Czech Republic has always been famous for his weapon, but soon obvious advantages over their instrument samples from other states were not observed, but everything came back to normal in 2009. Specifically, in this year’s exhibition IDET was presented for the first time a new machine Czech CZ 805, which next «made» even Belgian SCAR in the competition for a new weapon for the Czech army. Try more closely acquainted with this prototype and find out what exactly is its uniqueness, and the main thing that distinguishes this particular standard of the vast amounts of other, far not the most bad samples machines have won the most highest ratings.
Appearance CZ 805 machine meets all modern trends and fashion weapons in it you can find a huge amount of similar items with other standards from other manufacturers, but some details are also necessary to emphasize. First, in the eyes throws that can handle shutter simply transposed from the left to the right side, at the same time realized that’s just how, in fact, made in Czech swatches guns. On both sides of the fuse switch guns duplicated aka interpreter modes of machine gun fire. In cannon realized the possibility firing off in the two rounds so he makarom switch has 4 positions: «Fuse included», «Fire at will», «Fire cutoff», «Automatic fire.» The switch itself is located on a fairly comfortable handle hold guns and quite simply switches huge finger holding hands, which he almost falls on this AUTRANS control. Unfortunately, or maybe not, the designers did not realize in this machine the ability to change swatch side ejection of spent cartridges. So, the window to eject spent cartridges taken from the right side. In general, subject to the traditional assembly that should not really affect the use of the machine or when a lefty shooting with his left hand. Although irritation powder gases is obviously not an advantage of this machine for people who prefer to use as a main, left hand. Standard butt gun has a structure similar to the rifle butts ARX-160 Italian company Beretta, also Belgian SCAR, but apart from the main options can be installed and other butts. Thus, the standard butt is adjustable on its own length, and can be folded to the right, which completely prevents the use of a weapon. Top machine has a longish strap mount Picatinny type, it also serves as a seat for outdoor gun sights, which consist of the rear sight and front sight and moreover that can be removed, can also be added, for more comfortable use of other sights. Also longish strap attachment on docks guns are also more not long for mounting flashlights, laser sights and other devices. Under the gun barrel also has a fastening strap for additional retention handle guns or grenade launcher for. Besides, at this level of attachment can be installed conventional plastic forearm. Why — is unclear. Pretty exciting feature rifle is that its stores are not the standard adopted in NATO, but after the takeover of the mine shop which made a separate piece and can be removed just after the removal of the entire 1st pin becomes an instrument adapted for firing from the shops from M16.
Where exciting that instrument executed immediately under some ammunition, and taking into account the modular design, no matter what the rifle can be adapted to fire cartridges standard 5.56 NATO, Russian 7,62 x39, also promising ammunition 6,8 x43 Rem SPC. With all this under any of the ammunition available immediately 3 options interchangeable barrels, in other words just under this instrument may be 9 trunks and shutter 3 and 4 mines shop (including unusual Czech stores under 5.56). So as not to get lost in all this unruliness was offered a fairly common notation tools, which carries within it information about what ammunition under automatic, trunk and how he resettled. So, after the name of CZ 805 BREN can stand next bukovkoy: A, B and C, which correspond to patrons 5,56 x45, 7,62 x39 x43 and ammunition 6.8 Rem SPC. Same trunks are numbered 1,2 and 3 that follow refer bukovkoy munition. Thus, under the unit «hidden» barrel length of 360 mm, a deuce shortened barrel length of 277 mm, as indicated by the heavy triple elongated barrel of the weapon, which turns this into automatic machine gun. So Makarov, CZ 805 BREN designation C2, we would read that a shortened version of this gun that uses cartridges 6.8 x43. In principle, nothing prevents completely to further expand the amount of ammunition that are used in this weapon, so if all the same 6.8 would be «behind» the new NATO cartridge and some other ammo, then by simple manipulations with the barrel and gate automatic CZ 805 BREN not lose its relevance. By the way, nothing prevents adapt this instrument and under 5.45 could be barrel and bolt. That is to say, modularity.
More than once was rising topic about 6,5 x43 ammunition, but because this is a relatively new cartridge and yet is the leading among those who apply for the 5.56 NATO ammunition, then a few words about it all the same need to say. Developed this munition in 2002, just for the purpose of substitution of 5.56, which was considered insufficient effective cartridge. In the development of this cartridge perceived active role specialists Forces Special Operations USA, which was meant for a guaranteed success of the weapon, but the financial aspect and outweighed hitherto standard chuck chuck is 5.56 x45. Insert itself created by shortening and pereobzhatiya ammunition casings from .30 Rem, so sleeve length ammunition became equated 42.84 mm and the total length of 57.4 mm cartridge. Standard bullet cartridge for x43 6.8 Rem SPC became a hollow nose bullet weighing 7.45 grams, but other than it can use bullets and other structures. The initial speed of a standard bullet holds about 800 meters per second, which is slightly below the speed of the bullet 5.56 x45, but in this case, due to the weight of the bullet, its kinetic energy achieves almost 2400 joules. According to the developers of the weapon, due to the fact that the bullet has a larger caliber and because of its design, the effectiveness of hitting the opponent’s body increases by half. Though not entirely clear where exactly it is taken «half.» Anyway, this cartridge tests substantiate its great effectiveness in comparison with today’s standard NATO rounds 5.56 x45.
In developing this cartridge designers put themselves ahead goal to make ammo not just superior efficacy hit a live target ammo 5.56, and a range cartridge. The fact that during the recent military clashes often enough «enemies of democracy» still arming Russian weapon chambered for the 7.62 x 39, and at the greatest distance this round behaves much more predictably, if 5,56 x45, not to mention the fact that he has an advantage stopping action. So Makarov gun «media democracy» is the least effective, if an old Russian standards, as in the far distances, and the smaller ones, and forced to think about how effective 5.56. In general, think about this from the very beginning the adoption of ammunition for weapons, although there is enough and other obvious flaws and problems. Besides the creation of a separate goal stood a patron who would be very effective when used in small barrels of guns, with all this, the shot had a tolerable impact (although the issue quickly to weapons), was also very interchangeable with the 5.56 cartridge. The last requirement to perform and failed, although in part it fits this munition, which gives him a tremendous advantage over other cartridges. So, unlike all other ammunition, which are positioned as promising and have an obvious advantage over 5,56 x45 ammunition, this ammo can be charged in the shops, which were previously used to power the gun cartridges 5,56 x45. So makarom to adapt the gun itself under this munition, rather just change the submachine gun and combat larvae shutter. Now, many manufacturers produce for their own guns separate sets trunks and closures, including for civilian market, so that, in my opinion, the rejection of 5.56 will happen very soon, and make more effective instrument of foreign. In general, everything comes down to money.
But back to the Czech machine CZ 805 BREN. Automation of this standard, it is easy to think of the scheme is constructed with a tap of the propellant gases from the gun barrel, gas piston has a small stroke. The barrel is locked happens when you turn the shutter on the two tabs. In general, an instrument of his own design totally normal, normal and Czech quality. Overall gun came out pretty fun and comfortable. Questions only appear on the receiver of light duralumin alloy and plastic block trigger. Naturally, the global experience in implementing these materials in weapons is quite wide, but such massive innovations from each manufacturer must be considered separately, although judging by the fact that the instrument has already been taken into service and even managed to outshine Belgian SCAR, already says that the machine is not fall apart in your hands. Another perceptible point in this machine is that it is designed specifically for the bayonet, and they say that the bayonet attack walk longer burning, although it is faster tribute to tradition, if really necessary element of modern machine.
The length of the machine with a standard barrel length of 360 mm, laid out and an extended standard butt is 910 mm, and weighs 3.6 pounds guns without ammunition. Shops guns under any of ammunition have a capacity of 20 and 30 rounds, with all this power is also not excluded from the shops of the drum type, with sequential feeding of cartridges each drum. Capacity of 100 rounds that burning when using the machine with a languid barrel as a light machine gun. As noted earlier, the Czechs decided to stand out and make a store chambered 5.56 x45 own design, which is made entirely of transparent plastic and is not compatible with shops on the M16, although their implementation may be installing the respective receiver store.
That’s such a relatively new machine now gets Army of the Czech Republic, it’s certainly not sverhnavorochennye rifle range with electric «brains», but, nevertheless, the instrument is quite modern and, judging by the fact that it was considered even better than the Belgian standards, the Czech gunsmiths serious thought to come back to discover your special place in the market guns. In general, many believe that the widespread use of plastic and light alloys can not be in favor of arms and significantly affects its reliability in a combat situation. Somewhere fighter landed on gun, it had fallen somewhere or just been applied as a heavy thing to shake the inner world of the enemy and far not every machine stand is. On the other hand heavy duty polymers have been known for quite a long time ago, well, light alloys on their own strength are far away from the steel, so that all curled on what specific materials used in weapons, and this has no utter. So believe in honesty tests, which took place this machine and it will be considered in absentia quite strong.