View Full Version : Weapons of Alexshinia - AIA R02

Ninja of Cao
01-22-2011, 03:49 AM
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Type: Infantry service rifle.
Place of origin: Empire of Alexshinia.
In service: 1935-1980.
Used by: Empire of Alexshinia.
Wars: WWII, Vietnam War.
Manufacturer: Alexshinian Imperial Army.
Number built: 64 000.
Weight: 3.74 kg.
Length: 112.2 cm.
Caliber: 7mm.
Action: Semi-automatic.
Rate of fire: 120 rpm.
Effective range: 550 meters.
Feed system: 10-round external box magazine.

During WWII, Alexshinia was ineffective in rifle technology and strategy, but the birth of the R02 changed all that. With better range, near-perfect accuracy, a 10-round magazine, light weight, attached bayonet, and semi-automatic firing action, it became a dominant weapon during infantry battles - even outclassing the formerly superior M1 Garand. The AIA R02 was originally meant to become a carbine for special operations units, though the design was changed as the Alexshinian government noticed that their rifles needed an upgrade. The R01 (http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89887) was still used even after the standardization of the AIA R02 as a weapon, and was highly effective in comparison to the less developed countries.

The magazine of the R02 was a great change from its ineffective predecessor. When all rounds had been fired, the gunner could quickly pull out the external box magazine and put in a new one. This reload procedure did not take longer than two seconds and was therefore a great improvement from the slow reload time of the R01.