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Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name TDI Vector
Image 300px
TDI Vector (2nd prototype)
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Flag of Switzerland Switzerland</br> Flag of the United States United States
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Service history
In service 2006 - Prototype
Used by Under development
Wars
Production history
Designer Jan Henrik Jebsen, Renaud Kerbrat
Designed 2006
Manufacturer Transformational Defense Industries
Produced Prototypes only
Number
Variants SMG, CRB/SO (Carbine, Special Operations) [1]
Specifications
Weight 5.06 lb (2.3 kg) (SMG)</br> 6.1 lb (2.8 kg) (CRB/SO)
Length 24.3 in (617 mm) (SMG)</br>16 in (406 mm) w/stock folded</br>34.8 in (884 mm) (CRB/SO) </br> 26.5 in (673 mm) w/stock folded
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Barrel length 5.5 in (140 mm) (SMG)</br>16 in (406 mm) (CRB/SO)
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Cartridge .45 ACP
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Action Blowback
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The TDI Vector is a prototype .45 ACP submachine gun developed by Transformational Defense Industries. It utilizes asymetrical recoil and in-line design to reduce recoil and muzzle climb. This operating system is called the Kriss Super V. "Kriss" refers to a Southeast Asian fighting dagger.

DesignEdit

TDI refers to the operating system as the Kriss Super V. The system claims to compensate for recoil by utilizing moving parts that travel down into a recess behind the magazine. This means they travel vertically and forces encountered when they reach the end of their travel act downward, reducing muzzle rise. The barrel is also in-line with the shooter's shoulder as in the M16 rifle and German FG42 but also in line with the shooter's hand. Combined, these factors are advertised to create less felt-recoil and muzzle climb. The Vector has the highest sightline in comparrison to the bore axis of any personal firearm. This results in significant vertical stringing with changes in range.

Variants Edit

TDI announced that they will be producing a semi-automatic version of the Kriss for sale in the United States starting in the first quarter of 2008.[2] TDI's new semi-automatic carbine is called the CRB/SO, with no confirmation on what the letters 'CRB' stand for although it is assumed they mean 'carbine'. The 'SO' is said to stand for 'special operations'. TDI has announced that it also plans on adapting the system for higher-power cartridges in the future.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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