Small Arms - Hand and Shoulder Weapons and Machine Guns
Technical Report,20 Apr 2015,24 Jun 2016
U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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This TOP contains a compilation of procedures for testing hand and shoulder weapons and machine guns, including crew served weapons and light automatic cannons up to 50 millimeters in caliber. The test procedures apply to the basic weapons only see TOP 04-2-016 for test procedures for small arms ammunition. Also, see TOP 03-2-504 for safety evaluations of hand and shoulder weapons. Grenade launchers are covered in TOP 03-2-030. Many small arms are also used as subsystems in combat vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, etc. in these cases, consult the TOPs relevant to the specific platforms for possible additional test procedures.