• Short Summary

    A NEW AUTOMATIC RIFLE FOR THE AMERICAN FORCES...IT WAS DEMONSTRATED IN BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) WHERE?

  • Description

    A NEW AUTOMATIC RIFLE FOR THE AMERICAN FORCES...IT WAS DEMONSTRATED IN BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) WHERE U.S. AIR FORCE POLICE ARE THE FIRST TO USE IT. KNOWN OFFICIALLY AS THE AR-15, IT'S A VERSATILE NEW WEAPON WITH SEVERAL UNIQUE FEATURES.

    MAGAZINE-FED, IT USES BULLETS MADE UP OF A STEEL CORE WITH A COPPER CASING. MARKSMANSHIP IS IMPROVED BY THE LIGHT WEIGHT AND STRAIGHT-LINE DESIGN, REDUCING EFFECT. OPERATED BY A GAS PRESSURE SYSTEM, ITS FIRE-POWER EQUALS THAT OF A LIGHT MACHINE GUN, WITH THE HIGH-VELOCITY FLAT TRAJECTORY GIVING EXTREME ACCURACY.

    PENETRATION TESTS SHOW ITS BULLETS WILL HOLE STEEL PLATE 3/16THS OF AN INCH THICK AT 200 YARDS (182 METRES) RANGE. EXTENSIVE USE IS MADE OF LIGHT CORROSION-RESISTANT ALLOYS AND PLASTICS -- MINIMISING THE WORK OF CLEANING, LUBRICATING AND MAINTENANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BWS7K9BU7IV8O881HLFIAN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BWS7K9BU7IV8O881HLFIAN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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