was named after the Mambises, who were rebel soldiers that fought against the Kingdom of Spain during the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898).


The Mambi was designed to be used against a variety of soft-skinned ground vehicles, small boats, and even helicopters. It uses the powerful Soviet 14.5x114 mm round. The Mambi appears to be a Bullpup since its 5-round magazine and action are placed behind the trigger group. It is fitted with a muzzle brake to help reduce recoil created by the round it fires.


Little is known about this weapon, as it has received little attention in mainstream media. There are some images of the weapon being used by Cuban soldiers during the Angolan Civil War in the 1980s.

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