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Reich Total Weapons System - Stoner 63

Reich Total Weapons System - Stoner 63


The STONER 63 Assault Rifle is a lightweight, reliable, rugged weapon that fires semi- or full-automatic. Designed to fire from a closed bolt, the bolt locks open after the last round is fired. This weapon is highly accurate even during full-automatic fire; field testing has proved that it will meet any current military requirements. The Assault Rifle has a dual-range sight system designed for simplicity and reliability. Basic sight settings are fully adjustable in 1 minute of angle increments in windage and elevation. For ease in adjustment, and to eliminate the need for any tools or accessories, the sights are readily adjusted by using the point of the 5.56 mm. (.223 caliber ) cartridge. Each incremental adjustment is positively locked in place to prevent inadvertent misalignment. In addition, the Assault Rifle is designed to be used with telescopic and infrared sights, all rifle grenades presently available, with fixed bayonet, or a snap-on biped can be attached to increase stability and accuracy. The highly efficient flash hider also serves as a grenade launcher. A conventional, spring-loaded, 30-round detachable box magazine feeds ammunition to the Assault Rifle. Because of the lightweight of the rifle and lighter weight of the cartridge, more than twice as many 5.56 mm. (.223 caliber) rounds can be carried than with the average 7.62 mm. rifle system.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 40.25 in.
Overall Weight: gun - 7.9 lbs.; magazine - .45 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: 30·round detachable magazine
Rate of Fire: 660 rpm
Componants
Basic component group, including hammer and timer plus:
1. Rille barrel assembly
2. Rear sight assembly
3. Buttstock
4. Magazine adapter and forestock assembly
5. Magazine


Measuring only 26.75 in. with stock folded, the STONER 63 Carbine is the most compact weapon available in the 5.56 mm (.223 caliber). Its folding stock feature, short barrel (15.7 in.) and lightweight (7.7 lbs.) offers considerable advantages in all kinds of transportation, airborne tn~op and paratroops use, or for ground movement of troops in space-limited vehicles such as tanks. In addition, it can be used as a machine pistol or in any other situation requiring a compact, semi- or full-automatic weapon. The high accuracy of the Carbine, even under full-automatic conditions, meets all current military requirements. The STONER 63 Carbine is identical to the Assault Rifle except that the shorter carbine barrel assembly is substituted for the rifle barrel assembly and the folding buttstock replaces the rifle stock on the same Basic Component Group. The Carbine uses the same forearm, same magazine, same sights, and same 5.56 mm. (.223 caliber) round as the Assault Rifle giving it excellent performance characteristics. It also fires from a closed bolt with the bolt locking open when the last round has been fired. The simple two-position sights are fully adjustable in windage and elevation in 1 minute of angle increments. Readily adjusted with the point of a cartridge, each increment nonetheless locks reliably in place so that the sight setting cannot be accidentally changed. Telescopic or infrared sights are also adaptable to the STONER 63 Carbine. The gun can also be used with a fixed bayonet or with a snap-on bipod attached for increased stability and accuracy.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 35.875 in. ; 26.25 in. with stock folded
Overall Weight: gun - 7.7 lbs.: magazine - .45 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: 30-round detachable magazine
Rate of Fire: 660 rpm
Componants
Basic component group, including hammer and timer plus:
1. Carbine barrel assembly
2. Rear sight assembly
3. Folding buttstock
4. Magazine adapter and forestock assembly
5. Magazine


The magazine-fed Automatic Rifle has all the basic characteristics of the belt-fed Light Machine Gun and weighs 11 lbs. Only the offset sight, magazine adapter, and STONER 30-round detachable magazine are required to convert the belt-fed Light Machine Gun to the magazine-fed weapon. The standard rifle magazines use normal ammunition packaging for interchangeable ammunition supply in the field. This weapon can also be carried, fired, and maintained by a single gunner firing off-hand, from the hip, or may be used in prone position off the bipod or tripod. The gun is extremely accurate due to the low recoil inherent in the design of the 5.56 mm (.223 caliber) round. Designed to be fired from an open bolt, long periods of sustained fire are possible with the weapon. However, a hot barrel can be changed by the gunner in a matter of seconds from his firing position without any assistance. The magazine-fed Automatic Rifle is also provided with a bayonet lug and adapter for hand-to-hand fighting. Sights are adjustable in 1/4 mil increments in windage and elevation and are graduated on a scale ranging from 200 to 1000 meters. The fully-adjustable front sight can be zeroed to the rear sight in both windage and elevation. Because both the gun and its ammunition are lightweight, the assistant gunner or ammunition carrier can pack the spare barrel kit (weighing 6 lbs.), 17 30-round box magazines (weighing a total of 20.4lbs.), and a STONER Assault Rifle (weighing 8.35 lbs. with magazine ) without exceeding the 35-lb. combat weight limit. This gives the team greater mobility, ammunition, and flexibility than any other similar weapon in use today.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 40.25 in.
Overall Weight: ll lbs.
Ammunition Feed: 30 round detachable rifle magazines
Rate of Fire: 750 rpm
Componants
Basic component group plus:
1. Machine gun barrel assembly including offset front sight and
carrying handle
2. Machine gun forestock
3. Bipod
4. Buttstock
5. Magazine adapter
6. Magazine


The belt-fed STONER 63 Light Machine Gun is a rugged, effective weapon easily carried, fired, and maintained by one man. Weighing only 11.9 lbs., it can be fired from any position . .. off-hand, from the hip, or in the prone position when attached to a biped or tripod. The attached insulated carrying handle enables the gunner to change a hot barrel instantly-while still in firing position- without assistance or the need for a glove or other aids. The Light Machine Gun fires from an open bolt making greater sustained fire possible. Its automatic fire accuracy was found to be exceptional during comparison tests due to the low recoil of the .223 cartridge. Sights are scale-graduated from 200 to 1000 meters and are adjustable in 1/4 mil increments in windage and elevation. The front sight is fully adjustable for zeroing to the rear sight in both windage and elevation. The gun can also be used with a bayonet for hand-to-hand fighting; a bayonet lug and adapter is provided for this purpose. The lightweight of the gun together with the lightweight of the 5.56 mm (.223 caliber) round enables the ammunition carrier to pack four bandoleers (600 rounds of ammunition ) weighing a total of 19.6 lbs., the 6-lb. spare barrel kit, and a Stoner Assault Rifle (8.35 lbs. with magazine ) - without exceeding the 35-lb. maximum combat weight limit. This combination of a lightweight machine gun plus lightweight ammunition results in a highly mobile, easily supplied, and maintained weapon with superior accuracy and ability to withstand continued front-line use.
Charateristics
Overall Length: 40 Y. in.
Overall Weight: 11.9 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: from 150-round pre-packed bandoleer attached
to weapon or fed directly from 800-round standard M2A1
.50 caliber ammunition box
Rate of fire: 750 rpm
Componants
Basic component group plus:
1. Carbine barrel assembly
2. Belt feed group including rear sight
3. Machine gun barrel assembly and carrying handle
4. Machine gun forestock
5. Buttstock


With the Medium Machine Gun weighing a total of 29lbs. (including gun, cradle adapter, and tripod) and spare barrel kit weighing 6 lbs., only one man is required to carry and maintain this weapon in combat with the exception of ammunition supply. If the gunner were to carry the lightweight weapon, cradle adapter, M2 tripod, and spare barrel, the ammunition carrier or assistant gunner could carry five bandoleers or 750 rounds of 5.56 mm (.223 caliber) ammunition weighing a total of 24.5 lbs., and a STONER Assault Rifle (8.35 lbs. with magazine) and still be under the 35 lb. maximum combat load. In addition, the total length of the Medium Machine Gun fits well within the median of the triangle formed by the M2 tripod, resulting in unsurpassed stability. This stability contributes to the unusually high accuracy of the weapon as does the low recoil of the 5.56 mm. (.223 caliber) cartridge. Sustained fire is made possible by the designed-in capacity of the gun to fire from an open bolt. When the barrel does become hot, the gunner can change it in seconds, from a firing position, using the insulated carrying handle attached. No assistance or mechanical aids whatsoever are necessary.

M2 Tripod
Sights are adjustable in 1/4 mil increments in windage and elevation and are graduated on a scale from 200 to 1000 meters. The fully-adjustable front sight can be zeroed to the rear sight in both windage and elevation. The Medium Machine Gun, as the belt-fed Light Machine Gun, can be fed from a pre-packed, 150-round STONER plastic bandoleer attached to the gun or directly from an 800-round standard M2A1 .50 caliber ammunition box. Four bandoleers can be packed in this box.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 31 in.
Overall Weight: Gun - 10 lbs.; mount - 17 lbs.; adapter - 2 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: from 150-round pre-packed bandoleer attached
to weapon or fed directly from 800-round standard M2A1
.50 caliber ammunition box
Rate of Fire: 750 rpm
Componants
Basic component group plus:
1. Belt feed group including rear sight
2. Machine gun barrel assembly and carrying handle
3. M2 tripod with cradle adapter

The lightest (10.4 lbs.) and smallest (30.4375 in. in length) belt-fed machine gun in the world today, the STONER 63 Fixed Machine Gun can be mounted in almost any type of vehicle, either singly or multiply. Since it has extremely light recoil and counter-recoil loads during firing, and very light sustained firing loads, it can be mounted in light structures such as helicopters, but its ruggedness also allows it to be effectively used in tank turrets or pods for ground support aircraft. Even though lightweight, the Belt-Feed Group on this and all other STONER 63 machine guns provide more than sufficient power to pull 125 rounds of belted ammunition vertically. Designed to be fired from an open bolt for greater sustained fire, the Fixed Machine Gun can be fired by hand or, with pistol grip and trigger guard removed, remotely-actuated through a trigger linkage by a solenoid, pneumatic system, cable, etc. It has an effective range of more than 1000 meters with a firing rate from 650 up to 850 rounds per minute. Where vehicle load weight is limited, this weapon has a further advantage in that, by using the 5.56 mm (.223 caliber) round, more than twice the number of rounds can be carried as compared with the NATO 7.62 mm. round weight. And, in space-limited vehicles, 1.68 times the number of rounds can be carried in the same space when using the 5.56 mm (.223 caliber) round instead of the 7.62 mm.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 30.4375 in.
Overall Weight: 10.4 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: from 150 round pre·packed bandoleer attached
to weapon or from an ammunition supply by means of
flexible or rigid chuting: attach points on weapon for feed
chutes and link ejection chutes
Rate of Fire: 650 to 850 rpm
Componants
Basic component group (with pistol grip and trigger guard removed) plus:
1. Solenoid and trigger linkage
2. Belt feed group (without rear sight)
3. Machine gun barrel assembly (without front sight and carrying
handle)


The Commando is a derivative of the LMG configuration. It is fed from the right by a 100-round drum magazine clipped below the receiver. The cocking handle is mounted underneath the foregrip for easier access. To save weight, the Commando eschews the quick-change barrel found on the other belt-fed configurations.
Characteristics
Overall Length: 35.95 in.
Overall Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Ammunition Feed: 75-, 100-, 150-round drum magazine
Rate of Fire: 700–900 rpm
Componants
Basic component group plus:
1. Belt feed group including rear sight
2. Machine gun barrel assembly and carrying handle
3. Machine gun forestock
4. Buttstock
5. Drum magazine

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