by David Crane
Below are scanned photos of a NAVSEA/Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-Crane Division) Tri-Fold/Fact Sheet on the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family designed and developed (and manufactured and marketed) by FN Herstal/FNH USA. Both the 5.56x45mm FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) and 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-Heavy (FN SCAR-H) are covered in the document. Below these are photos of FN Herstal’s/FNH USA’s company tri-fold/fact sheet on their SCAR variants, titled "SCAR: [S.O.F. Combat Assault Rifle]. Click on photos below to view them full-size.
As reported in our previous story
, DefenseReview was fortunate to get to view and handle
the FN SCAR-L and SCAR-H at FNH USA’s booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI
(Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). FNH USA
officials have very graciously invited Defense Review to T&E the SCAR weapons at their company range in Virginia, and we plan on taking them up on that offer. In the meantime, however, we’re providing our readers with…
scanned photos of the FN SCAR literature we picked up at the FNH USA booth at SOF Week. Notice that the NAVSEA/NSWC-Crane document states that the FN SCAR weapons utilize a short-stroke gas piston system for their operation, and that rate of Fire (ROF) is 550-600 RPM (Rounds-Per-Minute) for both weapons (SCAR-L and SCAR-H). They also provide a sneak peek at the new FN SCAR quick-attach/detach Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (EGLM).
Here they are:
FN Herstal/FNH USA Company Tri-Fold Pics Below. Click on images to view them full size. (note: white type on all pages was bleached out by scanner, and is therefore unreadable):