|Country of operation:||United States|
|Developer / Manufacturer:||Colt , ArmaLite|
|Manufacturer country:||United States|
|Weapon Category:||Assault rifle|
|Overall length:||719 - 787 mm|
|Weight: (unloaded)||2.78 kg|
|Barrel length :||254 mm|
5.56 × 45 mm NATO
( .223 Remington )
|Cadence :||750 rounds / min|
|Number of trains :||4th|
|Closure :||Turret lock|
|Charging principle:||Gas pressure charger|
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- CAR 15 Colt Commando with shortened barrel , extendable metal shoulder rest and unscrewable flash hider for commanders.
- CAR 15 Submachine Gun as a submachine gun without shoulder rest with 670 mm length and 2.72 kg weight for helicopter and tank crews.
- CAR 15 Commando Submachine Gun with a length of 719 mm and a weight of 2.78 kg for special forces.
- CAR 15 Heavy Assault Rifle M2 as a so-called "heavy rapid fire rifle " with a thick barrel and 980 mm length and a weight of 3.44 kg.
- CAR 15 Survival Rifle as a weapon for hunting and self-defense with a length of 736 mm for aircraft crews.
The CAR 15 Colt Commando was the first carbine version of the M16 and was made available to US soldiers in the Special Forces in Vietnam from 1965 . However, despite the flash hider , the short barrel of the gun led to a louder blast and stronger muzzle flash. This revealed the position of a shooter. Colt responded by installing new flash hiders. The new version was then called Colt Model 609 Commando. In the US Army , the weapon was introduced as the XM-177E1 . The CAR 15 is considered the predecessor of the M4 .
- United States - Used by various special forces, including the Navy Seals
- Israel - Used by special forces
- John Walter: Rifles of the World. Krause Publications, 2006, ISBN 0-89689-241-7 , p. 36.