Who made the M16 for Vietnam?

Who made the M16 for Vietnam?

M16 rifle

Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16
Designer Eugene Stoner (AR-10) L. James Sullivan (AR-15)
Designed 1959
Manufacturer Colt’s Manufacturing Company Daewoo Precision Industries FN Herstal Bushmaster H&R Firearms General Motors Hydramatic Division Elisco U.S. Ordnance
Produced 1963–present

Who invented the AR platform?

Eugene Stoner
AR-15 style rifle/Inventors

Why did the military choose the M16?

The heavier round made it difficult to carry enough ammunition to maintain fire superiority over the Soviet-engineered AK-47, the weapon of choice for the Vietnamese. It was outclassed, and thus forced the military to create a new weapon: the M16.

Who was the inventor of the M16 rifle?

Eugene Stoner. Eugene Morrison Stoner (November 22, 1922 – April 24, 1997) was an American firearms designer who is most associated with the development of the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle that was adopted by the US military as the M16 rifle.

Is the M16 still used in the US Army?

M16 rifle. Although the M16 remained the weapon of choice for military forces around the world into the 21st century, by 2010 the U.S. Army had largely transitioned to the M4, a carbine based on the AR-15 platform, as its primary infantry weapon.

Why was the M-16 rifle used in Vietnam?

A soldier who used it on automatic fire was likely to get a nosebleed, in addition to being unable to control the weapon’s aim. It was with this rifle that American troops trained in the early and middle sixties, and its was the weapon they took to Vietnam in the first years of the war.

Who was the original designer of the m 16?

During the early stages of the congressional hearing, Ichord asked Eugene Stoner, the designer of the original version of the M-16, to explain the apparent paradox of a small bullet’s destructive power. The answer emerged in the following grisly exchange.