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Fateh assault rifle

The Fateh is a new assault rifle, that is being developed in Iran

 
 
Country of origin Iran
Entered service ?
Caliber 5.56x45 mm
Weight (empty) ~ 3.4 kg
Length (stock extended) ~ 940 mm
Length (stock retracted) ~ 699 mm
Barrel length ~ 406 mm
Muzzle velocity ~ 850 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire ~ 600 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 20, 30 rounds
Sighting range ~ 500 m
Range of effective fire ~ 500 m

 

   The Fateh is an Iranian 5.56 mm assault rifle. Prototype of this weapon was first publicly revealed in 2014. As of 2016 it was not adopted by the Iranian military. Current status of this assault rifle is uncertain. Currently Iranian armed forces are using a Heckler & Koch G3A6 battle rifle, chambered for a standard NATO 7.62x51 mm ammunition as a standard-issue infantry weapon. The G3A6 is an Iranian license-produced version of the German G3A3.

   The Fateh is a gas-operated, selective fire weapon. It is based on the American Robinson Armament XCR-L modular rifle, which is a significantly modified clone of the US M16. The Iranian Fateh is chambered for a standard NATO 5.56x45 mm ammunition. It looks like this weapon comes as standard with a 406 mm (16") barrel.

   An ambidextrous fire mode selector switch is conveniently located above the pistol grip. A cocking handle can be installed on either side of the weapon.

   Early version of the Fateh was presented with 20-round capacity magazines, though the newer version uses 30-round magazines. Also it looks like there are 40-round magazines for this weapon. This Iranian assault rifle is compatible with all standard M16-type magazines.

   Early version of the Fateh, that was revealed in 2014 had a telescopic shoulder stock, which could be collapsed or retracted. This stock had an all-metal construction, except the plastic cheek piece and butt pad. In 2016 an improved version of this weapon was revealed, which has a different M4-style telescopic stock.

   This assault rifle has a full-length Picatinny-type scope rail. It comes as standard with detachable simple iron sights. This weapon is mainly intended to be used with various scopes, red dot sights and night vision sights. Range of effective fire is around 500 meters.

   There is an accessory rail for various add-ons, such as vertical grips, bipods, laser pointers or tactical flashlights.

   Muzzle brake of the Fateh is similar to that of the M16.

 

 
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