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Assault Rifle Type VHS cal. 5,56x45 mm


 





                                                           






 

 

Technical Data


Calibre: 5,56x45 mm Operating mode: Locked, Semi automatic, Automatic
Cartridge: 5,56x45 mm NATO Picatinny Rail built in upper Handle
Construction: Bull pup Sight: Mechanical (Optic Sight optional)
Gas operated Rotating breech head

Assault Rifle VHS is prepared for use of standard NATO cartridge with SS 109 4,01g bullet, for US military cartridge M855 with bullet weight 62 grain, and for other 5,56x45mm cartridges, manufactured according to STANAG specification.

 

Assault Rifle Type VHS cal. 5,56x45mm Dimension and Mass


  Type VHS-D2, cal 5,56×45 mm Type VHS-D2, cal 5.56×45 mm CT-1.5x Type VHS-K2, cal 5.56×45 mm Type VHS-K2, cal 5.56×45 mm CT-1.5x
Calibre: 5,56x45mm 5,56x45mm 5,56x45mm 5,56x45mm
Ammunition: 5,56x45mm; SS109 5,56x45mm; SS109 5,56x45mm; SS109 5,56x45mm; SS109
Barrel Length: 500mm 500mm 410mm 410mm
Average rate of fire: 850±100 rd./min 850±100 rd./min 830±100 rd./min 830±100 rd./min
Muzzle velocity V₀: 910±30 m/sec 910±30 m/sec 880±30 m/sec 880±30 m/sec
Length - overall: 800mm 800mm 710mm 710mm
Length - drawn out buttstock: 850mm 850mm 760mm 760mm
Width: 75mm 75mm 75mm 75mm
Height - with carrying handle: 234mm 250mm 234mm 250mm
Height - with magazine (30rds): 297mm 312mm 297mm 312mm
Weight - without magazine: 3,9 kg 4,3 kg 3,75 kg 4,15 kg
Weight - empty magazine: 139 g 139 g 139 g 139 g


About Assault Rifle Type VHS cal. 5,56x45mm

Description and Application

Assault Rifle Type VHS, is designed, constructed and produced completely in Croatia. It is manufactured in two sub-types: VHS-D which represents the longer version and VHS-K which is the shorter version. Assault Rifle Type VHS use standard NATO cal.5,56x45mm cartridges.

Assault Rifle Type VHS is designed and constructed strictly for military and police use, with it's employment against enemy live force and light armoured vehicles. The configuration of VHS Rifle use Bull pup principle in which the action and magazine are located behind the trigger and alongside the shooter's face, so there is no wasted space for the butt stock as in conventional designs. This permits a shorter firearm length for the same barrel length. Result is saving weight of the weapon and increasing manoeuvrability of the soldier. Such increased manoeuvrability becomes important in confined spaces, during transport, during combat in urban environments etc. In comparison with other assault rifles Assault Rifle Type VHS is up to 25% shorter in length, while at the same time it’s efficiency by muzzle velocity is 10% higher. The small total mass of Assault Rifle Type VHS is also significant as it is one of the lightest assault rifles today.
 

Accessories

Assault Rifle Type VHS use standard NATO cartridge magazines for 30 and for 20 rounds, manufactured in black transparent polymer what enables permanent visual control of the cartridge resources.

Assault Rifle Type VHS has standard mechanical sight integrated within upper rifle handle.
By adequate Picatinny rails the Assault Rifle Type VHS may be equipped with various optical and opto-electronic/laser sighting devices, flash lights etc.
Assault Rifle Type VHS is equipped with rifle grenade barrel extension and sight which both enables use of NATO standard rifle grenades.
An Under-barrel Grenade Launcher of standard NATO cal. 40mm use is enabled with the Assault Rifle Type VHS. Under-barrel Grenade Launcher substitutes the front grip and becomes integrated part of the assault rifle. It uses the sight which is already integrated within standard rifle sight.
For close hand-to-hand combat Assault Rifle Type VHS may be equipped by multipurpose knife, which mounted on the rifle becomes a bayonet, and combined with knife case derivates into barbed wire scissors.
With use of special blank ammunition muzzle adapter unlimited use of blank ammunition is possible maintaining main and standard characteristics of the rifle.
Detachable bi-pod may be added to the Assault Rifle Type VHS in order to increase rifle stability while firing.
 

Functioning Principles, Use and Handling

Assault Rifle Type VHS fires in automatic mode and semi-automatic mode. Rifle automatic works on gas returning principle through the channel in the barrel's wall. There is 3-position regulator of the returning gases. Reloading handle is placed over the barrel box. When the gun is fired reloading handle stays stable. The best shooting results are achieved by semi-automatic or automatic fire at distances up-to 400m with use of standard NATO cartridges of cal.5,56x45mm.
 

 

Safety Features

Safety lever is fire mode selector at the same time, it is integrated within trigger guard to be as much protected as it could be, it has 3 positions for locked, automatic and semi-automatic.



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