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SCAR®-H & SCAR®-L FN Herstal Assault Rifle
 
 
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Description

The SCAR®, is a modular rifle designed and developed by the Belgian Fabrique Nationale de Herstal in cooperation with the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consist of two main types, the SCAR-L and the SCAR-H. Early 2004, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issued a solicitation for a family of Special Forces Combat Assault Rifles, the so-called SCAR, designed around two different calibers but featuring high commonality of parts and identical ergonomics. FN Herstal took part in the full and open competition and released prototypes of a brand new family of weapons within timeframe taking advantage of long-standing firearms know-how. From the first pre-selection tests, the SCAR system developed by FN Herstal has remained the first and only choice of USSOCOM. At Milipol 2011, International internal state security exhibition, FN Herstal unveils its semi-automatic SCAR®-H PR precision rifle. Derived from the innovative FN SCAR® weapon system, the new SCAR®-H PR precision rifle is a tailored design for long-range precision fire applications while also providing capability to fight close in.

 
Variants
- SCAR®-L STD: basic model with standard barrel , 5.56 x 45 NATO Caliber
- SCAR
®-L CQC: basic model with short barrel , 5.56 x 45 NATO Caliber
- SCAR
®-H STD: basic model with standard barrel , 7.62 x 51 NATO Caliber
- SCAR
®-H CQC: basic model with short barrel , 7.62 x 51 NATO Caliber
- SCAR
®-H PR: Semi-automatic precision rifle, 7.62x51mm NATO Caliber
 
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Design

The SCAR® system consists of two highly adaptable modular rifle platforms, i.e. the 5.56x45mm NATO SCAR®-Light (or SCAR®-L) and the 7.62x51mm NATO SCAR®-Heavy (or SCAR®-H), and an enhanced grenade launcher module (EGLM or FN40GL®). Both SCAR® platforms are available with two different barrel lengths: a CQC barrel for Close Quarter Combat and a Standard barrel (STD) for longer distances. The SCAR features an integral, uninterrupted Picatinny rail on the top of the aluminum receiver, two removable side rails and a bottom one that can mount any MIL-STD-1913 compliant accessories. It has a polymer lower receiver with an M16 compatible pistol grip, flared magazine well, and raised area around magazine and bolt release buttons. The front sight flips down for unobstructed use of optics and accessories. The rifle uses a 'tappet' type of closed gas system much like the M1 Carbine while the bolt carrier otherwise resembles the Stoner 63 or Heckler & Koch G36.
The operator can replace the standard barrel with a short 10" barrel for close quarter combat in less than five minutes. The rifle is then called SCAR-L CQC.

Ammunition
The SCAR is available in two calibers, and in versions for short and long range combat. The SCAR-L, for light, is chambered in the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge and the SCAR-H, for heavy, fires 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. Mk.16 SCAR-L rifle will use improved M16-type magazines, made of steel; Mk.17 SCAR-H will use proprietary 20-round magazines in 7.62x51 NATO chambering.
Accessories
The SCAR assault rifle features an upper Picatinny rail for optional day or night sighting systems (in-line mounting possible) and lower and side rails for optional accessories (e.g. light, laser, foregrip).
Further accessories are available, such as sling, bipod, Picatinny rail covers, carrying bag and blank firing system.
The SCAR assault rifle features a foldable buttstock, an adjustable cheek piece (2 positions) and an adjustable length of pull (6 positions) to adapt to any operators.

The FN40GL® 40mm grenade launcher quickly mounts to the lower rail of any SCAR® platform, providing additional punch to the individual war fighter’s firepower and can be easily configured for use as a stand-alone weapon as well.
 
Specifications
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Identification

FN Herstal write to the left side of the weapon, with the identification number.

SCAR®-L Technical Data
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5.56 x 45 NATO
Gas operated, rotating bolt
835 - 900 mm (STD Model)
724 - 788 mm (CQC Model)
14.5"
3.545 kg
30-round steel magazine
Security
Security selector to each side of the weapons, three positions, S (Security), 1 Single shot, A (Automatic)
SCAR®-H Technical Data
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Operating:
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7.62 x 51 NATO
Gas operated, rotating bolt
906 - 969 mm (STD Model)
830 - 893 mm (CQC Model)
16"
3.720 kg
2 0-round steel magazine
 
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