The term assault rifle is a German word sturmgewehr. It a term that used by Hitler as new name for machine pistol which was subsequently known as sturmgewehr 44. It was the first assault rifle that served to spread the concept and formed the bases for today’s top 10 most powerful assault rifle in the world. An assault rifle must have the following characteristics that is it must be individual, capable of selective fire, must have an immediate power cartridge, ammunition must be from a detachable magazine and must have a range of 300 m. Below are the top 10 most powerful assault rifle in the world.
1. M4 carbine
The m4 carbine was originated in the United State and was later introduced in the year 1994, it is being used up to date. It was manufactured by the Colt defense forces and it is used in Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It is estimated to support around 5.56mm rounds. It has a gas operated and rotational bolt action. It has a muzzle velocity of about 910 m/s. It is usually good for close quarter fight, this is achievable due to its smaller barrel. It is an adequate weapon for majority of troops in the world and its price is also relatively acceptable. Its accuracy and remarkable firepower makes it the most perfect assault rifle.
This tavor rifle was made in Israel. It has been utilized during different operations for example the hot winter and hasn’t been used during any wars. Tavor bull pup type rifle is estimated to fire 900 rpm. It supports different sights with laser and IP points with 30 round magazines. It is considered by Israel forces as their future rifle. It is a bit cheap and can be counted under modern assaults rifles that replaces most of the operational rifles.
3. FN SCAR
Special operation forces assault rifles was introduced in, 2009 and it is in use till to date. It has been utilized in Mexican and Afghanistan drug wars. FN SCAR has capability of short stroked gas pistons. It can fire to a range of 700 M. This rifle is favorite to many people.
4. Steyr Aug
It was designed by the Australian in, 1978 and it has been in use till then to date. It is designed to work on a gas piston and a rotating bolt. This type of rifle has taken part in Afghanistan war, Iraq war and Syrian war. This rifle fires up to 660 rpm. It is well suited for left hand shooters.
This rifle was manufactured by France in the year, 1981. It is the one, which is used in Afghanistan war and Gulf war. It has an effective range of 450m, muzzle velocity of 925 m/s and can fire unbeatable 1100 rounds per minute. This rifle magazine is fitted just behind the trigger, Bull pup design.
6. FN FNC
FN FNC was developed in the year, 1970 by Belgian armed forces. It was used in anti-guerrilla operations in Niger delta and Indonesia. It has a rotatory bolt locking and a gas based operating system. It is a rifle that is capable of launching grenades, fires 675 rounds in a minute with an effective range 400 m fed on 30 round magazine.
Ak47 was the first assault rifles. It was a revolutionary AR as it is reliable and cheap. It was developed by Soviet Union in the year, 1949. It is of rotating bolt and its gas operated. It is utilized by most terrorist groups and its smuggled.
It was introduced by the US in the year, 1963 and it is in use till to date. It fires 60 rounds every minute with an estimated range of 800 m. It is a rifle that is light weighted and as well its gas operated. Many types of grenade launchers and telescopes can be attached to it.
9. M1 Garand
It was developed in the United States. M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic assault rifle to be used by our soldiers. It was used in the First World War and gave the troops the power over the bolt rifles used by their counter-parts.
10. M1903 Springfield rifle
It was developed in the United States and it was used in the First World War till to date. It was used by soldiers as a sniper rifle during the early days of Vietnam War. It has a muzzle velocity of 10 rounds per minute.