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Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name IMBEL MD-2
Image 300px
IMBEL MD-2 rifle
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Flag of Brazil
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Brazil
Service history
In service
Used by Brazilian Army
Wars
Production history
Designer
Designed 1983
Manufacturer IMBEL
Produced 1985—
Number
Variants MD-1, MD-2, MD-3 and MD-4
Specifications
Weight 4.40 kg (9 lb 10 oz)
Length 1,010 mm (39.8 in) (stock extended);
764 mm (30.1 in), stock folded
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Barrel length 453 mm (17.8 in)
Diameter {{{diameter}}}
Crew
Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO (STANAG 4172)
Caliber
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity
Effective range 300 m (~328 yd)
Maximum range
Other identifying characteristics
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The IMBEL MD series (MD-1, MD-2, MD-3 and the recent MD-4) of assault rifles are the standard-issue rifles of the Brazilian Army.

HistoryEdit

These rifles are manufactured by IMBEL (Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil) and are variants of the FN FAL. The first prototype, the MD-1, came out around 1983. In 1985, the MD-2 was presented and adopted by the Brazilian armed forces. The MD-2/MD-3 rifles were built by IMBEL based on the FN FAL, with several modifications, including a change in the locking system, which was replaced by an M16-type rotating bolt, and the different chambering, for use with the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge.

DesignEdit

The MD-2 and MD-3 use all M16/AR-15-compatible magazines, and both versions differ from each other by the buttstock — while the MD-2 features a side-folding stock, the MD-3 uses the same fixed polymer stock of the FAL.

The MD-2 is now the Brazilian army's primary assault rifle.

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