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U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns

The U.S. Army's ACR program of the 1980s failed to find a viable successor to the storied Colt M16 rifle line.

U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns

The U.S. Army's ACR program of the 1980s failed to find a viable successor to the storied Colt M16 rifle line.

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During the 1980s, the United States Army attempted to find a replacement for its venerable Colt M16 series rifle family by adopting a design that improved upon first-hit probability by as much as 100%. A handful of entries were considered and, after hundreds of millions of dollars were spent, the program was ended with no clear winner.


There are a total of (4 U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





A
1
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Prototype Assault Weapon
C
2
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Experimental Prototype Assault Weapon
H
3
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G11
Heckler & Koch HK G11
Caseless Assault Rifle
S
4
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Experimental Assault Weapon
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