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AR-18

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AR-18
Function Assault Rifle
Manufacturer Sterling Armaments
Entered service n/a
Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Rate of Fire 700-800rpm

The AR-18 is a 5.56mm assault rifle made by the now defunct Sterling Armaments.

The AR-18, and its semi-auto only counterpart, the AR-180 were also manufactured in the UK by Sterling Armaments. Terorists in Northern Ireland obtained a number of these from the USA, (often via NORAID,) and from France.

The AR-18 didn't have much success in sales as a military rifle, but the actions of the SA80 and the Singaporean SAR-80 are based on the AR-18 design.