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XM235
Country of origin

United States

Designer(s)

Rodman Laboratories

Production began

Mid 1970s

Production ended

Mid 1970s

Weapon type

Light machine gun

Caliber

6×45mm SAW

Action

Gas-operated

The XM235 is a prototype light machine gun developed by Rodman Laboratories for the SAW trials in 1975-1976.

Design DetailsEdit

The XM235 is a gas-operated light machine gun made in a bullpup configuration.

AmmunitionEdit

The XM235 uses the experimental 6×45mm SAW cartridge. It had a 105 grain (6.8 grams) projectile and had a muzzle velocity of 2450 ft/s (747 m/s).

VariantsEdit

  • XM238 - When the XM235 was selected for the SAW trials, Maremont Corporation and Ford Aerospace and Communication bid on the rights to develop an improved model chambered in 5.56mm NATO, designated the XM238.

Development TeamEdit

The XM235's development team is comprised of Lonnie D. Antwiler, Larry C. McFarland, Arthur R. Meyer, Fred J. Skahill, Doyle L. White, Keith L. Witwer, Richard L. Wulff, and Curtis D. Johnson as the head.

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