Automatic Rifle Armelayt AR 10 7.62 mm

Automatic Rifle Armelayt AR 10 7.62 mm
After the second world war American company Armalite Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., was producing hunting, sporting and military rifles, which were marked by a special icon AR. This model designation survived and later, after joining the company to a large company Armalite Division of Fairchild Engine & Airplane.

It is available in a small number of weapons include, for example, multiply charged sniper rifle AR 11947, with the gate and collapsible gun Mauser carbine AR 5 a screw barrel and butt of fiberglass. In more performed the AR 7, similar in design to own a gun carbine. This gun weighs 1.3 kg, its total length — 820 mm, unassembled — 400 mm.
In 1954 began the development of a new instrument, which later became standard rifle of the U.S. Army. When in 1956 was presented to AR 10 automatic rifle, developed by a team of designers, which included Richard S. Buttel, Charles G. Dorchester, Eugene M. Stoner and Sullivan, hardly anyone was counting on such success. South American armed forces in general did not show any enthusiasm to such weapons chambered for NATO 7,62 x51.

Automatic Rifle Armelayt AR 10 7.62 mm
Development is a brand new system, when changing units and components which could create automatic rifles, self-loading sniper rifles, machines also. Was developed by a special supply of ammunition belts, and allows you to make automatic gun. Before the start the system in mass production, prototype tests were conducted with different accessories. Major role in this work played Stoner, who later became the principal designer of the company.

Tested rifle, fit standard cartridges since 7.62×63 Springfield M2, seasoned with duralumin standards barrel reinforced titanium mine and store in plastic; model with a new device with the introduction of recharge energy of powder gases; standards with different flame arresters. adapted for firing rifle grenades. Was later released a special version, which equips .308 Winchester 7,62 x63. under the title of the AR 10a. She had a larger diameter bolt head, more powerful cartridge drop mine shop was located at a different angle.

Automatic Rifle Armelayt AR 10 7.62 mm

As already mentioned, the military showed no enthusiasm for the brand new weapons. Tests were carried out some models to which American company Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn., has also made a small number of automatic rifles AR 10, but great success this not also achieved. In the end, California-based company sold the license to the Netherlands company Artillerie Inrichtingen. There from 1957 to 1960 made 5000 automatic rifles of this type, and sold them to the armed forces of Burma, Nicaragua, Portugal and Sudan.

Action Armelayt AR10 rifle is based on the energy of powder gases. Butterfly, trunk closes with eight pins. Cannon is undeveloped or gas piston or gas cylinder. Through a small tube diameter of the powder gases are directed specifically at the rotary cylinder valve.

Automatic Rifle Armelayt AR 10 7.62 mm
Ammunition is supplied from the direct longish store for 20 rounds. Shooting can be done in single shots and bursts. Best shooting range — 400 m Shop is made of aluminum, and the edges are reinforced with iron plates. Rate of fire is 40 to 60 rds. / Min. Length of the sighting stripes — 527 mm, length of stride rifling of the barrel — 254 mm, guns with bayonets — 1169 mm. Rifle grenades can be fired without special tools.

Stock, pistol grip, carrying handle and barrel shroud are made of plastic, this gun is not immersed in water. In carrying handle above the hull races laid diopter sight that can be adjusted by means of a clamping screw. The front sight is fixed to the housing. The barrel, in contrast to implements some experimental models, is not made of aluminum alloy and steel.

Properties: Armelayt automatic rifle AR 10
Caliber, mm ……………………………………….. ………………….. 7.62
Reference speed
bullet (v0), m / s …………………………………… …………………… 845
Length of gun, mm ………………………………………. 1029 ………… *
Rate of fire
rds. / min ………………………………………. ……………………. 700
Submission ammunition ………………….. very long line shop
20 rounds
Weight without magazine, kg ……………………………………… 3.25 ……
Insert …………………………………………. ………………… 7,62 x51
Barrel length, mm ………………………………………. …………… 559
Rifling / direction ……………………………………….. …….. 4 / p
Sighting range, m ……………………………………… 915 ..
Range of effective actions, m ………………………… 460

* With an installed bayonet — 1169 mm.

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