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CAR 814

The CAR 814 is a version of the Colt M4 carbine, produced in the United Arab Emirates

 
 
Country of origin United Arab Emirates
Entered service ?
Caliber 5.56x45 mm
Weight (without magazine) 3.3 kg
Length (stock extended) 887 mm
Length (stock retracted) 802 mm
Barrel length 368 mm
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 700 - 900 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire 360 m

 

   The Caracal Assault Rifle 814, or CAR 814, is  produced in the United Arab Emirates by a Caracal International company. It is a version of the Colt M4A1 carbine. The CAR 814 was first publicly revealed in 2015.

   It is a gas operated, selective fire weapon. The CAR 814 is chambered for a standard NAT 5.56x45 mm ammunition.

   This weapon is available with various barrel lengths. The baseline carbine version has a 368 mm (14.5") barrel. There is also a compact assault rifle with a 292 mm (11.5") barrel and assault rifle with a 406 mm (16") barrel.

   Due to its compact dimensions the CAR 814 is much more comfortable to carry and to use comparing with full-size assault rifles. It could be issued as a personal defense weapon for the non-frontline troops, vehicle drivers, artillery crews, airborne troops and special operation units.

   A combined safety and fire mode selector is located above the pistol grip. It is conveniently operated by a thumb. It has positions for "safe", "semi-auto", and "full-auto". There is a semi-automatic only version of the CAR 814, which is intended for law enforcement forces. Tough currently there is a trend to adopt carbines as standard-issue infantry weapons, even though these lack range of full-size assault rifles.

   A cocking handle is located at the rear of the receiver and does not reciprocate when the gun is fired. Ejection port is located on the right side. It has a deflector, which propels spent cases away from left-handed shooters.

   This carbine is fed from standard M16-style 30-round capacity magazines. The CAR 814 is compatible with all standard NATO magazines.

   The CAR 814 has a telescopic 6-position stock, which can be adjusted for length. This feature allows to shorten the weapon when required. Because of internal design limitations of this weapon, which cannot be adapted for a folding buttstock.

   This weapon has got a Picatinny-type scope rail. It comes as standard with an M4-style front sight post and detachable rear flip-up sight post. However standard iron sights are mainly intended for emergency use. Instead this weapon is mainly intended to be used with various optics. It can mount various red dot sights, scopes and night vision sights. Range of effective fire is 360 meters.

   The CAR 814 has an accessory rail on its foregrip and is compatible with numerous accessories, including a 40 mm underbarrel grenade launcher, knife-bayonets, tactical flashlights, laser pointers, vertical grips, bipods and silencers.

 

Variants

 

   CAR 816 assault rifle. It is based on the lower receiver of the M16. In concept it is similar to the Adcore Defense BEAR Elite, Barret REC7, Colt CM901,  Heckler & Koch HK416, and some other weapons.

 

 
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