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Meaning Of Abbreviations; AK47, G3, M16 rifle, FN SCAR

The military weapons like; AK47, G3, M16 Rifle and FN SCAR have been in limelight for long. However, little is known what the abbreviations stand for.

In this article, I will walk you through what the abbreviations mean and respective designers.AK47, Photo: Courtesy

The AK stand for ‘Automat Kalashnikov', 1947 was year it was invented and designed by russian Mikhail Kalashnikov.

In 1949, It was named as one of assault rifle first used by soviet army during the World war (I) in Germany.

Kalashnikov died in 2013 aged 94, to credit his effort as far as weapon is concerned, a statue of Kalashnikov has been raised in Moscow, Russia.M16 rifle, Photo: Courtesy

M16 rifle, also called AR-15, is assault rifle developed by American Eugene stoner of Armalite inc. in 1950s.

When designed, Eugene named after his company Armalite ‘AR’ 15. Later the American army adapted from ‘Armalite’ and branded M16.

According to online sources, America meant M as Model, since it was new, it moved from being 15 to 16.G3 rifle, Photo: Courtesy

The G3 (Gewehr 3) is a 7.62×51mm used by NATO countries. It was developed in 1950 by the German armament manufacturers Heckler and Koch.

It is also reportedly the designed partnered with spanish state-owned agency.FN SCAR, Photo: Courtesy

It has been claimed as one of most sophisticated weapon in the world only used by powerful militaries.

The Belgium made gun was manufactured by company FN Herstal build for use by The Special Operation Forces Combat Assault (SCAR)

The rifle is in family of gas-operated rifle.

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