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Beretta ar 70-90
Beretta AR70/90
Country of origin

Italy

Manufacturer(s)

Beretta

Year(s) designed

1972-1985

Production began

1985

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

5.56x45mm NATO

Action

Gas Operated

Overall length

998 mm

Barrel length
  • 450 mm (17.7165 in)
  • 360 mm (14.1732 in)
Weight empty

3.99 kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round STANAG or 100-round Beta-C mag

Maximum effective range

500 m

Muzzle velocity

950 m/s


The Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle is the standard issue service rifle of the Italian armed forces.

History Edit

The Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle was developed in the 1980s when the Italian Government decided that its military and law enforcement agencies needed a new standard service weapon. It was made to be compatible with other NATO weapons, which the AR70/90's predecessor was not.

VariantsEdit

Version Caliber Length(mm) Barrel length (mm) Mass(kg) Effective range (m) Rate of fire (rpm)
AR70/223 5.56x45mm NATO 995 450 3.8 400 650
AR70/90, SC70/90 5.56x45mm NATO 998 (756) 450 4.07 400 670
SCP70/90 5.56x45mm NATO 908 (663) 360 3.8 350 670

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