Accuracy International AS50 is an English large-caliber sniper rifle developed by Accuracy International Ltd.
|Accuracy International AS50|
|Type of||Large-caliber sniper rifle|
|A country||United Kingdom|
|Years of operation||2006 - present|
|In service||Armed forces of the USA , Great Britain , Ireland|
|Wars and conflicts||Iraq war|
|Designed by||January 2005|
|Years of production||2006 - present|
|Weight kg||14.1 (without scope and ammo)|
|Barrel length mm||692|
|Cartridge||12.7 × 99 mm NATO|
|Work principles||removal of powder gases , misalignment of the shutter in a vertical plane|
|Sighting range , m||2000|
|Type of ammunition||5 round removable box magazine|
For firing from the AS50, rifle cartridges of 12.7 × 99 mm caliber (M99B-II) are used. Technically, it is a self-loading rifle with a gas vent automatic mechanism.
The rifle is equipped with an optical sight .
Large-caliber sniper rifle AS50 is the latest development of the legendary English company Accuracy International Ltd. This rifle was created specifically for use by the army for special operations, to combat materiel and unarmored or lightly armored enemy military equipment. The AS50 rifle was first shown to the general public in January 2005 at the ShotShow-2005 in the United States, and is currently being tested in the United States Special Operations Forces.
The AS50 rifle is self-loading, uses a gas-free piston-free automatics with a gas pipe located above the barrel and locked by tilting the shutter down. The receiver is made of steel. The massive barrel is equipped with a muzzle brake and cantilever hung inside a short perforated fore-end casing. Along the entire upper surface of the receiver and forearm, a guide of the Picatinny rail type for mounting various optical and night sights is made. Two additional short guides are made on the sides of the forend, they can be attached to the LTC or other accessories. The rifle is equipped with a lightweight folding bipod with an adjustable support length, as well as an additional rear folding handle under the butt, which can additionally serve as a rear support. For maintenance, compact storage or transportation, the rifle can be quickly disassembled into main components, and then just as quickly assembled and put into combat position.
- List of sniper rifles
- accuracyinternational.com - official website of Accuracy International AS50
- world.guns.ru: Accuracy International AS50 sniper rifle