Ak 5

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The belgian FNC was chosen over the M-16A2, the Galil and the Hk33 in the middle of the eighties. It has since replaced the Ak 4 and the K-pist m/45 as personal weapons in the brigades and the rangerunits. It is a lighter weapon with a better calibre allowing twice the amount of ammunition to be carried within the same weight and space limitations. It is easier to train the riflemen on the new weapon due to lesser recoil and accuracy at normal combat ranges is better. Some early teething problems have been sorted out and the weapon is generally liked. A scopefitted version is called Ak 5B.

Calibre: 5,56 NATO

Weight: 4,5 kg loaded

Magazine capacity: 30 rounds