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Ares "Shrike" light machine gun (USA)

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The Ares “Shrike” light machine gun was born as an attempt to create a conversion kit for reworking full-time M16 machines into a version of a light-feed machine gun with tape feed (weapon platoon support, Squad Automatic Weapon in the American classification). Similar attempts, caused by the desire to unify the weapon at the level of an infantry platoon, were carried out earlier, in 1960x - 70x, but all of them were more or less unsuccessful, as they were based on standard machines, in the barrel boxes of which you had to cut through the windows for feeding the tape, and also come up with ways to drive the tape drive mechanism, while the capacity of the standard exhaust mechanism М16 was not enough to reliably feed the tape in any conditions.

In 1998, American Jeffrey Herring (Geoffrey Herring) decided to approach the problem more radically by creating from scratch a receiver with a tape feed mechanism, quick-release barrels and a reliable gas engine suitable for installation on the M16 standard machine. The first prototypes of such a conversion kit, dubbed “Shrike”, were shown in the 2002 year, but it took almost 8 more years to finalize them. As a result, at present, the American company Ares Defense Systems, Inc. produces a whole line of weapons based on the receiver and “Shrike” mechanisms, including weapons with tape, magazine or combined power, different barrel lengths, different fittings, etc.
In addition to the usual ergonomics of most Americans, the M16 machine guns of the Ares “Shrike” line have a relatively small weight - so, in the basic configuration, the “empty” Ares “Shrike” machine gun with a combined power supply (tape + magazine) weighs almost 2 times less than a light machine gun FN Minini / M249 Para of the same caliber.

The central element of the Ares “Shrike” system is the Ares developed by Ares company with a new bolt group and a vapor mechanism. The mechanisms of the weapon are driven by a vapor-operated automatics with a short piston stroke. The gas outlet node and the piston are located to the left of the barrel, and when the barrel is separated, they disconnect with it. Barrels quick-change, air cooling. The barrel bore is locked with a rotary bolt with 6 radial lugs, which have a more robust design compared to the standard bolts of the M16 automatons. The Ares “Shrike” receiver has an open top and bottom structure. A removable hinged lid is placed on top of it, in which, in the machine gun version, there is a tape feed mechanism, actuated by a pin in the upper part of the bolt carrier. In the AAR version (Ares Automatic Rifle) with store supply, the receiver cover has a simple design, and the transition from store supply to a combined supply and back is carried out in less than a minute by replacing the receiver cover. With its lower part, the Ares “Shrike” receiver box is attached to the standard box of the M16 or M4 machine with the help of two transverse pins using a “automatic” trigger mechanism and a receiver of the stores. In addition, Ares has developed its own version of the trigger box for the tape-powered version only. In it, in place of the receiver of the stores, there is an arm for fastening the container with the tape. The Ares “Shrike” machine gun uses standard loose metal tapes chambered for 5.56ATO, as well as any standard magazines compatible with М16 - boxed with a capacity of 20, 30 and 40 cartridges, drum dual-capacity 100 and 150 cartridges. In the basic version, the entire weapon of the Ares “Shrike” line shoots from a closed bolt, automatic fire and single shots, however, it can be altered for shooting from an open bolt by installing an appropriate set of replacement parts of the firing mechanism.
The accessories of the Ares “Shrike” range of weapons include the standard butt of the M16 or M4 submachine gun, the pistol grip of the fire control and forearm with Picatinny rail guides, which is usually placed on the front Grip Pod grip, combining the handle itself and a retractable compact bipod for firing stop. Sights are also placed on the Picatinny rail guide, located on the cover of the receiver, and may include either a standard open sight, or any collimator, night, and telescopic sights as chosen by the user. Additional accessories for machine guns of the Ares “Shrike” line may include an adapter for mounting on an infantry tripod, as well as an 40mm M203 undergun grenade launcher (mounted under the forearm on a Picatinny-type rail), laser target indicators, tactical lights, etc.


Ares "Shrike" light machine gun (USA)

light machine gun Ares "Shrike" with a combined power supply system, loaded with tape


light machine gun Ares "Shrike" with a combined power supply system, loaded with a standard box magazine


light machine gun Ares "Shrike" with only a tape feed, a shortened barrel and a M203 grenade launcher


Ares "Shrike" light machine gun with only belt feed and a M203 grenade launcher mounted on an infantry tripod


Ares "Shrike" light magazine-only light machine gun (Beta-C 100-cartridge magazine is installed)


manual machine gun Ares "Shrike" with only store supply


receiver, replaceable barrel and bolt group machine gun Ares "Shrike"

Caliber 5,56x45 NATO
Length 571 - 1010 mm, depending on the configuration
Barrel length 406 mm is also standard 318 mm and 508 mm
Unloaded weight 3,4 kg with barrel 406mm
Food Ribbon + Store

















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  1. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 21 October 2013 09: 24
    +2
    And this infection will not be wedged, after the queue in 100 cartridges ??
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 21 October 2013 11: 33
      +2
      Why? Or do you live in the middle of 60x?
  2. ramsi
    ramsi 21 October 2013 09: 35
    +1
    in my opinion, the very idea of ​​this caliber for a machine gun is bad
    1. report4
      report4 21 October 2013 10: 31
      0
      Quote: ramsi
      in my opinion, the very idea of ​​this caliber for a machine gun is bad

      Well, everything comes from the tasks - for the anti-Papuan wars that the US is now waging, the option is quite acceptable. It is clear that machine guns with such a caliber are not suitable for defeating the enemy in personal protective equipment and lightly armored vehicles, but to shoot savages and civilian vehicles is a perfectly feasible task for them.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 21 October 2013 10: 36
        0
        That's right. Russian RPK-74 is an order of magnitude more efficient.
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 21 October 2013 12: 10
          +2
          By the way!

          Has the standards for writing articles on the site changed so much that having copied the article from world.guns.ru (the link is provided, there are no questions) and adding a dozen photos, this has become known as the article?
          Does this alone cause me some bewilderment?

          In principle, there are a lot of articles on guns (for each type one), you can cook these every day ...
        2. Akim
          Akim 21 October 2013 13: 13
          +6
          Quote: Spade
          RPK-74 is an order of magnitude more efficient.

          RPK-74 submachine gun. This one is probably the same. And it’s not about caliber at all. (On the contrary, 5,45 / 5,56 is a good caliber for a light machine gun).
          1. Pimply
            Pimply 21 October 2013 13: 46
            +1
            Quote: Akim
            RPK-74 submachine gun. This one is probably the same. And it’s not about caliber at all. (On the contrary, 5,45 / 5,56 is a good caliber for a light machine gun).

            Lopatov was ironic here.
        3. Dezzed
          Dezzed 21 October 2013 22: 11
          0
          a larger caliber has greater bullet energy but there are drawbacks to carrying weapons and ammunition in terms of weight.
      2. Pimply
        Pimply 21 October 2013 11: 40
        +2
        Quote: report4
        It is clear that machine guns with this caliber are not suitable for defeating the enemy in personal protective equipment and lightly armored vehicles

        Why? Details plz
        1. report4
          report4 21 October 2013 12: 10
          0
          Quote: Pimply
          Quote: report4
          It is clear that machine guns with this caliber are not suitable for defeating the enemy in personal protective equipment and lightly armored vehicles

          Why? Details plz

          Well, everything is simple - the 5,45 and 7,62x39 bullets similar in core have the difference in penetration into one protection class (machine guns with a rifle 7,62 + 2).
          Well, 5,45 bullets quickly lose speed and become ineffective at large distances.
          1. Pimply
            Pimply 21 October 2013 12: 14
            +5
            Quote: report4
            Well, everything is simple - the 5,45 and 7,62x39 bullets similar in core have the difference in penetration into one protection class (machine guns with a rifle 7,62 + 2).


            And if the core is not the same? The same Shtatovs are now already in their third version of the 5.56 cartridge, for example.
            1. Massik
              Massik 22 October 2013 00: 33
              +1
              Here we again begin to discuss the superiority of 7H22 over 7H6, the difference is only in price and manufacturing complexity ...
          2. Akim
            Akim 21 October 2013 13: 16
            +3
            Quote: report4
            and over long distances they become ineffective.

            These machine guns do not have the task of hitting 2000 meters. Machine gun in the state of the branch. 600-800 meters is enough.
      3. cdrt
        cdrt 21 October 2013 12: 07
        +2
        Well, everything comes from the tasks - for the anti-Papuan wars that the US is now waging, the option is quite acceptable. It is clear that machine guns with such a caliber are not suitable for defeating the enemy in personal protective equipment and lightly armored vehicles, but to shoot savages and civilian vehicles is a perfectly feasible task for them.

        But RPK-74 and in general caliber 5.45, 5.56 when and for which wars were created?
        Is Minimi also visible?
        Before expressing an "opinion" they would read at least something other than agitation
      4. Dezzed
        Dezzed 21 October 2013 22: 08
        0
        Quote: report4
        for anti-papuan wars

        yes, if the "anti-Papuan war" is a battle in the city.

        Quote: report4
        to defeat the enemy in personal protective equipment

        "personal protection" only protects part of the body.
        1. Akim
          Akim 21 October 2013 22: 48
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          Quote: DezzeD
          yes, if the "anti-Papuan war" is a battle in the city.

          5,56 in the city still behaves normally (and even then the shooting was not conducted at Soviet masonry). And 5,45 rebounded strongly. Although there were no examples in Libya, or not heard. But this case does not qualify the bullet as an "anti-Papua". For a machine gun, a small caliber means a large ammunition capacity and an increase in fire density associated with low thermal loads on the barrel. Switching to caliber 6,5x38 or 6,8x39 is an optimal solution, but too expensive.
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 21 October 2013 11: 39
      +6
      And what exactly? Relieving the weight of the wearable kit and the machine gun itself?

      I had to deal with a machine gun under 5.56. More than effective. The Russian army and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for example, now really lack a belt machine gun under 5.56
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 21 October 2013 11: 45
        +6
        Quote: Pimply
        And what exactly? Relieving the weight of the wearable kit and the machine gun itself?


        Here it is. Some kind of machine gun for children.



        Whether it is "Kord" - that's where the power is. Rusnano is now raising genetically modified machine gunners for it.
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 21 October 2013 11: 50
          +1
          Quote: Spade
          Whether it is "Kord" - that's where the power is. Rusnano is now raising genetically modified machine gunners for it.

          They clone what a terminator paced with him on the video? 8)
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 21 October 2013 11: 55
            0
            No, that one is weak. I really could not hold a machine gun while firing.
            1. Pimply
              Pimply 21 October 2013 11: 56
              0
              Quote: Spade
              No, that one is weak. I really could not hold a machine gun while firing.

              Yes, garbage, an exoskeleton will be implanted into it - and 8 will go as it should)
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 21 October 2013 12: 22
                +1
                But what about the electromagnetic pulse? It smells, and all the electronics are destroyed. A genetically modified machine gunner does not have such disadvantages. Yes, and batteries are not needed, triple soldering will be enough.
                1. Pimply
                  Pimply 21 October 2013 12: 37
                  +4
                  Quote: Spade
                  But what about the electromagnetic pulse? It smells, and all the electronics are destroyed. A genetically modified machine gunner does not have such disadvantages. Yes, and batteries are not needed, triple soldering will be enough.

                  But then he will be with GMOs. Onishchenko prohibit.
                  1. Akim
                    Akim 21 October 2013 13: 18
                    +1
                    Quote: Pimply
                    But then he will be with GMOs. Onishchenko prohibit.

                    Lopatov plus. You two.
                    1. ramsi
                      ramsi 21 October 2013 19: 02
                      0
                      the machine gun should start with the cartridge 7.62x54 (well, maybe - 7.62x51)
                      1. Pimply
                        Pimply 21 October 2013 20: 48
                        +1
                        Quote: ramsi
                        the machine gun should start with the cartridge 7.62x54 (well, maybe - 7.62x51)

                        Now justify.
                      2. Massik
                        Massik 22 October 2013 00: 43
                        +1
                        Again, you rest on ammunition, but the effect of a bullet with the 5,56 and 7,62 TUS is incomparable: in the first case, you can only fight with manpower and non-armored equipment, in the second with light armored vehicles, fortifications and manpower. I liked the approach of the Americans in their machine gun caliber 8.6mm
                      3. Pimply
                        Pimply 22 October 2013 01: 09
                        0
                        Quote: Marssik
                        Again, you rest on ammunition, but the effect of a bullet with the 5,56 and 7,62 TUS is incomparable: in the first case, you can only fight with manpower and non-armored equipment, in the second with light armored vehicles, fortifications and manpower. I liked the approach of the Americans in their machine gun caliber 8.6mm

                        You mix cold with hot. It all depends on the ammunition, and the penetration ability of 7.62 is not much different from the penetration ability of 5.56 with a steel core.
                      4. Massik
                        Massik 22 October 2013 01: 19
                        0
                        I don’t quite understand you, then 7,62 40 cm of wood breaks through, but 5,56 doesn’t?
                      5. Akim
                        Akim 22 October 2013 09: 14
                        +1
                        Quote: Marssik
                        Well then 7,62 40 cm of wood breaks, but 5,56 is not?

                        And you do not forget about the law of conservation of kinetic energy. The density of the material and the penetration depth directly depend on this. But since the speed of the small-caliber bullet is much higher. than the bullets 7,62 and 7,92 of the first intermediate cartridges, then at a range of up to 300 meters the penetration of armor plates is approximately equal. The 5,45 / 5,56 bullet better affects not only magnesium-titanium plates of body armor. but also Kevlar tissue due to the lower density of pressure on the fibers.
                2. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 09: 34
                  0
                  Quote: Pimply
                  Quote: ramsi
                  the machine gun should start with the cartridge 7.62x54 (well, maybe - 7.62x51)

                  Now justify.

                  a machine gun is attached not only to increase the density, but also the power of the automatic unit fire; otherwise, then he is no different from the rest of the trunks. Caliber 7.62 is more versatile
                3. Akim
                  Akim 22 October 2013 10: 05
                  0
                  Quote: ramsi
                  a machine gun is attached not only to increase the density, but also the power of the unit's automatic fire

                  To begin with, the machine gun is not attached, but is included in the state. Hence the question. Why does the machine gun at the department need such power? Why should a soldier be equipped with heavier and not unified ammunition? Why does the machine gunner need the second calculation number and what is his position on the fire cards?
                4. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 10: 16
                  0
                  why then should they be equipped with grenade launchers, pistols, sniper rifles, etc.? ..
                5. Akim
                  Akim 22 October 2013 10: 34
                  +1
                  Quote: ramsi
                  why then supply them with grenade launchers, pistols, sniper rifles

                  As for grenade launchers, they operate within the framework of the squad fire. SVD, like a sniper rifle, is really in the mechanized rifle / mechanized compartment brute force, both in terms of weight, dimensions and cartridge. But snipers under 5,45X39 were not invented. This is a necessary measure.
                  You can add a rifle chambered for 7.62X39, but this violates the logistics of ammunition platoon.
                6. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 10: 41
                  0
                  I believe that firstly, it is necessary to increase the "starting" power of the unit, and secondly, to think about logistics
                7. Akim
                  Akim 22 October 2013 11: 07
                  0
                  Quote: ramsi
                  that, firstly, it is necessary to increase the "starting" power of the unit,

                  Do you want to rewrite the "Combat Manual"? Here someone offered to put 152-mm howitzers in the battalion. Also an increase in firepower. And in fact, stupidity. To increase the fire efficiency of the squad, he needs new small arms. AK-74 and RPK-74 no longer meet modern requirements.
                8. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 11: 15
                  0
                  all that I offer is within the boundaries of the rational. RPK-74 - exactly, under-machine gun
                9. Akim
                  Akim 22 October 2013 11: 25
                  +1
                  Quote: ramsi
                  . RPK-74 - exactly, under-machine gun

                  He's not undergun because of the ptron. Indeed, what prevents the staff of the department from stuck "Pecheneg" or PKM. But why a heavy machine gun in those tasks where a light one can cope.
                10. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 12: 15
                  0
                  And how can this be planned: will it cope - will it not?
                11. Akim
                  Akim 22 October 2013 14: 27
                  +1
                  Quote: ramsi
                  And how can this be planned: will it cope - will it not?

                  I repeat again. There is a book written in blood. It clearly indicates what goals and objectives are indicated to each unit What is already there. Let's put NSV / Kord to the department. These certainly will cope with any task. Just consider the cost of cartridges of different calibers. War is money, money, and again money.
                12. ramsi
                  ramsi 22 October 2013 15: 24
                  0
                  Quote: Akim
                  Quote: ramsi
                  And how can this be planned: will it cope - will it not?

                  I repeat again. There is a book written in blood. It clearly indicates what goals and objectives are indicated to each unit What is already there. Let's put NSV / Kord to the department. These certainly will cope with any task. Just consider the cost of cartridges of different calibers. War is money, money, and again money.

                  Yes, the fact of the matter is that tasks can be posed alone, and problems, along the way, are drawn by others ...

                  Quote: Pimply
                  The starting power of the unit will increase dramatically with a machine gunner exhausted to the can?

                  Yes, a small-caliber machine gun weighs less, but if we talk about it as a machine gun, not a PKK, we still need cartridges, and, in a good way, you can’t do without the second number
      2. Pimply
        Pimply 22 October 2013 14: 26
        +1
        The starting power of the unit will increase dramatically with a machine gunner exhausted to the can?
  3. Pimply
    Pimply 22 October 2013 14: 25
    +1
    Quote: ramsi
    why then should they be equipped with grenade launchers, pistols, sniper rifles, etc.?

    This SVD in Russia has a different caliber compared to standard weapons, although, initially, it had the same.

    Marxists all over the world have the same caliber.

    The penetration ability of 5.56 with a steel core at standard distances is no worse than 7.62, and the weight of ammunition is one and a half times lower.
  • poquello
    poquello 21 October 2013 23: 59
    +2
    Quote: Spade
    Quote: Pimply
    And what exactly? Relieving the weight of the wearable kit and the machine gun itself?


    Here it is. Some kind of machine gun for children.



    They will arm the pygmies.
  • wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 21 October 2013 12: 29
    +1
    and the car turned out to be very interesting. I think that the use of such a diverse technique is somewhat redundant - if you want to shoot using the store, if you want - the tape, or alternate them. although - perhaps this is a purely commercial offer for private traders, and the army will choose one thing. comparing the RPK-74 with this weapon and declaring its superiority, the RPK, is wrong, the PKK has no opportunity to fire to suppress, tk. magazine for 45 rounds. indeed, it is impossible to shoot for a kilometer, but at the range of destruction of the used cartridge "Shrike" can cause trouble. can our gunsmiths create an analogue?
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 21 October 2013 12: 38
      +1
      Quote: wasjasibirjac
      and the car was very interesting. I think that the use of such a diverse technique is somewhat redundant - if you want to shoot using the store, if you want - to tape, or alternate them.

      Tape + shop is almost standard. A good topic, by the way, ended the tape - you can use stores.
      1. AlNikolaich
        AlNikolaich 21 October 2013 13: 07
        +3
        Quote: Pimply
        Tape + shop is almost standard. A good topic, by the way, ended the tape - you can use stores.

        Greetings Eugene!
        I read about this rattle somewhere else last year. Amused a few. In fact, a machine gun, either with tape or with store food. To change nutrition
        you need not only to change the top of the receiver, but also part of the bolt group (the author of the article mentioned only about the part of the receiver ...) In short, in a battle, you can’t change the food, IMHO!
        And about the light machine gun, it is advisable to return the RPD-44. And the cartridge is relevant, and ribbon power, and a small weight ...
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 21 October 2013 13: 25
          +1
          You are confusing something. There is nothing to change. The transition from the store to the tape is about a second. The reverse is the same as when changing the store.
        2. Pimply
          Pimply 21 October 2013 13: 50
          +2
          Quote: AlNikolaich
          I read about this rattle somewhere else last year. Amused a few. In fact, a machine gun, either with tape or with store food. To change nutrition
          you need not only to change the top of the receiver, but also part of the bolt group (the author of the article mentioned only about the part of the receiver ...) In short, in a battle, you can’t change the food, IMHO!
          And about the light machine gun, it is advisable to return the RPD-44. And the cartridge is relevant, and ribbon power, and a small weight ...


          The modularity is there in another. No one expects to change anything during the battle. A backdrop from M-ki is used, and its usual ergonomics are, by the way, very successful.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 21 October 2013 15: 59
            +1
            Quote: Pimply
            No one expects to change anything during the battle.

            Who knows ... The trunk, in any case, changes quite easily.



            At 2.16, the transition from store food to tape
            1. Pimply
              Pimply 21 October 2013 16: 06
              0
              Well, the trunk is still a separate conversation. But in general - not a bad example. On minimi I heard a lot of complaints.

              Not very successful are solved purely ergonomically changing the trunk and turning the gas regulator.
  • alex-cn
    alex-cn 21 October 2013 15: 14
    0
    An interesting machine ... The question is, they accepted it for service, does the army use it? If not, then talk about him ...
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 21 October 2013 16: 07
      0
      Quote: alex-cn
      An interesting machine ... The question is, they accepted it for service, does the army use it? If not, then talk about him ...

      Why not? The army is far from taking everything into service immediately, it is a long process. And they often take it for a run-in.
  • cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 21 October 2013 15: 14
    0
    Gas piston ... Shutter with combat stops ... Kalashnikov?
  • DesToeR
    DesToeR 21 October 2013 16: 40
    +1
    Don't understand the "niche" of this machine? Under 5,56 there is a belt-fed Mini light machine gun, by the way the same NATO stores can eat. Unification? This is how the most expensive and technologically advanced module is "thrown away" - the barrel and the shutter mechanism with the box. Can you save a lot of money on the stock and trigger? By the way, why is this machine gun needed at all, if there are stores for 100 rounds for the M16 / Colt M4. Design for the sake of design.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 21 October 2013 16: 48
      0
      Quote: DesToeR
      Under 5,56 there is a Mini machine gun with tape power, by the way the same NATO stores can eat.

      Machine guns, in fact, are developing. This thing is easier with minimi, besides, the M249 power system was previously recognized as insufficiently reliable, sensitive to clogging.

      Quote: DesToeR
      Can you save a lot of money on the butt and trigger?

      Do you understand how much easier is the replacement of parts and repair?

      Quote: DesToeR
      By the way, why is this machine gun needed at all, if there are stores on 100 cartridges for M16 / Colt M4.

      Then the drum store will never replace the tape.
      1. bootlegger
        bootlegger 22 October 2013 01: 11
        +1
        Machine guns, in fact, are developing. This little thing is easier minimi,

        Machine guns then develop, but the law of conservation of momentum remains the same.
        I mean, it is unlikely that a machine gun weighing 3,5 kg will be able to conduct heap fire with a burst at acceptable distances.
        In fact, this is an automatic rifle with bipods and interchangeable barrels.
        It is under-machine gun, as well as RPK 74. Although it may be more stable in firing, it will be a queue, since it weighs more.
    2. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 21 October 2013 20: 56
      +2
      Quote: DesToeR
      By the way, why is this machine gun needed at all, if there are stores for 100 rounds of ammunition for the M16 / Colt M4. Design for the sake of design.

      a machine gun is not only a belt or a drum, but a barrel is more "powerful" in relation to a machine gun / assault rifle. after how many stores does the AK-74 start to "spit" from overheating? and the PKK can withstand this amount? this model uses a machine gun barrel. therefore it should, in theory, withstand a longer fire.
  • Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 22 October 2013 00: 05
    +2
    I like the latest Negev 5.56 modifications better.
  • bootlegger
    bootlegger 22 October 2013 00: 46
    +2
    The Negev has at least the right weight for a machine gun.
    But this machine has the weight of an assault rifle, bipods and interchangeable trunks. How it can normally fire a burst is unclear. It is unlikely that the bipod will be able to compensate for the lack of weight and give the opportunity to shoot a burst in a heap. Only the first bullets will fly at the target ...
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 22 October 2013 01: 10
      -1
      Quote: bootlegger
      But this machine has the weight of an assault rifle, bipods and interchangeable trunks. How it can normally fire a burst is unclear. It is unlikely that the bipod will be able to compensate for the lack of weight and give the opportunity to shoot a burst in a heap. Only the first bullets will fly at the target ...

      The correct position - and everything will be the way.
  • MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 22 October 2013 05: 18
    0
    Shrike is certainly an interesting thing, but the units presented in the IAR program (such as the FN HAMR, HK M27 IAR, Colt IAR) look more appropriate than this miracle. And a similar hybrid is also unnecessary for us, it would be enough to modify the PKK as IAR, but I'm afraid it will not.
  • Stealth m
    Stealth m 22 October 2013 22: 54
    0
    I do not know much about that. firearms, but weapons are developed for the tasks and tactics of infantry units. Consider the options for using infantry units in modern combat operations: infantry are not tasked with fighting in the field, for this there are more effective mechanized units - it follows that long-range, heavy machine guns are not necessary for infantry. The modern infantry unit conducts hostilities in urban areas or in difficult terrain, where the distance of fire is rather small, and the machine gunner needs to move quickly. Density of fire is a necessary component for the assault on buildings, to cover the approach of attack aircraft to it, as well as fire suppression of enemy movements both in attack and in defense. My opinion is that the need for light machine guns at this time is very high, and the ability to quickly change stores to tape food is difficult to overestimate.
    1. Akim
      Akim 23 October 2013 08: 21
      0
      Quote: Stealth m
      the infantry are not tasked with waging a battle in the field, for this there are more efficient mechanized units

      Erroneous statement. The infantryman’s eggs should always hover over the enemy’s trench, otherwise it is considered not conquered.
  • DesToeR
    DesToeR 23 October 2013 00: 47
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    Machine guns, in fact, are developing. This thing is easier with minimi, besides, the M249 power system was previously recognized as insufficiently reliable, sensitive to clogging.

    The M16 / Colt M4 system was previously recognized less well-so what?

    Quote: DesToeR
    Can you save a lot of money on the butt and trigger?

    Do you understand how much easier is the replacement of parts and repair?


    Well, yes, the most statistics-breaking parts in a machine gun are the trigger and the butt. But a new machine gun, unified for the most expensive parts, will ease repair and logistics at a time.

    Then the drum store will never replace the tape.

    Can I ask why?
  • makarov
    makarov 23 October 2013 07: 47
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    I searched the network for information about consumers (buyers) of the unit. Alas, I did not find it. If we assume that the unit is conversion, it will probably be pushed into the countries of the 3rd world.
  • Stealth m
    Stealth m 23 October 2013 11: 12
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    Quote: Akim
    Quote: Stealth m
    the infantry are not tasked with waging a battle in the field, for this there are more efficient mechanized units

    Erroneous statement. The infantryman’s eggs should always hover over the enemy’s trench, otherwise it is considered not conquered.

    Tell me or show me where in the open field digging trenches? Of course, the trenches are used as a classic fortification, but before they are stormed, a preliminary mortar fire is carried out, and infantry is delivered there by armored transport or a helicopter for stripping, the distance of fire is minimal. Now they will not lay down beds of soldiers in the field, at the wrong time, the media and public opinion now really hinder this, this is not the 20th century war.
  • simodim
    simodim 8 January 2015 22: 18
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    I carefully read the article and was left with the impression that the author saw Ares Srike only on the photo and never read the design features of this type of weapon. In the article of writing, a number of design features are not true, which I will not name ironda, just for maintaining a good tone. The Shrike automatics, in fact, are based on the principle of a carot stroke of the gas mechanism, only it is made as a separate independent part in the form of a rod with a return spring and is mounted in an irrevocable cevio and does not have it at all overnight from the barrel. When the barrel is separated, only the barrel and the gas regulator are separated on it and no gas piston or rod is separated together with the barrel. This applies to other weapons that were named at the beginning of the "Masada" and beat the production of the American company MagPul. This weapon is separated only by the barrel. Manufactured in 3 sizes 14,16 and 21 inches in length with an external rifle trap for better cooling. This weapon is accepted into the US Army under the name Adaptative Assault Rifle. Since it allows you to change both the barrel length and the caliber of the ammunition to perform specific tasks. ... weapons can be customized depending on the task that the unit will perform. The trigger allows a single arrow, a serial arrow for 3 rounds, a continuous arrow and a position of the pre-position. The feed of the tape occurs similarly to the same mechanism of the popular M-249 polymet (FN Minimi). In practice, this is the easiest polymet in the world 4.5 kg The rate of the arrow can also be changed with the help of a gas regulator and a common cartridge. Adjustable in the range from 650-1200 vystrela depending on the task, the subdivision and teren on which will be completed. The receiver is made in such a way that allows crawling all possible types of optical, hologram and optical-electronic sights. It has the ability to work and how to ease the field. For this, a special device is eaten by Srike on the machine from the FN (M-240) or M-60A4 field gun. This system allows you to change the barrel by pressing one button which is located on the hinge of the upper hood of the belt-driving mechanism. To prevent burns, the arrows have a special hinged handle mounted on the gas mechanism of the field gun. The system is compatible with all receivers for the M-16 or Ar-15. The only drawback This system is a comparatively complex technical support in the field. Otherwise, it is trouble-free in case of emergency maintenance.