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|01-19-2011, 07:34 AM||#1|
Weapons of Alexshinia - AIA R01
Type: Infantry service rifle.
Place of origin: Empire of Alexshinia.
In service: 1900-1950.
Used by: Empire of Alexshinia.
Wars: WWI, WWII.
Manufacturer: Alexshinian Imperial Army.
Number built: 96 000.
Weight: 3.90 kg.
Length: 122 cm.
Rate of fire: 30 rpm.
Effective range: 500 meters.
Feed system: 5-round stripper clip.
The R01 was a common infantry weapon of the Alexshinian Imperial Army during the World Wars, mainly used by foot soldiers but also carried by cavalrymen on reconnaissance duty. It was a rifle of good accuracy and range that was equipped with a bayonet for close combat. The reloading procedure was slower than many other rifles of the time, including that the rifle itself had to be opened, an internal magazine taken out and replaced by a new one, the rifle closed again, locked, and finally a new aim had to be taken. With this slow reload time, it was preferred by Alexshinian soldiers that could not find protection to simply charge in with bayonets after the first 5 shots had been fired.
Despite the slow reload time, it was common for its many advantages. This included the accuracy of a sniper rifle and a very long bayonet that did not only stab but could also cut an enemy. It was still, though, not comparable to the American M1 Garand and was therefore eventually replaced by the semi-automatic R02 for useage in the Alexshinian-American wars.
Last edited by Ninja of Cao; 01-22-2011 at 04:35 AM.
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