New configuration "Tavora" allow to strengthen this assault rifle, most of the types of day and night sights, and additional devices. Initially on this machine was mounted South American M-203 grenade launcher, but it was a little uncomfortable. Because in IWI decided to create his own version.
The new 40mm "grenade launcher" weighs in the range of 1.4 kg. In creating two versions of the run with the barrel lengths: from the first effective firing range — 300 meters, second — 400. For comparison, in the GP-25 and GP-30, the armament and the Russian army, weight 1.5 and 1.3 kg, respectively, and the firing range — 150 meters. In a press release, the manufacturer notes that the grenade launcher is suitable for installation on all types of modern infantry weapons.
Tavor — initial activities, the development of Israel Weapon Indasrties. First samples of machine came to the tests in the early 90's. View he had had several futuristic — the designers started with the external appearance of the development tools, and tasked the case designers. Emphasis was placed on the ergonomics, and the "Tavor" lasers reminded of a mind-blowing movie. The Army, though, and did not make an order, nevertheless, closely followed potentially exciting developers to prototype and provided every assistance.
The first version of "Tavora"
The future development of
In general, already in 2000, he looked like a real gun battle. When the creator of the article for the first time managed to behold it, automatic was greenish in color, and had no bars "Picatinny". Later, during "Operation Defensive Shield", defected to the automatic tests in the Special Forces. Then it appeared Mars integral reflex sight with integrated laser designator. On personal feelings — to shoot an assault rifle at the time could not — "Tavor" was comfortable, handiness, and has good ergonomics, had a little unusual, but very well located center of mass, and virtually "get caught" in the shoulder.
At present TAR-21 (this is the official title of the first version of the rifle) is in service with 15 countries (excluding Israel). To a large extent, this is a tool buys special forces, but soon they began to arm and standing armies. For example, he rearming its army kingdom Thailand (more than 60,000), automatic purchased armed forces of Vietnam (arming them Marines). In India, different parts of the special forces, they have bought more than 15,000 barrels, "Tabor" — one of the main winners going at the moment of the contest to the latest assault rifle for regular parts.
"Tabor" in India in Riot
"Tabor" in Vietnam
In the countries of the former Soviet machine is in service with the Special Forces mission in Azerbaijan and Georgia. While in Georgia, which received about 3,000 rifles, delivery after the war, "three eights" were stopped at one hundred percent, Azerbaijan plans to change the "Tavor" AK, building on its territory for the production of the factory assault rifle.
"Tabor" in Azerbaijan
In addition, after a series of delays, "Tabor" enters the market the U.S. civilian gun — not so long ago, was put into operation the plant, which will allow to bypass a number of tools available to exporters restrictions. For personal users rifle will cost $ 1,999.95. With the "native" an eye — 2600.
Bed and body with Tavor assault rifle made of composite materials, with metal inserts. Plastic — a dark color. Shops — full-time for the M16 and M4 rifles, the standard NATO. In the IDF nominally comes with kolimatornymi sights Mars with an integrated laser sight.
Reflex Sight "Mars" with built-in laser pointer
Nick point out that the rifle is undemanding, comfortable, accurate, has little tight descent. Change store problems for the user, initially was trained on this machine, or a corresponding course of the past, does not matter. Database Automation — outlet gases from the barrel located above a barrel and gas operated guns hidden housing unit. Rigidly fixed to the bolt carrier gas piston has a very long stro
ke. Trunk turning the bolt closes on 7 lugs.
Partial disassembly can be done in the field without the use of criteria for some tools, why push out quite a connecting bar, located at the top rear of the stock. Then the butt plate on the hinge sits back and down, and bolt carrier assembly is extracted out.
X95 — the development of "Tavora." The machine was designed very splotchenno with the soldiers of elite units and taking into account their specific requirements. Designers managed to reduce the instrument, keeping the length of the barrel.
In addition, the button changes the shop moved forward under the index finger. In addition, thanks to a special converter, consisting of the barrel, bolt group and receiver store, caliber X95 can be rapidly changed from 5.56 to 9mm.
Specifically, this version TAVOR should enter service by the IDF and the first model of change. It also specifically in the amount of 12,000 pieces ordered the Indians, and, apparently, in the not to distant future, it will change to one hundred percent of the first version of "Tavora."
The illustrations can be clearly seen, what are the main differences between the different generations, "Tavora"
Often referred to the fact that the Israeli tool developed only for the specific theater of operations in the Middle East. This is not the case.
The Israeli military industry aimed at export, therefore, can not allow ourselves the luxury to only take into account local realities. Because machine passes the test in a very exotic criteria, and has the highest level of reliability. It should be noted that the first version of "Tavora" in the transition to mass creation, there were certain prirekaniya, but the manufacturer has brought the proper adjustments, and now more correlations have been reported.
X95 a pistol cartridge
Galil ACE (ACE N)
At Eurosatory 2012 driven not only the "Tabor". Despite the fact that the machine "Galil" (Finnish Israeli license "Velmeta" which, in turn, was a clone of the AK 5.56) was removed from service IDF, he extensively used the armies of many countries (more than 2-10-s) . Initially, the "Galil" was made a number of improvements compared unique design (for example, a better two-way valve and fuse). Thanks to the high quality of most rifles, and reliable operation of the mechanism, for the most part to take the AK, "Galil" gained well-deserved popularity among users. Specifically, due to them in the design of IWI brought a number of improvements.
Colombian with a new Galil ACE
The Colombian military with the old Galilee
Main role in the project has played Columbia. "Galil" there is a standard tool of the Army. But the Army wanted something more modern, current day or a corresponding realities. In the main, configuration, focused on ergonomics — integrated guides transferred to the other side of the gate, more comfortable handle, telescopic buttstock. Ruler tool Galil ACE contains three common types of ammunition in the world (5.56h45 NATO 7.62×39 M43 and 7.62×51 NATO). Automatic meet modern standards of NATO (including environmental).
Galil ACE in Colombia. The yellowish object in the trunk — a special Israeli fuse, allowing automatic wear-inserted magazine without the threat of spontaneous firing. Fuse has the shape of the cartridge. In the event of a threat shutter platoon — and fuse flies away, making room for payloads
Automatic / assault rifle Galil ACE uses the vapor-automatic longish course located above the barrel, gas piston. Locking is done by turning the bolt on the two powerful lugs.
The receiver is machined from steel, it has the highest strength of, and resource. Receiver cover — stamped steel neck receiver s
tore, trigger guard and pistol grip — made of durable plastic. Fuse-translator fire mode is duplicated on both sides of the gun and can fire single shots and bursts.
Galil ACE at 7.62
Charging handle may be disposed on both the left and right hand guns and aggressively connected to the bolt.
The slot for the handle covered with a spring-loaded dust shutter, automatic opening when rolling back the bolt and also automatically close when it's arrival in the frontal position, firmly defending mechanisms guns from penetration of dust, mud, and other foreign objects, regardless of the position of the fuse. In Colombia, the machine is under license.
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