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National Weapon and Machining Works

National Weapon and Machining Works (NWMW) is a weapons manufacturing conglomerate located in Kimberly, Girkmand. Founded in 1910 the company's main focuses are firearms and military equipment, but it also consists of divisions based on metal manufacturing, plastics, civil construction and automation systems.

Origins


Originally a farming equipment manufacturer under a different name, the company was bought out and transferred under state ownership in 1910 as part of a broader plan to refit the army's poor equipment reserves. The universal male conscription law enacted in 1899 brought in a large surge of new conscripts who the Republican Army were in a hurry to arm amidst fears of a communist counter-revolution. The company mainly produced ammunition, equipment, artillery and licensed firearms before becoming financially independent and privatized in 1930.

NWMW produced its very first original rifle design in 1936, the M/36 bolt action rifle. The weapon was adopted by the Republican Army as its standard issue rifle for its outstanding quality; this helped broker future contracts between the company and the military. During the 1960's, the Federal Army contracted NWMW to develop the very first domestically designed assault rifle. This lead to the FAR-60 and its subsequent variants.

In order to tap into the international market, the company created a subsidiary, International Weapon and Machining Works Incorporated in 1980. On top of providing military grade hardware abroad, it works to develop civilian versions of the FAR-series for avid firearm enthusiasts. The company celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 1990 by re-launching production of the M/36 rifle for a limited period of time.

Products


1. Rifles

2. Launchers

3. Artillery

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Rifles

M/36

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The M/36 was the first independently designed firearm manufactured by NWMW. Designed in 1936, the rifle began production the following year in 1937. The rifles were built with high grade tool steel alloyed with nickel, copper and vanadium that made them reliable, accurate and durable.

The M/36 comes with a long bladed M/1899 bayonet and can be attached with a telescopic sight. The scoped M/36 was kept for sniper use well into the 1960's by the Republican Army.

  • Weight: Rifle: 4 kg (8.8 lb)
  • Length: 1,260 mm (50 in)
  • Barrel length: 610 mm (24 in)
  • Cartridge: 6.5×55mm
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Muzzle velocity: 725 m/s (2,380 ft/s)
  • Effective firing range: 600 m with iron sights, 800 m (875 yd) with telescopic sight
  • Feed system: 5-round stripper clip, internal magazine
  • Sights: Square post front, U notch rear iron sights or telescopic sight

FAR-60

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The FAR-60 (Federal Assault Rifle 60) was the first indigenous modern assault rifle produced by NWMW. The Military Modernization Committee ordered several assault rifle prototypes to be developed in 1957 in an effort to replace its standard issue semi-automatic KLW-56. A prototype was tested in 1958 and the rifle began production late 1960.

The relatively simple design and mechanics of the FAR-60 made it easy to maintain and operate. Its folding stock made it usable by marine and tank crews, while its tritium sights improved aiming in low-light conditions.

Several hundred thousand FAR-60 rifles were made between 1960-1980, and it has remained the standard issue rifle of the Federal Armed Forces to the present. However, it is set to be replaced by a modernized FAR-87 variant by 2019.

  • Weight: 3.95 kg
  • Length: 1,000 mm
  • Barrel length: 452 mm
  • Cartridge: 5.56x45mm
  • Caliber: 5.56mm
  • Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
  • Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
  • Muzzle velocity: 715 m/s
  • Effective firing range: 200 m
  • Feed system: 30-round detachable box magazine
  • Sights: Iron sights

FAR-72 Carbine

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The FAR-72 Carbine was conceived to be used by special forces and marines. Its high rate of fire and small profile made it suitable for commando use. Equipped with a collapsing stock and tritium sights, it also has room for various weapon attachments, such as a suppressor and a red dot sight.

Designed in 1972, an unknown number of FAR-72 Carbines have been made. It remains in use by select units of the Federal Armed Forces and certain government agencies.

  • Weight: 2.87 kg
  • Length: 838 mm (stock extended) 653 mm (stock retracted)
  • Barrel length: 263 mm
  • Cartridge: .223
  • Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt (direct impingement)
  • Rate of fire: 700-900 rounds/min
  • Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s (2,700 ft/s)
  • Effective firing range: 250 m
  • Feed system: Various STANAG magazines.
  • Sights: Iron sights

FAR-87

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Designed in 1986, the FAR-87 entered limited production in 1987. It is a slightly modernized version of the FAR-60. Equipped with aperture rear sights and a hooded post front sight, it sought to improve the FAR's combat capabilities.

Around 75,000 copies were produced between 1987-1989. Production came to a halt in 1990 under the pretense that an improved variant was in production. The FAR-87 is currently issued only to Jäger infantry units.

  • Weight: 4.40 kg
  • Length: 1,010 mm (stock extended) 764 mm (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 453 mm
  • Cartridge: 5.56×45mm
  • Caliber: 5.56mm
  • Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
  • Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
  • Effective firing range: 300 m
  • Feed system: Various STANAG Magazines.
  • Sights: Aperture rear sight, hooded post front sight
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LATW M/81

 

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The M/81 is a simple single use anti-tank launcher developed by NWMW. Relatively cheap to produce and incredibly light to carry, the Light Anti Tank Weapon (LATW) is a great alternative to costly anti-tank missile systems or tank destroyers. It can be used by lesser trained personnel to effectively combat enemy armor such as light infantry fighting vehicles or transport vehicles at up to a 160 - 250 meter range. The 66mm HEAT rocket built into the tube delivery system is capable of punching through 20 cm/8 inches of steel plate.

  • Weight: 2.5 kg
  • Length: 630 mm (unarmed) 881 mm (armed)
  • Caliber: 66 mm
  • Muzzle velocity: 145 m/s
  • Effective firing range: 200 m
  • Detonation mechanism: point-initiated, base detonated
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Artillery

81mm Mortar Y70

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The 81mm Mortar is an infantry support weapon used by Girkmandian mortar companies to provide direct fire support to advancing Jäger infantry units. It fires HE, Smoke and specialized air burst rounds up to 5,800 meters.

  • Weight: 56 kg
  • Barrel length: 1.2 m
  • Crew: 1+6
  • Caliber: 81 mm
  • Rate of fire: up to 20 rpm sustained
  • Effective firing range: HE: 100 - 5,800 m
  • Feed system: manual

 

122mm Howitzer Y63

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The 122mm Howitzer is a towed artillery piece used by the Federal Army's artillery batteries.

  • Weight: 3,210 kg (7,080 lb)
  • Length: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)
  • Barrel length: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in) 38 calibres
  • Width: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
  • Crew: 1+7
  • Shell: Separate loading charge and projectile
  • Caliber: 122 mm (4.8 in)
  • Breech: Semi-automatic vertical sliding wedge
  • Recoil: Hydro-pneumatic
  • Carriage: tripod
  • Elevation: 7 to 70 degrees
  • Traverse: 360 degrees
  • Rate of fire Maximum: 10–12 rpm
  • Sustained: 5–6 rpm
  • Effective firing range: 15.4 km

 

152mm Y75

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A medium artillery gun capable of providing indirect fire support to a distance of up to 40 km. It is the main "static" gun used by the Federal Armed Forces of Girkmand.

  • Weight: 9,760 kg
  • Length: 12.92 m
  • Barrel length: 27 ft
  • Width: 2.34 m
  • Height: 2.76 m
  • Crew: 8
  • Caliber: 152.4 mm
  • Carriage: Split trail, sole plate, auxiliary power unit and hydraulics
  • Elevation: -2° to +57°
  • Traverse : -25° to +25°
  • Rate of fire: 6 rounds per minute
  • Muzzle velocity: 560-945 m/s
  • Effective firing range: (OFS): 30.5 km (19mi) (OFARS) 40 km (25mi)

 

180mm Y44

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One of the largest guns employed by the Girkmandian military, the 180mm Y44 can launch its HE shells up to a distance of 43.8 km. It is primarily used in conjunction with the other smaller caliber artillery pieces to maximize the effect of indirect fire.

  • Weight: 21,450 kg (47,290 lb)
  • Length: 10.48 m (34 ft 5 in) with barrel withdrawn for transport.
  • Barrel length: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Width: 2.99 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.62 m (8 ft 7 in)
  • Crew: 16
  • Shell: HE
  • Caliber: 180 mm (7.1 in)
  • Breech: interrupted screw
  • Carriage: split trail
  • Elevation: -2 to +50 degrees
  • Traverse: 44 degrees
  • Rate of fire: 1 rpm maximum; 1 round every two minutes sustained
  • Muzzle velocity: 850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
  • Effective firing range: 30.4 km (18.9 mi)
  • Maximum firing range: 43.8 km (27.2 mi)
  • Sights: mechanical sight, panoramic sight and direct sight
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