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Steyr AUG Para


Submachine Gun (SMG)


Austria | 1988



"The Steyr AUG Para is nothing more than a submachine gun form of the popular Steyr AUG assault rifle chambered for the 9x19 Parabellum cartridge."



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The success of the Austrian Steyr AUG assault rifle family naturally encouraged the weapon to span out into other gun classifications to suit operator tastes. It had always been intended to be a modular weapons platform of sorts and so a carbine, sub-carbine and light machine gun form was made possible by simple changing of the standard barrel.

The AUG Para - a submachine gun type weapon - was debuted in 1988 that utilized the same basic polymer receiver (including carrying handle/optics sight) as the base AUG line though with a shorter 16.5 inch barrel and reworked internals to manage the different firing action and smaller ammunition. Unlike the gas-operated, full-length AUG rifle breeds, the AUG Para was a blowback-operated weapon - doing away with the standard gas system of operation. In addition to this change, the AUG Para was given a different bolt assembly and magazine well to accept the visibly thinner 9mm magazine (25- or 32-round counts) firing the smaller 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. All other aspects of the weapon were generally similar to the AUG rifle line detailed elsewhere on this site.

The AUG A3 Para XS was a similar submachine gun version though this being based on the AUG A3 rifle. This version sported a 13 inch barrel as well as MIL-STD-1913 rail accessories support.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Steyr AUG Para. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
665 mm
26.18 in
O/A Length
420 mm
16.54 in
Barrel Length
7.28 lb
3.30 kg
Weight
Blowback
Action
9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber(s)
25- or 32-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Swarovski 1.5x Telescopic Sight as standard
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Steyr AUG Para. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
760 ft
231.6 m | 253.3 yds
Max.Eff.Range
700
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
1,312 ft/sec
400 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Steyr AUG Para Submachine Gun (SMG) family line.
AUG Para - Base Series Designation
AUG 9mm - Alternative Designation
AUG SMG - Alternative Designation
AUG Para XS - Simialr smg form built upon the AUG A3 production rifle; 13-inch barrel assembly; MIL-STD-1913 rail accessories support.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Steyr AUG Para. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG - Austria
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[ Austria; Germay; Indonesia; Italy; Pakistan ]
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Image of the Steyr AUG Para
Left side view of the Steyr AUG Para submachine gun

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