FN SCAR-H (Standard)




The Special Forces Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR, is a modular rifle made by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FNH) for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consist of two main types. The SCAR-L, for light, is chambered in the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge and the SCAR-H, for heavy, fires 7.62x51mm NATO. Both are available in Long Barrel and Close Quarters Combat variants. The FN SCAR system completed low rate initial production testing in June 2007. After some delays, the first rifles began being issued to operational units in April 2009, and a battalion of the US 75th Ranger Regiment was the first large unit deployed into combat with 600 of the rifles in 2009.

All SCAR rifles have the fire rate of 625 rounds/min.

SCAR-H (Heavy)Edit

The SCAR-H has a heavier barrel than the SCAR-L and shoots the larger 7.62x51mm round. The muzzle velocity is 2,342 ft/s, or 714 m/s. The standard magazine size is a 20 round box mag, and it comes in three different barrel lengths:

330 mm (13 in) (SCAR-H Short)

400 mm (16 in) (SCAR-H Standard)

500 mm (20 in) (SCAR-H Long)

Each barrel length has different wheights, naturally.

3.58 kg (7.9 lb) (SCAR-H Short & Standard)

3.72 kg (8.2 lb) (SCAR-H Long)

SCAR-L (Light)Edit

The SCAR-L has a lighter barrel than the SCAR-H and shoots the smaller 5.56x45mm round. The muzzle velocity is 2,870 ft/s, or 870 m/s. The standard magazine size is a 30 round STANAG magazine, and also comes in three barrel lengths.

253 mm (10.0 in) (SCAR-L Short)

351 mm (13.8 in) (SCAR-L Standard)

457 mm (18.0 in) (SCAR-L Long)

Each barrel length has different weights, naturally.

3.04 kg (6.7 lb) (SCAR-L Short)

3.29 kg (7.3 lb) (SCAR-L Standard)

3.49 kg (7.7 lb) (SCAR-L Long)