Caseless electric rifle shown at SHOT show 2019.
Every year in the world trying to find new solutions for infantry weapons. With an original and quite visionary vision personal weapons were made by the American company FD Munitions. Their new rifle has neither a shutter nor a classic shop or even a drummer, and the barrel 5 channels to bullets. The rifle is fed from caseless “cassettes” for 5 charges that are initiated by electricity. The new scheme allows you to quickly reload and shoot with an incredibly high accuracy using mode “volley” fire 5 shots at the same time.
FDM L5 and its ammo
The rifle also includes the classic firing s single or automatic mode. This “store” can, in theory, increase as you like arrow “magazine” freely interlock with each other, allowing the arrow to choose the amount of ammo. Visually, the new weapon is more like blasters from star wars than modern rifles. This is nothing radically new never used – electric ignition has already been used in some commercial sporting rifles, experiments with caseless nutrition pursued in the ‘ 80s. However, this rifle is not quite Bezuglova – after a shot is still a cassette, which is probably what the designers can put into the pouch and peresyadet after the plant.
Likely the inspiration of the design – “mitraleza”
Despite the futuristic design, actually nothing new in the design of the rifle is not. With a small Convention you could even say that we have before us the modern equivalent of the “micralite” – multi-barrel guns from the second half of the 19th century, which in some cases also shot through the use of a kind of “cassettes”. Feature FDM L5 in the implementation of this system in the form of hand weapons and the possibility of selecting “cassette”.
Probably, this system in its current form will never go into service, left only experiment, however, it’s possible weapon of the future will be developed on the basis of such schemes.