FAD assault rifle

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Fusil Automático Doble (FAD)
Type Bullpup assault rifle
Place of origin  Peru
Service history
In service Pre-production
Used by  Peru
Production history
Designer Salomón Braga Lozo
Designed Pre-Production as 2008
Manufacturer SIMA Electronica
Unit cost USD 820-1500
Produced 2008-????
Number built 170 produced as of 2008
Variants Carbine
Light Machine Gun
Weight 3.6 kg (7.94 lb)
Length 814 mm (32.0 in)
Barrel length 508 mm (20.0 in)

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
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 sights, miscellaneous red dot, ACOG, and Holographic sights

The Dual Automatic Rifle (Spanish: Fusil Automático Doble) is an assault rifle chambered for the NATO 5.56×45mm cartridge, coupled with a "pump-action" type 40 mm grenade launcher in a single package.[1] 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.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ "FAD Assault Rifle". www.imfdb.org. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "SIMA Callao". www.sima.com. Retrieved 27 December 2012.