Reproduction of assault rifle, made of metal and plastic, with loading and pulling simulation mechanism and removable magazine.
The M16 assault rifle was designed by Eugene Stoner in the 1950s under the original name AR-15. Made of steel, aluminum and various plastic components, it is an automatic gas-fired assault rifle and rotating bolt, powered by removable clips of 20 and 30 5.56 mm caliber cartridges. It reaches a speed of 800-900 strokes per minute and an effective range of 500 m.
He entered service with the United States Army and was deployed 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 American military forces in 1969.
The Vietnam War was the war fought 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 (Vietnam North), supported by China and the Soviet Union.
Since the Vietnam War, the M16 family of rifles has been the main weapon of the US military. The M16 has been widely adopted by armies all over the world and the total production of M16 rifles since the beginning of its design is about 8 million, being the most produced weapon of its caliber.
Enjoy the iconic replica of the M16A1 assault rifle!