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The choice of Israeli TAR-21 assault rifles for the Air Force regiment explained in Nigeria

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In Nigeria, they decided to put the Israeli assault rifle Tavor-21 (TAR-21) into service with army units. Until recently, these small arms samples weapons chambered for 5,56x45 mm caliber in Nigeria were armed exclusively with state security structures.


Now the decision has been made that the Israeli-made machine guns will be armed with one of the regiments of the Nigerian air force.

The command of the Air Force notes that the military "managed to evaluate the layout of the bullpups of these rifles."

According to recent reports, the Air Force unit, which will be the first army to receive TAR-21 assault rifles, will be equipped with ammunition of the aforementioned caliber - 5,56x45mm NATO (.223 Remington). It is noted that such bullets have "sufficient destructive ability when conducting combat both at close and medium distances." It is these distances that are allocated to units that are part of the structure of the air forces of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Air Force Command explains the reason why TAR-21 was preferred:

This is a compact firearm with a high rate of fire and giving a high impulse to the bullet with a short barrel.

Also, the Nigerian Air Force draws attention to the so-called bilaterality - the possibility of both right- and left-side use.

To date, Tavor assault rifles of various modifications are in service mainly with special forces of several countries of the world. For example, they are armed with special forces in Georgia, Vietnam, Portugal, Brazil. TAR-21 is widely distributed in law enforcement agencies (not including Israel itself, of course) of Thailand and Colombia. These machines can also be seen in the hands of representatives of the Ukrainian National Bats.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 May 2020 08: 27 New
    -6
    The choice of Israeli TAR-21 assault rifles for the Air Force regiment explained in Nigeria
    Native brother?
    High Point & High Tower Armory, or What you can turn a regular carbine into
    Today, 05: 14

    Also, the Nigerian Air Force draws attention to the so-called bilaterality - the possibility of both right- and left-hand use. Is this relevant for Nigeria? I doubt it.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 16 May 2020 08: 34 New
      14
      left-hand use. Is this relevant for Nigeria?


      Are left-handers immediately thrown from the cliff? Or are they feeding the holy lion? If there are left-handed people, then it’s relevant.
      1. cost
        cost 16 May 2020 10: 14 New
        +8
        assault rifle TAR-21
        TAR-21 (Eng. Tavor Assault Rifle-21 - assault rifle "Tavor" of the XXI century) or "Tavor" - a model of modern Israeli machine gun 5,56 × 45 mm caliber, manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries. The name of the machine comes from Mount Tabor ("Tabor"), in northern Israel, mentioned in the Old Testament

        TTH:
        Weight, kg 3,27 (TAR-21)
        3,18 (CTAR-21)
        3,67 (STAR-21)
        2,95 (MTAR-21)
        3,19 (TC-21) without magazine
        Length, mm 725 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
        640 (CTAR-21)
        590 (MTAR-21)
        670 (TC-21)
        Barrel length, mm 460 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
        380 (CTAR-21)
        330 (MTAR-21)
        410 (TC-21)
        5,56 × 45 mm cartridge (M193 / SS109)
        5,45 × 39 mm (for MTAR-21 X95R and Fort-221,224)
        9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W (optional for MTAR-21)
        Caliber mm 5,56
        5,45 (for MTAR-21 X95R and Fort-221,224)
        9; 10 (optional for MTAR-21)
        Principles of Operation Powder Gas Discharge, Butterfly Valve, Bull-Pop
        Rate of fire
        rounds / min 750-900
        1200 (TAR-21 X95S)
        starting speed
        bullets, m / s 910 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
        890 (CTAR-21)
        870 (5,56 mm MTAR-21)
        885 (TC-21)
        Sighting range, m 550 (STAR-21);
        500 (TAR-21, CTAR-21);
        150 on the chest target
        300 full height target (MTAR-21)
        Type of ammunition box magazine for 20/30 rounds; extended from 60 rounds to 100 assault rifle cartridges (STANAG), 20/25/32 rounds (9 mm MTAR-21)
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 16 May 2020 11: 34 New
          +8
          Dima, salute! hi
          Excellent information on Tavor! good From myself I’ll supplement: there is also the IWI-X95.

          The X95 was developed by the Israeli company Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd in cooperation with the Israeli special operations forces and is primarily intended for arming special forces. The IWI X95 assault rifle is based on the design of the Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle, which has already been worked out quite well and tested by the combat operation, which has a number of changes that have increased the tactical flexibility of the weapon. This primarily concerns the modularity of the design, which provides a quick change in barrel length and caliber of weapons, so that depending on the upcoming operation, fighters can configure their personal weapons in a conventional machine gun, compact (shortened) machine gun or submachine gun:

          Read more here: https://modernfirearms.net/en/avtomaty-shturmovye-vintovki/izrail-avtomaty-i-shturmovye-vintovk/iwi-x95/
          1. cost
            cost 16 May 2020 11: 53 New
            +3
            Greetings, Pasha hi
            Thanks for the tip. Wonderful site. Liked it. Did not know about him
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 16 May 2020 12: 01 New
              +3
              Always welcome, friend! There are a lot of sites on the shooter, but I especially like this one due to the lack of water on jelly. Although sometimes there are inaccuracies, but they are corrected ...
        2. Maz
          Maz 17 May 2020 13: 40 New
          -1
          Quote: Rich
          assault rifle TAR-21
          TAR-21 (Eng. Tavor Assault Rifle-21 - assault rifle "Tavor" of the XXI century) or "Tavor" - a model of modern Israeli machine gun 5,56 × 45 mm caliber, manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries. The name of the machine comes from Mount Tabor ("Tabor"), in northern Israel, mentioned in the Old Testament

          TTH:
          Weight, kg 3,27 (TAR-21)
          3,18 (CTAR-21)
          3,67 (STAR-21)
          2,95 (MTAR-21)
          3,19 (TC-21) without magazine
          Length, mm 725 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
          640 (CTAR-21)
          590 (MTAR-21)
          670 (TC-21)
          Barrel length, mm 460 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
          380 (CTAR-21)
          330 (MTAR-21)
          410 (TC-21)
          5,56 × 45 mm cartridge (M193 / SS109)
          5,45 × 39 mm (for MTAR-21 X95R and Fort-221,224)
          9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W (optional for MTAR-21)
          Caliber mm 5,56
          5,45 (for MTAR-21 X95R and Fort-221,224)
          9; 10 (optional for MTAR-21)
          Principles of Operation Powder Gas Discharge, Butterfly Valve, Bull-Pop
          Rate of fire
          rounds / min 750-900
          1200 (TAR-21 X95S)
          starting speed
          bullets, m / s 910 (TAR-21, STAR-21)
          890 (CTAR-21)
          870 (5,56 mm MTAR-21)
          885 (TC-21)
          Sighting range, m 550 (STAR-21);
          500 (TAR-21, CTAR-21);
          150 on the chest target
          300 full height target (MTAR-21)
          Type of ammunition box magazine for 20/30 rounds; extended from 60 rounds to 100 assault rifle cartridges (STANAG), 20/25/32 rounds (9 mm MTAR-21)

          On Tuesday, 05.06.19, a company spokesman Gilad Hemsani told The Jerusalem Post that the Tavor 2020 will be in service with the accurate shooters (Kalaim, sharpshooters, marksmans) of the AOI infantry brigades from 7. Thanks to a more powerful cartridge than conventional assault rifles (5.56 mm), the Tavor 7 has better ballistics, penetrative power and firing range. Thanks to the bullpup scheme and the widespread use of polymers, the rifle is compact and light in weight, convenient to use in building battles and in working with vehicles, while its power is close to full-fledged sniper rifles, at least in the area of ​​accurate shooters (up to 500 m).

          While the civilian Tavor 7 is equipped with 16 or 18 inch barrels, a military model may have a 28-inch barrel. In this option its weight is about 9 pounds (4 kg) without a magazine. I note that on the IWI website, the barrel length is indicated as “from 17 to 20 inches,” and indeed 28 inches — too much, say M24 has a trunk of 24 (M24A1 and M24A2) or 27 (M24A3) inches.

          The use of 7.62-mm weapons for the precision shooters of the AOI line infantry units seems dubious. The idea of ​​such a weapon is to give one of the soldiers of the rifle squad the possibility of more accurate fire at a range of up to 500 m. Moreover, he has the usual weapons of his squad, M4 or Mini-Tavor, but with bipods and optics. Weapon compatibility does not require retraining, allows you to use the same cartridges and magazines. Only in the special forces in this role are often used 7.62 mm SR-25.

          PS On 13.06.19, the TFB (Thefirearmblog) website published the following comment: Earlier we reported that the Tavor 7 could be used for accurate AOI shooters. However, according to our IWI source, the previous article that we quoted from the Jerusalem Post contained misleading language with IWI comments taken out of context. They reported that AOI has no official plans for the official adoption of Tavor 7, at least not yet. While AOI is considering a compact DMR (designated marksman rifle), it seems that the Bullpup Bullpup will meet all the requirements. But Tavor 7 has not yet been selected for field trials. one word Doubtful .... the price is -7-1700 dollars, despite the fact that the modern Kalash costs about 2000, with all the basic additives and body kits.
    2. Maz
      Maz 17 May 2020 12: 35 New
      -4
      This is understandable, in those places Israel has a military base, about which he very much does not like to talk about ..., he is all of himself peaceful as a kind of country, so they push and lobby their "miracle unit", keeping silent that this junk intended for medium and short distances, cities, buildings, street battles, at the same time they feed local leaders and kings, not forgetting that the price of this wunderwolf is over $ 1100. The barrel does not keep constant shooting for a long time, even in single, and even more so in bursts, and it gets very hot in that hot climate. For me, it's better. Better AKM 300-200, with modern body kit and collimator. That is cheaper, easier to learn, service and unpretentious as scrap. And the 7,62-caliber bullet rail still hasn't forgotten how to pierce. At 400 meters from akm in single and bursts, I felled any target from an open sight 30 years ago in the glorious 1980 to 1983, at 800 also in bursts and single ones. I'm afraid this iron does not play against the Kalash in any way. Just intrigue and loot
      1. Arpad
        Arpad 17 May 2020 12: 46 New
        +1
        Quote: Maz
        This is understandable, in those places Israel has a military base, about which he very much does not like to talk about ..., he is all of himself peaceful as a kind of country, so they push and lobby their "miracle unit", keeping silent that this junk intended for medium and short distances, cities, buildings, street battles, at the same time they feed local leaders and kings, not forgetting that the price of this wunderwolf is over $ 1100. The barrel does not keep constant shooting for a long time, even in single, and even more so in bursts, and it gets very hot in that hot climate. For me, it's better. Better AKM 300-200, with modern body kit and collimator. That is cheaper, easier to learn, service and unpretentious as scrap. And the 7,62-caliber bullet rail still hasn't forgotten how to pierce. At 400 meters from akm in single and bursts, I felled any target from an open sight 30 years ago in the glorious 1980 to 1983, at 800 also in bursts and single ones. I'm afraid this iron does not play against the Kalash in any way. Just intrigue and loot

        Oh, MAZ showed up.
        Got out of quarantine?
        Or in a bathrobe still. laughing
        1. Maz
          Maz 17 May 2020 12: 51 New
          0
          In 2014, Nigeria, the leading oil producer in Africa, became the largest African economy, overtaking South Africa in terms of GDP - that’s the answer to what Jews go there with their taors. - oil and military base. Schaub, they made a good shot for someone so, yeah, schaz.
          Quote: Arpad
          Quote: Maz
          This is understandable, in those places Israel has a military base, about which he very much does not like to talk about ..., he is all of himself peaceful as a kind of country, so they push and lobby their "miracle unit", keeping silent that this junk intended for medium and short distances, cities, buildings, street battles, at the same time they feed local leaders and kings, not forgetting that the price of this wunderwolf is over $ 1100. The barrel does not keep constant shooting for a long time, even in single, and even more so in bursts, and it gets very hot in that hot climate. For me, it's better. Better AKM 300-200, with modern body kit and collimator. That is cheaper, easier to learn, service and unpretentious as scrap. And the 7,62-caliber bullet rail still hasn't forgotten how to pierce. At 400 meters from akm in single and bursts, I felled any target from an open sight 30 years ago in the glorious 1980 to 1983, at 800 also in bursts and single ones. I'm afraid this iron does not play against the Kalash in any way. Just intrigue and loot

          Oh, MAZ showed up.
          Got out of quarantine?
          Or in a bathrobe still. laughing

          Sho, do you want to know about Israel shoto new, sho I dug up in quarantine? Won't you regret it? I’m going to turn all your G out. I guessed the extent of corruption, but Schaub was so impudent and shameless, in a "democratic" superstate for Jews, damn it. And these people still manage to find fault with Russia? Take a close look in the mirror. Damn, you are not like selling your mother and children, as you will squeeze both grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It’s good that I’m not a Jew. Well, I’ll use you for my pleasure.
          1. Arpad
            Arpad 17 May 2020 12: 56 New
            0
            Quote: Maz
            ? And you will not regret it? I’ll turn your everything out.

            Spit and grind.
            You better tell me about yourself, a former soldier behind a piece of sausage under the guise of his wife in Israel, came from Ukraine?
            Why am I not surprised?
            Seafarers are all such shifters, they will sell their mother for a piece of sausage.
    3. Maz
      Maz 18 May 2020 13: 31 New
      +1
      This is who Israel sells weapons to - this is all you need to know about a misunderstanding in the Promised Land and its "elite" ------ A student was kidnapped in Nigeria and tried to bury him alive. Sunday Oji, 20, said his attackers mistook him for a member of a hostile cult who had killed their fellow believer a week ago. The sectarians did not have time to complete what they had begun because of the hunters who passed by. Oji went to the hospital. Police arrested 36 members of the sect, but most of them were released.

      Perhaps this is the problem of democratic Nigeria. It is necessary to shoot, and not to build a rule of law where it was not, there is not and will not be another hundred years. Money doesn't smell like blood
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 May 2020 08: 46 New
    15
    Yes, a good machine. Jews have always made good weapons. Because they need to fight, not a parade ... only expensive laughing
  3. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 16 May 2020 08: 53 New
    11
    they are armed with special forces in Georgia, Vietnam, Portugal, Brazil.
    May I announce the whole list?
    Various modifications of this modern Israeli machine gun are in service with the armies and law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Macedonia, Nigeria, the USA, Turkey, Ukraine, the Philippines, Chad and Ethiopia. The semi-automatic civilian version of the Tavor is in demand in the United States and Canada.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 16 May 2020 10: 19 New
      -2
      For some reason, your Israel is not on your list. ... belay
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 16 May 2020 10: 33 New
        +5
        Quote: Thrifty
        For some reason, your Israel is not on your list. ..

        Are you worried that the shoemaker is without boots?
        Everything is good.
        1. spectr
          spectr 16 May 2020 12: 21 New
          +3
          In the old days, there were a lot of devastating articles on the bullpup scheme. What is the point I do not remember. The main sores have already outlived (since they decided to supply the usual units)?
      2. indy424
        indy424 17 May 2020 14: 43 New
        0
        almost all infantry brigades are already equipped with a brand. Is there something wrong?
    2. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 16 May 2020 15: 14 New
      +2
      Angola, Cameroon and Morocco ...
  4. Free wind
    Free wind 16 May 2020 08: 56 New
    +5
    Not Nigeria, blacks are offended, but AFRO-AFRICA. Well, they bought, then there is money. So that weapon is not bad.
    1. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 16 May 2020 09: 04 New
      +2
      I wonder how much it costs when compared with Kalashnikov or m-16?
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 16 May 2020 09: 02 New
    -2
    A strange choice for Nigeria, the machine is not the cheapest, and the basis for choosing a weapon does not sound convincing:
    The Nigerian Air Force Command explains the reason why TAR-21 was preferred:

    This is a compact firearm with a high rate of fire and giving a high impulse to the bullet with a short barrel.
    1. andreykolesov123
      andreykolesov123 16 May 2020 09: 10 New
      +4
      Quote: APASUS
      A strange choice for Nigeria, the machine is not the cheapest, and the basis for choosing a weapon does not sound convincing:

      Why strange. Let's compare with a Russian assault rifle of a similar caliber, 5.45.
    2. Free wind
      Free wind 16 May 2020 09: 20 New
      -6
      For the regiment of the Air Force, how many people in that regiment need this weapon, well, 200-300 people. Well, as many of them are needed. And where is the money from, well, they will sell dozens of blacks on a plantation somewhere to Brazil, this is not the first time for them.
      1. Carnifexx
        Carnifexx 16 May 2020 10: 45 New
        +3
        Where did the money come from?
        Oil
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 16 May 2020 10: 34 New
      +4
      Well, there are still show-offs. Field Marshal Sisi armed his paratroopers with Czech Brens2 - and this is an even rarer weapon, for example, and performed by 7,62x39 is almost the only operator in the world.




      Nigeria has already had TARs in the MTR of all kinds, anti-terror and other things for quite some time.
    4. Fishery
      Fishery 16 May 2020 10: 43 New
      +3
      Compare salaries in the Russian Federation and Nigeria)))
    5. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 16 May 2020 14: 57 New
      +1
      The Nigeria Air Force Regiment is a quick reaction force. Something like mobile infantry. Therefore, they need a compact weapon.
  6. Carnifexx
    Carnifexx 16 May 2020 10: 43 New
    0
    A good weapon has a good chance of spreading, although a good weapon has failures (Steyr GB sad ) In this case, a good rifle is well implemented. Here for the army (!) Bullpup (!) Quite a good descent.
  7. really
    really 16 May 2020 10: 55 New
    10
    For some reason, many forum participants think that there is only one machine gun in the world, only three tanks, three air defense systems, and all of them are Russian, but the world is more diverse, look at household appliances, cars, space rockets.
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 16 May 2020 12: 47 New
    +8
    The trunk to Tavor is not at all short. Short rifle itself.
    1. Raphael_83
      Raphael_83 16 May 2020 14: 58 New
      +4
      Like the Austrian "Steyr", like the Snigapur "Sar", ...
      Yes, this is a common typical stamp often associated with the fact that only the visible part is taken out of the barrel, which extends beyond the casing / receiver and plus a little bit of length under them. No. or a far-reaching conclusion is made on the basis of photo / characteristics of carbine compact versions without going into the subject. So I have long ceased to pay attention to this and react. request
      From SW. hi
  9. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 16 May 2020 13: 23 New
    -2
    Quote: spectr
    The main sores have already outlived (since they decided to supply the usual units)?

    Are you talking about the S-300?
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  11. high
    high 16 May 2020 15: 26 New
    +7
    Quote: MacLeod
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Yes, a good machine. Jews have always made good weapons. Because they need to fight, not a parade ... only expensive laughing

    Well, let's say, why should the Nazis sell? Reich want to restore again? And then we will say nothing to do with it .. Save us?

    Why write this nonsense?
    The Jewish presidential election put an end to the lies about Nazism in Ukraine, by the way, the symbols of Nazism are banned there.
    1. muham
      muham 16 May 2020 22: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: alta
      Why write this nonsense?
      Meehan ...
    2. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 17 May 2020 00: 51 New
      +2
      Torchlight processions on January 1 in Ukraine (for example, Kiev). Not a single "national battalion" (dobbat) has been disbanded (for example, "Azov"). For demonstration of the symbols of communism and the USSR - a prison term. The Jewish President is a screen for the Banderaites. In fact, V. Zelensky is the choice of the oligarchs of Ukraine with the approval of the United States.
  12. -ш-
    -ш- 16 May 2020 17: 16 New
    0
    the more expensive the toy, the better the loot is sawn