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MSBS
MSBS Radon
Country of origin

Poland

Manufacturer(s)

FB Radom

Designer(s)

Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna

Year(s) designed

2007

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

5.56×45mm NATO
7.62×39mm
7.62×51mm NATO

Action

Gas-operated, short-stroke rotating bolt

Overall length
  • MSBS-K: 39 in (98 cm)
  • MSBS-B: 28 in (72 cm)
Weight
  • MSBS-K: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • MSBS-B: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Various STANAG magazines

Cyclic rate

700 to 750 RPM

Used by

Poland

The WAT-FB MSBS-5.56, also known as the MSBS Radon or the Grot, is a Polish assault rifle.

HistoryEdit

The rifle has been in development since 2007 by the WAT. It is projected to be a future modular rifle used by the Polish Army to replace the aging FB Beryl assault rifle.

Design DetailsEdit

The MSBS is a modular system which has part interchangeability between its many variants, such as barrel changeability. This allows its user to adapt the weapon based on the situation he/she is in. The weapon has simplified logistics when compared to other rfles.

AmmunitionEdit

The MSBS takes a variety of cartridges, from 5.56×45mm NATO all the way to 7.62×51mm NATO.

VariantsEdit

MSBS-5.56K

Conventional variant chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO.

MSBS-5.56B

Bullpup variant chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO.

MSBS-5.56R

Conventional variant for ceremonial purposes, adapted to fire blanks.

MSBS-7.62S

Conventional variant chambered for 7.62×39mm.

MSBS-7.62N

Prototype battle rifle chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO.

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