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Re: [DS] Stargate

From: Popeyesays@a...
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 21:46:08 EDT
Subject: Re: [DS] Stargate

I found this on the we4apon in question:
FN P90 - disassembled into major components

Caliber: 5.7x28mm SS190 
Weight: 2.54 kg empty; 3 kg loaded with magazine with 50 rounds
Lenght: 500 mm
Barrel lenght: 263 mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 50 rounds
Effective range: 200 meters 

The FN P90 submachine gun (SMG) was developed in the late 1980s as a 
defensive weapon for the troops whose primary activities does not
include small arms - 
vehicle and tank crew members, artillery crews etc. Standart pistols and
chambered for pistol rounds were proved ineffective against enemy
wearing armour (bulletproof) vests, so FN Herstal developed a new round
enhanced penetration - the SS190. This round looks like scaled downt
5.56mm NATO 
round and forces the pointed, steel core bullet to the 600-700 meters
second at the muzzle, thus being capable to defeat standart CRISAT
helmets and 
armour vests at reasonable distances (50-100 meters). 
The P90 is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon. It is fed from 
50-rounds box magazines, made from transluscent polymer. The magazine is
located above the barrel, with the cartridges being aligned at 90
degrees to the 
barrel axis. Each magazine has built-in ramp that rotates cartridge to
align it 
with the barrel prior to chambering it. 
The P90 controls are completely ambidextrous, with charging handles
at the both sides of the weapon, and the safety/fire mode selector is
below the trigger. The P90 also features downward ejection of the spent
P90 is built in bull-pup configuration, with polymer stock, and features

built-in reflex collimator sight with 1X magnification and reticle
ajustable to the light level, as well as a set of the backup open
sights. P90 may 
be equipped with special silencer, that should be used with special, su
b-sonic variant of the 5.7x28mm cartridge. 
P90 may be referred as a forerunner of the PDW (Personal Defence Weapon)

concept, that arose in last 4 or 5 years. 
P90 is used by Saudi Arabia, Peruan Special Forces and some special
units of 
Thailand army, and offered for export by FN. 

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