Reproduction of assault rifle, made of metal and plastic, with loading and firing simulated mechanism and with removable magazine. The M16 assault rifle was designed by Eugene Stoner in the 1950s with the original name of AR-15. Made of steel, aluminum and various plastic components, it is an automatic assault rifle powered by gas and rotary bolt, powered by removable clips of 20 and 30 cartridges of caliber 5.56 mm. It shoots a speed of 800-900 shots per minute and an effective range of 500 m.
It was adopted by the United States Army and used for the operations of the Vietnam War in 1963. In 1967, after some modifications the M16 was renamed M16A1, becoming the standard rifle of the military forces Americans in 1969.
The war in Vietnam took place between 1955 and 1975 to prevent the reunification of Vietnam under a communist government. The Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) participated with the support of the United States and other nations, against the local guerrillas of the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (Viet Cong) and the army of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), supported by China and the Soviet Union.
Since the Vietnam War, the family of M16 rifles has been the main weapon of the US armed forces. The M16 has been widely adopted by armies around the world and the total production of M16 rifles since the beginning of its design is approximately 8 million, being the most produced weapon of its caliber.
Enjoy the iconic replica of the M16A1 assault rifle!
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