Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bullpup Rifle

Army and Weapons | Bullpup Rifle | Bullpup configuration weapons are where the action (or mechanism) and magazine are located behind the trigger. This increases the barrel length relative to the overall length of the weapon, allowing the short to long-barreled guns of the same, saving weight and increasing maneuverability. This allows for a longer barrel guns alternatives of the same length, improving trajectory and effective range. This concept was first used in a bolt-action rifle as Thorneycroft carbine of 1901, and is known to have been applied to semi-automatic firearms in 1918 (6.5 mm French Faucon-Meunier semi-automatic rifle developed by Lieutenant Colonel

Armand-Frédéric Faucon, then in 1936 a bullpup pistol patented by the French Henri Delacre. A 7.62 mm caliber experimental assault rifle developed by Korovin in the Soviet Union in 1945. England have been considering the idea of ​​bullpup service rifle since 1944. Two designs, EM-1 and EM-2 which was developed by the British as a substitute for a separate pistol, submachine guns and shotguns. Bullpup design options is a must to maintain accuracy while keeping the overall length down. EM-2 was adopted by the British in 1951 as the world's first rifle (limited) service bullpup but was soon replaced by the adoption of the 7.62 x 51 mm NATO cartridge.

Bullpups began a major military weapons in the 1970's with the introduction of the Steyr AUG and FAMAS in Austria and France, respectively (AUG later became standard military rifle for the problem some other countries). In 1985, Britain followed suit with the introduction of the SA80. Today, bullpups are common in modern military weaponry, and make a substantial minority of military small arms.

Recently, Israel, Singapore, Iran, and China has adopted all bullpup rifle designed and manufactured locally. The F2000 can only be adopted by a number of countries. New bullpup rifle actually exceeded new-layout conventional military rifle designed and introduced in recent years. Some mention the increasingly urban nature of the war as a reason for their popularity increased, the short-term they become useful in CQC (close quarter combat).