VISNEWS cameras visited the 'Artillerie-Intrichtingen' factory at Hembrug-Zaandam, Holland, Feb 2, for film a demonstration of the new Armalite AR-10 lightweight combat rifle.
SV INT Assembling rifles in factory.
CU PAN Fixing cooling chamber.
SCU Fixing firing chamber.
CU Testing firing chamber.
LV Rifle is handed over for next assembly.
CU Fixing butt.
CU Man examining rifle.
SCU Ext.Zoom into man firing new rifle.
CU Barrel jumping.
SV Zoom into target being hit.
CU Zoom Man changes firing position from shoulder to hip.
CU Zoom into target.
SV Zoom Man firing from hip, zoom to target.
TV Zoom Man firing in lying down position.
CU Zoom into rifle firing.
Initials TDH/CW AW/PB
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: VISNEWS cameras visited the 'Artillerie-Intrichtingen' factory at Hembrug-Zaandam, Holland, Feb 2, for film a demonstration of the new Armalite AR-10 lightweight combat rifle. Experts believe that it will soon be standard equipment for NATO infantry.
A basic infantry-rifle with full and semi automatic fire control, the AR-10 is a sniper rifle of highest accuracy standards. Light and compact enough to readily take the place of a sub-machine gun having the range, energy and accuracy of a rifle. It is also a grenade launching weapon, capable of launching grenades without the necessity of gas-adjustment, thus permitting use of ball ammunition immediately with one loss of time.
Specifications; Gas operated, magazine fed, selfloading, semi and fully automatic system; .30 inch calibre; 40.8 inches in length; Weight 7.2 pounds; 700 rounds per minute approximate rate of fire;
Outstanding features; Complete field stripping is accomplished in a few moments; Dust cover protection against dust, sand, mud and dirt. Opens automatically upon firing first round; Rear sight incorporated in carrying handle; Winter trigger enabling us while wearing mittens-gloves; Rugged fibre glass insulated fore-arm providing extra weapon control with comfort for user; Three position selective fire lever;
Designed and produced by the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, Maryland, USA, the AR-10 is manufactured in Holland under license.