TRW LMR (Low Maintenance Rifle)

TRW LMR (Low Maintenance Rifle)

The TRW-LMR was designed and built as a Low Maintenance Rifle. The LMR is built of corrosion resistant materials and has special finishes to minimize required cleaning. The weapon is gas operated and designed so that recoil and operating forces do not move the weapon off target. The rate of fire is relatively slow to allow for readjustment of fire between shots. A special, semi-permanent dry lubrication is used on the LMR which helps it to work well in any environment from tropical to arctic. An extremely simple weapon, the LMR is a robust and accurate design. The design also makes use of a number of standard components such as the M60 trigger mechanism and the M16A1 magazine. The external look of the weapon is alike to the WW-2 German 7.92mm Fallschirmjagerwehr 42, except the TRW-LMR feds from the side like a STEN/STERLING weapon. --- TECHNICAL SPECS Ammo: 5.56 mm x 45 mm (.223 Rem) Operation: Gas; automatic firing from open bolt position Magazine: 20 or 30 round M16 type magazine Sights: Post foresight; 300/500 m aperture rear Rate of Fire: 450 rds/ min cyclic. Automatic 120 rds/ min with sustained rate of fire of 30 rds/ min. Effective Range: 450 m Length: 87 cm Weight: 3.6 kg loaded Manufacturer: TRW (Thompson, Ramo & Woodridge, INC.) Status: Experimental (adopted in very small quantities in 1973 for evaluation)

Submitted by: PIERANGELO TENDAS