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[IDEAS 2022] CW56 Roller Delayed Blowback Rifle from Pakistan Ordnance Factories​

Posted 2 days ago in Daily News, Defense, Rifles by Vladimir Onokoy with 21 Comments
Tags: pakistan, Pakistan Ordinance Factory, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, pakistani ordnance factories, POF


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The biggest Pakistan defense exhibition, IDEAS 2022, opened on November 15, offering visitors a chance to see small arms produced by Pakistan state-owned defense companies and private manufacturers. One of the biggest premiers of the expo is CW56, a new member of the roller-delayed blowback rifles family that already includes BW20 and CW39.

To promote the new series of rifles, the manufacturer created a short promotional video that depicts a raid on a terrorist base and shows POF weapons in action.

The newest member of the family, CW56, which stands for “combat weapon, chambered for 5.56×45” is using standard STANAG mags and delayed blowback operating principle, inherited from the G3 family of weapons, that have been produced in Pakistan for decades.

One of the main reasons behind the development of this family of rifles is the fact that existing HK machines and equipment that the POF factory already has can be used for the production of new rifles.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

The reason why POF designers had to develop three different rifles in three calibers is quite simple – the Pakistani Army, Law Enforcement, and paramilitary forces use all three calibers at the same time.

While G3, chambered for 7.62×51 and its variants remain to be the standard issue military rifle, a lot of agencies are using Chinese-made Kalashnikov Type 56 rifles, which in the Pakistani military often referred to as “Chinese SMG”, due to the fact that Chinese companies still use this designation in their catalogs and spec sheets.

At the same time, Pakistan’s special forces, the army SSG (Special Service Group) are almost exclusively using US-made M4 rifles chambered for 5.56×45. Perhaps CW56 is meant to replace M4s in this unit.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

Essentially, CW56 looks like a combination of an improved HK53-style upper receiver and an AR15-style lower, that combines AR15 ergonomics with the simplicity of G3 which simply lacks any gas system.

The exact specs of the new rifle are not available due to the fact that development and testing are still ongoing. There is, however, a detailed presentation video, in which the CW56 lead design engineer, Salman Ali, demonstrates his creation.
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Vladimir Onokoy is a small arms subject matter expert and firearms instructor. Over the years he worked in 15 different countries as a security contractor, armorer, firearms industry sales representative, product manager, and consultant.
His articles were published in the Recoil magazine, Small Arms Review, Small Arms Defence Journal, and Silah Report, he also created several video series such as “Gun myths”, “Kalashnikov: around the world”, “Larry Vickers in Russia” and “Kalashnikov: evolution” that are available on YouTube.
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Anything replacing the rubbish G3 being used by PA will be good.
Too much recoil, and jams frequently
 
Anything replacing the rubbish G3 being used by PA will be good.
Too much recoil, and jams frequently
Albeit with immense stopping power. As such the recoil on the 7.62mm round will be considerably more compared to 5.56mm. In semi-auto, it works well.

G-3 jamming is an issue often brought up to put down the rifle. This was the case at the heights of Siachen where most rifles have to be thawed out so their firing actions and ejection ports work properly. Otherwise along the LoC and anywhere else in Pakistan, G-3's stopping power reigns supreme. The .308/7.62x51 round will be missed which is why even the new variant has a 7.62x51 version. On similar account, Indians went back to 7.62x51 with their recent Sig purchase.
 
Albeit with immense stopping power. As such the recoil on the 7.62mm round will be considerably more compared to 5.56mm. In semi-auto, it works well.

G-3 jamming is an issue often brought up to put down the rifle. This was the case at the heights of Siachen where most rifles have to be thawed out so their firing actions and ejection ports work properly. Otherwise along the LoC and anywhere else in Pakistan, G-3's stopping power reigns supreme. The .308/7.62x51 round will be missed which is why even the new variant has a 7.62x51 version. On similar account, Indians went back to 7.62x51 with their recent Sig purchase.
Mostly these weapons are used as Semi, instead of Full Auto, Especially if you are in Urban warfare as by mistake you can hit civilians or evenly friendly close to you.

G3 has served its purpose well, its bullet do pack an extra punch, for Santry purpose in open regions and still might be better, but 1 is an outdated platform, 2nd you need something modern, for some weight soldiers, can carry more ammo, It only makes sense to have a weapon which can replace the main weapon for the whole army to keep cost low, but you need a weapon which can and will work in all conditions, as you will be using that in from SNOW TO DESERT conditions.
For some reason, the design on this just feels weird.
 

[IDEAS 2022] CW56 Roller Delayed Blowback Rifle from Pakistan Ordnance Factories​

Posted 2 days ago in Daily News, Defense, Rifles by Vladimir Onokoy with 21 Comments
Tags: pakistan, Pakistan Ordinance Factory, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, pakistani ordnance factories, POF


2-660x371.jpg

The biggest Pakistan defense exhibition, IDEAS 2022, opened on November 15, offering visitors a chance to see small arms produced by Pakistan state-owned defense companies and private manufacturers. One of the biggest premiers of the expo is CW56, a new member of the roller-delayed blowback rifles family that already includes BW20 and CW39.

To promote the new series of rifles, the manufacturer created a short promotional video that depicts a raid on a terrorist base and shows POF weapons in action.

The newest member of the family, CW56, which stands for “combat weapon, chambered for 5.56×45” is using standard STANAG mags and delayed blowback operating principle, inherited from the G3 family of weapons, that have been produced in Pakistan for decades.

One of the main reasons behind the development of this family of rifles is the fact that existing HK machines and equipment that the POF factory already has can be used for the production of new rifles.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

The reason why POF designers had to develop three different rifles in three calibers is quite simple – the Pakistani Army, Law Enforcement, and paramilitary forces use all three calibers at the same time.

While G3, chambered for 7.62×51 and its variants remain to be the standard issue military rifle, a lot of agencies are using Chinese-made Kalashnikov Type 56 rifles, which in the Pakistani military often referred to as “Chinese SMG”, due to the fact that Chinese companies still use this designation in their catalogs and spec sheets.

At the same time, Pakistan’s special forces, the army SSG (Special Service Group) are almost exclusively using US-made M4 rifles chambered for 5.56×45. Perhaps CW56 is meant to replace M4s in this unit.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

Essentially, CW56 looks like a combination of an improved HK53-style upper receiver and an AR15-style lower, that combines AR15 ergonomics with the simplicity of G3 which simply lacks any gas system.

The exact specs of the new rifle are not available due to the fact that development and testing are still ongoing. There is, however, a detailed presentation video, in which the CW56 lead design engineer, Salman Ali, demonstrates his creation.
Vladimir Onokoy

Vladimir Onokoy

Vladimir Onokoy is a small arms subject matter expert and firearms instructor. Over the years he worked in 15 different countries as a security contractor, armorer, firearms industry sales representative, product manager, and consultant.
His articles were published in the Recoil magazine, Small Arms Review, Small Arms Defence Journal, and Silah Report, he also created several video series such as “Gun myths”, “Kalashnikov: around the world”, “Larry Vickers in Russia” and “Kalashnikov: evolution” that are available on YouTube.
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The author of the article was in Pakistan during the 2015 rifle trials on behalf of Kalashnikov Concern. So he was privy to what went on in the trials.

The strange thing is a H&K roller delayed 5.56 Rifle already exists! But POF made one anyway.

okey dokey.
 

[IDEAS 2022] CW56 Roller Delayed Blowback Rifle from Pakistan Ordnance Factories​

Posted 2 days ago in Daily News, Defense, Rifles by Vladimir Onokoy with 21 Comments
Tags: pakistan, Pakistan Ordinance Factory, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, pakistani ordnance factories, POF


2-660x371.jpg

The biggest Pakistan defense exhibition, IDEAS 2022, opened on November 15, offering visitors a chance to see small arms produced by Pakistan state-owned defense companies and private manufacturers. One of the biggest premiers of the expo is CW56, a new member of the roller-delayed blowback rifles family that already includes BW20 and CW39.

To promote the new series of rifles, the manufacturer created a short promotional video that depicts a raid on a terrorist base and shows POF weapons in action.

The newest member of the family, CW56, which stands for “combat weapon, chambered for 5.56×45” is using standard STANAG mags and delayed blowback operating principle, inherited from the G3 family of weapons, that have been produced in Pakistan for decades.

One of the main reasons behind the development of this family of rifles is the fact that existing HK machines and equipment that the POF factory already has can be used for the production of new rifles.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

CW56 rifle, right side Photo provided by POF.

The reason why POF designers had to develop three different rifles in three calibers is quite simple – the Pakistani Army, Law Enforcement, and paramilitary forces use all three calibers at the same time.

While G3, chambered for 7.62×51 and its variants remain to be the standard issue military rifle, a lot of agencies are using Chinese-made Kalashnikov Type 56 rifles, which in the Pakistani military often referred to as “Chinese SMG”, due to the fact that Chinese companies still use this designation in their catalogs and spec sheets.

At the same time, Pakistan’s special forces, the army SSG (Special Service Group) are almost exclusively using US-made M4 rifles chambered for 5.56×45. Perhaps CW56 is meant to replace M4s in this unit.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

CW56 and M4 carbine comparison. Photo provided by POF.

Essentially, CW56 looks like a combination of an improved HK53-style upper receiver and an AR15-style lower, that combines AR15 ergonomics with the simplicity of G3 which simply lacks any gas system.

The exact specs of the new rifle are not available due to the fact that development and testing are still ongoing. There is, however, a detailed presentation video, in which the CW56 lead design engineer, Salman Ali, demonstrates his creation.
Vladimir Onokoy

Vladimir Onokoy

Vladimir Onokoy is a small arms subject matter expert and firearms instructor. Over the years he worked in 15 different countries as a security contractor, armorer, firearms industry sales representative, product manager, and consultant.
His articles were published in the Recoil magazine, Small Arms Review, Small Arms Defence Journal, and Silah Report, he also created several video series such as “Gun myths”, “Kalashnikov: around the world”, “Larry Vickers in Russia” and “Kalashnikov: evolution” that are available on YouTube.
► Email: machaksilver at gmail dot com.
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@Horus @DESERT FIGHTER Looks a bit STG 44 'ish
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