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'''NATO Small Arms Ammunition''' is firearms ammunition used within [[NATO]].<br/>Some of these loads include:
 
'''NATO Small Arms Ammunition''' is firearms ammunition used within [[NATO]].<br/>Some of these loads include:
 
*.22 cal cartridge: The smallest round in common use within NATO countries. Used in training and cadet forces.  Not an operational round.
 
*.22 cal cartridge: The smallest round in common use within NATO countries. Used in training and cadet forces.  Not an operational round.
*9 mm cartridge: A low velocity round used in [[pistols]] and [[sub-machine guns]].
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*9x19mm cartridge: A low velocity round used in [[pistols]] and [[sub-machine guns]].
*5.56mm cartridge;  The most used round in NATO Armed Forces.  A relatively new round introduced in the 1960's with the [[M-16]], itself the second most produced assault rifle after the Kalashnikov [[AK 47]].
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*5.56x45mm cartridge;  The most used round in NATO Armed Forces.  A relatively new round introduced in the 1960's with the [[M-16]], itself the second most produced assault rifle after the Kalashnikov [[AK 47]].
*7.62mm cartridge "Full Metal Jacket":  An older far more powerful assault rife - Light/medium/general purpose machine gun round. Was largely replaced with the 5.56 during the 1980s/90s, but still the most common round for medium and GP machine guns.
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*7.62x51mm cartridge "Full Metal Jacket":  An older far more powerful assault rife - Light/medium/general purpose machine gun round. Was largely replaced with the 5.56 during the 1980s/90s, but still the most common round for medium and GP machine guns.
*0.5 cal cartridge. The largest small arms round commonly used in NATO Armed Forces. Used in the [[M2 Browning]] heavy machine gun and similar weapons.
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*0.5 cal (12.7x99mm) cartridge. The largest small arms round commonly used in NATO Armed Forces. Used in the [[M2 Browning]] heavy machine gun and similar weapons.

Revision as of 02:20, 5 May 2013

NATO Small Arms Ammunition is firearms ammunition used within NATO.
Some of these loads include:

  • .22 cal cartridge: The smallest round in common use within NATO countries. Used in training and cadet forces. Not an operational round.
  • 9x19mm cartridge: A low velocity round used in pistols and sub-machine guns.
  • 5.56x45mm cartridge; The most used round in NATO Armed Forces. A relatively new round introduced in the 1960's with the M-16, itself the second most produced assault rifle after the Kalashnikov AK 47.
  • 7.62x51mm cartridge "Full Metal Jacket": An older far more powerful assault rife - Light/medium/general purpose machine gun round. Was largely replaced with the 5.56 during the 1980s/90s, but still the most common round for medium and GP machine guns.
  • 0.5 cal (12.7x99mm) cartridge. The largest small arms round commonly used in NATO Armed Forces. Used in the M2 Browning heavy machine gun and similar weapons.