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Feb 7, 2012

FN F2000 Bullpup Assault Rifles with Peruvian Marines



(Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alan Owens 1/30/2012) 

Peruvian Marines with Batalion de Infanteria de Marina No.1 conduct basic rifle marksmanship training during HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012.  Their training is led by U.S. Marines assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment from High Speed Vessel Swift.  

These Peruvian Marines are equipped with the FN F2000.  The F2000 is manufactured by FN Herstal of Belgium and has been in production since 2001 which makes it relatively new.  It is a bullpup configured assault rifle designed to be compact compared to traditional rifles.  The F2000 the Peruvian Marines are using is equipped with the standard 1.6x scope.

Specifications
Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO
Operating principle Gas operated, rotating bolt
Length ready to fire 690mm (27.16")
Weight (empty magazine) 3.8 kg (8.38 lb)
Barrel type Standard
Barrel length 400mm (15.75")
Buttstock type N/A
Design type Bullpup
Ejection Forwards
Firing mode Single shot, automatic
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Magazine type Improved M16 type
Muzzle velocity 900 m/s (2.953 fps)
Rate of fire 850 RPM
Safety Manual safety, drop safety, locking safety
Sighting system 1.6x optical
Handguard types available Standard, Grenade Launcher









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