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Type Assault rifle
Light machine gun
Place of origin Czech Republic
Production history
Manufacturer Czech Weapons (ČZW)
Weight 3.1 kg
Length 710 mm (stock folded)
930 mm (stock extended)
Barrel length 385 mm

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Lever-delayed blowback
Rate of fire 750 rpm
Maximum firing range 400 m
Feed system 30-round STANAG magazine
Sights Iron

The ČZW-556 is an assault rifle of Czech origin. It is chambered in the 5.56×45mm NATO round and uses lever delayed blowback operation, previously used on the LCZ-B20 platform and the 2B-A-40/TKB-517 assault rifles. The lever-delayed blowback operation of the ČZW-556 increases accuracy, controllability, reliability and ease of maintenance of the weapon over gas-operation.[citation needed]


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