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NORINCO QBZ-03 (Type 03)


Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine (2003)


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The QBZ-03, also recognized as the Type 03, is another in the long line of small arms produced by China-based NORINCO.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/31/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
2003

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Classification


Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine


China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
National flag of China China
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Automatic Function
Features a mechanical function to automate the firing action.
Assault Rifle
Modern class of long gun featuring select-fire properties, automatic internal function, and magazine feeding.


Overall Length
950 mm
37.40 in
Empty Wgt
7.72 lb
3.50 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear.


Action


Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt System; Selective-Fire

Rotating Bolt
System utilizes internal mechanism to lock the breech or rear barrel assembly prior to firing.
Gas-Operated
Gas-operated system is featured, typically involving a gas cylinder and rear-driven piston directing energy to the bolt component.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


5.8x42mm DBP87; 5.56x45mm NATO (model dependent).

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 5.56mm intermediate rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed


30-round detachable box magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,475 ft
(450 m | 492 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
650
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
3,050 ft/sec
(930 m/sec)


QBZ-03 - Base Series Designation; original production model.
QBZ-03 UP
QBZ-3 CAR
T03
T03A
EM3513
EM3513A


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