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M16A4
M16

Damage

100-75

Starting Ammo

30

Magazine Size

30/180

Max Ammo

30/180 (MP) 30/360 (Campaign)

Reload Time

2 Seconds

Rate of Fire

900 RPM

Recoil

Low

Penetration

Medium

Fire Mode

Selective (Auto or Semi)

Used by:

US Army Rangers

SOST

The M16 utilizes direct impingement gas operation; energy from high-pressure gas tapped from a non-adjustable port built into the front sight assembly actuates the moving parts in the weapon. Combustion gases travel via a gas tube above the barrel directly into a chamber in the bolt carrier behind the bolt itself, pushing the carrier away from the bolt. This reduces the number of moving parts by eliminating the need for a separate piston and cylinder and it provides better performance in rapid fire by keeping reciprocating masses on the same axis as the bore. It M16A4 weighs more (8.5 lb (3.9 kg) loaded) because of the adoption of a thicker barrel profile. The thicker barrel is more resistant to damage when handled roughly and is also slower to overheat during sustained fire. One distinctive ergonomic feature is a plastic or metal stock directly behind the action, which contains a recoil spring. This serves the dual function of operating spring and recoil buffer. The stock being in line with the bore reduces muzzle rise, especially during automatic fire. Because recoil does not significantly shift the point of aim, faster follow-up shots are possible and user fatigue is reduced. The primary criticism of direct impingement is that fouling and debris from expended gunpowder is blown directly into the breech. As the superheated combustion gas travels down the tube, it expands and cools. This cooling causes vaporized matter to condense as it cools depositing a much greater volume of solids into the operating components of the action. The increased fouling can cause malfunctions if the rifle is not cleaned as frequently as should be. The amount of sooting deposits tends to vary with powder specification, caliber, and gas port design.

The M16A4, now standard issue for front-line U.S. Marine Corps and some U.S. Army units, replaces the combination fixed carry handle/rear iron sight with a Picatinny rail|MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, allowing for the rifle to be equipped with a carry handle and/or most military and consumer scopes or sighting systems. Military issue rifles are also equipped with a M5 RAS handguard, allowing vertical grips, lasers, tactical lights, and other accessories to be attached, coining the designation M16A4 MWS (or Modular Weapon System) in U.S. Army field manuals.


Weapon AttachmentsEdit

  • Silencer
  • ACOG
  • Laser Sight
  • Red Dot Sight
  • Holographic sight
  • Shotgun attachment
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Flamethrower
  • Thermal Scope
  • Extended Mags
  • Duel Mags
  • Inferred Scope
  • Reflex Scope
  • SUSAT Scope
  • Flashlight
  • Upgrade Iron Sight
  • Rail-Mounted Angled Fore-Grip
  • Grip

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