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AR100
ArmaLite AR-100
Country of origin

United States

Manufacturer(s)

ArmaLite

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

5.56x45mm NATO

Action

Gas operated, Rotating bolt

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30 round box magazine, 100 round drum magazine.

Cyclic rate

553rpm (AR101/102), 580rpm (AR103/104)

The ArmaLite AR-100 was a series of assault rifles derived from the AR-18. It was never adopted, however it led to the Ultimax 100. The weapon was intended to increase firepower of a squad as well as mobility.

OverviewEdit

The ArmaLite AR100 is a gas operated, 5.56x45mm NATO assault rifle platform fed from 30 round and 100 round drum magazines. Components are interchangable with all weapons with the bolt automatically turns firing pin modes when changed from a closed bolt to open bolt platform. The 100 round drum magazines eject from the magazine insert when empty and discarded during a firefight.

VariantsEdit

There are 4 variants of the AR-100.

AR-101Edit

Assault rifle. Fires semi/full auto from closed bolt.

AR-102Edit

Carbine. Fires semi/full auto from closed bolt.

AR-103Edit

Carbine. Fires full auto from open bolt and auto ejects magazine when empty.

AR-104Edit

Light machine gun. Fires full auto from open bolt and auto ejects magazine when empty.

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