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Old 2003-11-06, 09:28   Link #4
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The seichi release has the gun info... But since you're unlikely to get our version, I'll post the info here. Gun info is only provided for weapons that have been fired. This is the info as they appear in the pre-episode notes.

Fabrique Nationale P90
Caliber: 5.7x28mm SS190
Operation: Blowback, closed breech; select fire
Magazine Capacity: 50 rounds
Weight: 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
Overall length : 500mm (19.7")
Barrel length: 263 mm (10.3")
Rate of fire: 900 RPM (max)
Effective range: 200 meters

The FN P90 was designed in the 1980s around a NATO research
contract for a weapon system with a compact design and body
armour penetration capabilities.

The P90 was initially intended as a compact weapon for army
personnel whose duties do not require the use of assault rifles - tank crews, artillery crews, etc.
But due to its
compact design, high accuracy and high armour penetration,
it has become popular amongst special operations units and law
enforcement agencies around the World.

Its advantages over its counterparts include:
Completely ambidextrous,
Downward ejection system (empty casing cannot interfere with the user),
The SS190 ammuntion...

5.7x28mm SS190

Bullet Type: FMJ - Standard Ball
Length: 40.5 mm (1.59")
Cartridge Weight: 6g (93 gr.)
Weight of Projectile: 2.02g (31 gr.)
Muzzle Velocity: 715 m/s (2,346 fps)

The 5.7x28mm SS190 ammunition has been designed to bridge the gap between the 9mm ammunition and the 5.56 x 45mm. The 9mm FMJ round will not penetrate modern body armor and the 5.56mm (.223 Rem.) rifle ammunition creates over-penetration concerns in a close combat situation or urban warfare.

The SS190 has unique design, utilizing two metal inserts. The tip of the ogive has a steel penetrator followed by an aluminum core that is heavier than the forward tip. This causes the bullet to tumble in soft body tissue after 2 inches of penetration. This design virtually eliminates the risk of over penetration. This also creates a large wound cavity and quick incapacitation.

The SS190 will perforate 48 layers of Kevlar up to 200 meters when fired from the P90. The 5.7 ammunition has only 60% of the recoil impulse of a 9mm. The muzzle velocity of the SS190 is 2,346fps when fired from the P90.



Israel Military Industries Galil MAR
Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm M855, SS109
Operation: Gas operated, rotating bolt; select fire
Magazine Capacity: 35 rounds
Weight: 2.98 kg (6.6 lbs)
Overall length : 710mm (28")
Barrel length: 195mm (7.7")
Rate of fire: 700 RPM (max)
Effective range: 300 meters

The IMI Galil Micro Assault Rifle is the newest and smallest
member of the Galil family. It was introduced in the early
1990s with the same NATO design objectives as the FN P90;
a compact weapon with body armour penetration capabilities.

The Galil MAR never saw the expected mass adoption into the
Israeli Defense Force due to a design flaw in the handguards -
during full-auto and rapid semi-auto firing, the handguards would
heat up to the point that it became impossible to hold the weapon.

In 200 a revised Galil MAR was introduced. The major changes are:
improved heat-absorbing handguards and new light-weight fiber
stock. Optional extra is a M1913 rail on the receiver - on which
Rico's MAR has the Trijicon ACOG Reflex sight attached.

Ceská Zbrojovka Models 75
Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
Operation: Tilting barrel, locked breech; semi-automatic
Trigger Mechanism: Double action or single action
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds, double stacked
Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
Overall length : 206mm (8.1")
Barrel length: 120mm (4.7")

First produced in 1975, the CZ75 is a Czechoslovakian designed handgun that can be carried cocked-and-locked. "Cocked-and-locked" refers to having a round chambered with the hammer cocked, and the safety on. This carry method allows the gun to be brought into action quickly and smoothly.

The CZ75 is chambered for the 9mm Luger/Parabellum (9mmL) cartridge which was unusual because the 9mm is a NATO cartridge, and NATO was considered to be the enemy of Czechoslovakia which was under the Warsaw Pact at the time. It is surmised that the CZ75 was used by special agents who were trained to work behind enemy lines, and thus it was fitting to have a gun that would use enemy ammunition instead of domestic cartridges.

Ironically, the CZ75 is a much better gun than the one that was issued to the Czechoslovakian army.

Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova
(Sniper Rifle Dragunov)
Caliber: Russian 7.62x54mm Rimmed
Operation: Gas operated, short stroke, rotating bolt; semi-automatic
Capacity: 10 rounds
Weight: 4.31kg (9.5lbs)
Overall Length: 1225mm (48.2")
Barrel Length: 620mm (24.4")
Rate of Fire: 30 RPM (max)
Scope Type: PSO-1

Designed by Yevgeniy Feodorovich Dragunov between 1958 and
1962, the SVD was the first Russian rifle exclusively designed
from scratch as a sniper rifle, to replace the SVT-40 sniper rifle.

Its maximum effective range is 1300m with the PSO-1 or 800m
without it. The PSO-1 optical sight has a 6-degree field of view.
It contains an integral infrared detection aid and an illuminated
rangefinder recticle. Thus, the SVD is effective in daylight against
point targets or at night against active infrared emitters.

The SVD can fire light ball, heavy ball, steel core, tracer and
anti-tank incendiary ammunition.



Heckler & Koch G3A3
Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm NATO
Operation: Roller-locked delayed blowback; select fire
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Weight: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Overall length : 1025mm (40.3")
Barrel length: 450mm (17.3")
Rate of fire: 550 RPM (max)
Effective range: 600 meters

The G3 is the standard rifle of the Deutsche Bundeswehr (German Army). It is the weapon that put the fledgling HK on the map - former Mauser engineers worked to come up with a design that would supercede the G1, essentially an FN FAL rifle, since Fabrique Nationale would not license Germany to produce it.

The West German Army adopted the G3 (Gewehr 3) rifle in 1959. As many as 50 nations have since adopted the G3 as their standard infantry arm. Though now superceded in Germany by the new G36, the G3 will continue to see service worldwide for some time.

Unlike the other G3 variants, which have folding or retractable
stocks, the A3 is equipped with a fixed polymer stock.

All G3s suffer from heaviness and excessive recoil of the 7.62 x 51 cartridge in automatic fire.


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