M4A1 Carbine

While it has a similar capability to the standard F88 Austeyr, its simple gas-powered action tends not to jam in water and the modular design is more suited to clearance diving operations. The M4 comes with a range of attachments such as the Elcan Wildcat scope, PEQ-2 laser pointer and Surefire weapon light.

Function Carbine assault rifle
Manufacturer Colt Defense
Designed 1994
Action Gas operated, rotating bolt
Modes Single shot or full automatic
Feed 30-round box magazine
Weight 2.7 kilograms (unloaded)
Rate of fire 700-950 rounds per minute
Ammunition 5.56mm x 45mm NATO rounds
Calibre 5.56mm
Barrel length 368mm
Range 500 metres


Small arms